September 2018

2019 Individual Product Updates
As the dental benefits leader in Colorado, Delta Dental is always striving to meet the oral health needs of all Coloradans. In the effort to keep improving our products and services, Delta Dental of Colorado is updating our individual plans for 2019.

So what's in store for 2019?
  • Clear plan: 
    • No deductible, no annual maximum, and no waiting periods for services 
  • (NEW) Enhanced plan:
    •  100%/50%/50% coverage, $1,000 annual maximum, $50 deductible, and no waiting periods for basic services
  • Premium plan:
    • 100%/80%/50% coverage, $2,000 annual maximum, and a $100 lifetime deductible 
  • Basic plan:
    •  100%/50%/0% coverage, $1,000 annual maximum, and a $50 deductible 
Sales of these plans will begin on 11/1/18. For more information on our broker commission for individual products, please contact Additional plan details can be found at

2017 Annual Report
Read and share our smile stories in the 2017 annual report available  here .
AP Exclusive: Modest premium hikes as the ACA stabilizes
Associated Press News, September 7, 2018
Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. 

Trump officials make it easier to avoid ACA mandate penalty
The Hill, September 12, 2018
The Trump administration is making it easier for individuals to opt out of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.

Child Participation in Medicaid, CHIP Up From 2013 to 2016
Physician's Briefing, September 5, 2018
From 2013 to 2016 there was an increase in children's participation in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), according to a report published in the August issue of Health Affairs.
Study: Opioid abuse down slightly in 2017, still at high levels
The Hill, September 14, 2018
The number of people abusing opioids in the U.S. dropped slightly in 2017 compared to the previous year, though remains at high levels, according to a new survey.

See how Colorado schools ranked in U.S. News and World Report's annual report
Denver Business Journal, September 11, 2018
U.S. News and World Report released its 2019 Best Colleges rankings and while only three Colorado universities cracked the top 100 of its national universities list, quite a few ranked in other categories.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper takes step toward possible presidential run
The Denver Post, September 17, 2018
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday put out one of the strongest signals yet he's considering a run in 2020 against President Donald Trump.

Boeing leads $10 million investment in Denver aerospace startup
Denver Business Journal, September 10, 2018
BridgeSat, a Denver-based startup that uses laser technology to quickly transmit large amounts of data into space, has received a healthy boost of funding from aerospace giant Boeing.

In "growth mode," BP opens new U.S. headquarters in Denver
The Denver Post,  September 12, 2018
BP cites Colorado's high-tech community, progressive policies as reasons for moving to Denver.

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