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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2S:

      Section: 26:2S-26: Definitions relative to certain dental benefit plans.

1. As used in this act:

"Carrier" means an insurance company, health service corporation, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation, dental service corporation, dental plan organization, or health maintenance organization, authorized to issue dental plans in this State.

"Covered person" means a person on whose behalf a carrier offering a dental plan is obligated to pay benefits for or provide dental services pursuant to the plan.

"Covered service" means a dental care service for which a reimbursement is available under a covered person's dental plan, or for which a reimbursement would be available but for the application of contractual limitations including, but not limited to, deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, waiting periods, annual or lifetime maximums, frequency limitations, alternative benefit payments, or any other limitation, or services not reimbursable due to the dentist's failure to comply with a provision of the dentist's participating provider agreement or the dental plan.

"Dental plan" means a benefits plan which pays or provides dental expense benefits for covered services and is delivered or issued for delivery in this State by or through a carrier either on a stand-alone basis or as part of other coverage including, but not limited to, health benefits coverage.

L.2014, c.70, s.1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2014-12-04 09:30:13.

Older versions of 26:2S-26 (if available):

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