AAOMS endorses Medical Loss Ratios for dental plans

September 21, 2022

ROSEMONT, ILL. – The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) has endorsed “Yes on Question 2 in Massachusetts,” a ballot question on the November ballot that seeks to reform dental insurance Medical Loss Ratios (MLRs).

The Association also is making a financial contribution to support the campaign committee Massachusetts Dental Providers for Better Dental Benefits in favor of the ballot question. While MLRs currently apply to medical plans, the referendum will ensure MLRs also apply to dental plans, establishing an 83 percent threshold and requiring insurers to refund any excess premium to customers.

“Efforts such as the Massachusetts ballot question and MLR reform will help ensure patients get the most value possible for the premiums paid,” said Paul J. Schwartz, DMD, President of AAOMS. “This question would hold insurers accountable for their operations and promote additional patient access to care.”

Question 2 also is supported by the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.