Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies. This non-covered services bill was approved by the Wisconsin Assembly in April and now goes to the Governor for his signature. To learn more about the details of this legislation, please see my earlier article entitled, “Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurers.”
On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those policies. Similar laws, commonly known as “non-covered services legislation” have already been passed in 29 other states, including Minnesota, which passed similar legislation in 2011, and Illinois, where non-covered services legislation went into effect on January 1st of this year.