Others titles

  • Dental Plans in Washington Market
  • Dental Plans in Market

Keywords

  • Dental Loss Ratios
  • Dental Expenditures
  • Dental Premiums
  • Dental Insurance Plans
  • Dental Coverage
  • Insurance Plans
  • Dental Association
  • Health Premiums
  • Preventive
  • Dental Insurance Database

Washington Dental Loss Ratios

This dataset serves as a dental insurance summary database for Performance Year (PY) 2015-2016. This dataset is cumulative at the company level as reported to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

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Description

Insurance industry dental loss ratios (DLRs) represent expenditures for patient services as a percentage of total premium dollars. A well-managed dental insurance plan allows maximal dollars toward patient care and the least amount toward administrative overhead.

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), medical insurance plans are required to minimally operate at an 85% medical loss ratio (MLR) for larger carriers and 80% MLR for smaller health insurance companies. Dental insurance is quite different than medical insurance in fundamental ways. Potential dental insurance company losses for payout of patient benefits are far more actuarially predictable. Most dental insurance companies impose yearly maximal payouts limited to only $1,000 to $1,500. Medical insurance may be on the hook for unlimited sums, in the event of catastrophic illness. In fact, few if any dental plans cover catastrophic events or major oral rehabilitation.

Dental insurance plans focus coverage on low-cost preventive care. The least percentage coverage is for more involved restorative treatments, like crowns and fixed bridge work. Further, many dental plans disallow payments for implant services altogether.

Note: While the data is for a company’s total (national) business, only those companies that report having health premiums in the state of Washington are included in this listing.

About this Dataset

Data Info

Date Created

2017-07-17

Last Modified

2020-01-16

Version

2020-01-16

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

2015-2016

Spatial Coverage

Washington

Source

John Snow Labs; National Association of Insurance Commissioners;

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Keywords

Dental Loss Ratios, Dental Expenditures, Dental Premiums, Dental Insurance Plans, Dental Coverage, Insurance Plans, Dental Association, Health Premiums, Preventive, Dental Insurance Database

Other Titles

Dental Plans in Washington Market, Dental Plans in Market

Data Fields

Name Description Type Constraints
Company_NameName of enrolled companystring-
CocodeFive-digit number that uniquely identifies an insurance companyintegerlevel : Nominal
State_AbbreviationState abbreviation of the company’s legal residencestring-
Business_TypeLine of business under which an insurance company is licensed by its State of Domicile. L=Life P=Property/Casualty X=Healthstring-
YearPlan Year represented by the rowdate-
Dental_PremiumsPremiums earned for the year from Dental policies that provide only dental treatment benefits.number-
Dental_PaymentsDirect costs incurred providing dental treatment benefits excluding administrative costs.number-
Dental_MembersThe total number of lives insured, including dependents, under individual policies and group certificates as of December 31 of the reporting year.integerlevel : Ratio
Dental_Member_MonthsThe sum of total number of lives insured on a pre-specified day of each month of the reported year.integerlevel : Ratio
Dental_Loss_RatioRatio of dental loss per yearnumberlevel : Ratio
Average_Amount_of_PremiumsAverage Amount of Premiums per Member per Monthnumber-
Previous_Year_Average_Amount_of_PremiumsPrevious Year Average Amount of Premiums per Member per Monthnumber-
Percentage_Change_in_Average_PremiumsPercentage Change in Average Premiums per Member per Month from Previous Yearnumberlevel : Ratio

Data Preview

Company NameCocodeState AbbreviationBusiness TypeYearDental PremiumsDental PaymentsDental MembersDental Member MonthsDental Loss RatioAverage Amount of PremiumsPrevious Year Average Amount of PremiumsPercentage Change in Average Premiums
4 Ever Life Insurance Company80985ILL2016136398913639896307897319891100000.190.181.5
ACE AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY22667PAP201667989157408950634170633895000600017.4617.290.9
AETNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY60054CTL2016973915803896012614425272050996560920019.136.49-47.7
American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC)60380NEL2016166559889714788895290495897674430028.2428.060.6
American Fidelity Assurance Company60410OKL2016627145185211356680017.5921.53-18.3
American General Life Insurance Company60488TXL201610320641187853931111721150092.3831.46193.6
American Heritage Life Insurance Company60534FLL20167302913321111815022092045003.314.32-23.4
American National Life Insurance Company of Texas71773TXL201613457504764732850532574199570023.4424.03-2.5
AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE INS CO60801OKL2016262023214478091085573806550035.568.27-48.0
AMERICAN REPUBLIC INSURANCE COMPANY60836IAL201639194723108940603474120790052.8856.21-5.9