Mississippi will allow you to see how much you paid to get dental coverage under a program that allows people to compare their dental insurance premiums with other people’s.
The Mississippi Department of Health Services says the dental insurance plans are the first to be offered statewide in the state.
The state says it’s working to expand the program to other areas and that it will notify people with coverage in the future.
The department says its not an insurance company and the plans don’t have to be purchased by an insurance carrier.
But the state says dental coverage is a primary expense for many Mississippi residents.
“These dental plans are designed to meet the needs of people who are struggling with chronic dental conditions,” said Mike Smith, assistant secretary for the department of health services.
He said the program will help people better understand their dental costs, and the department is encouraging people to shop around to find a plan that fits their needs.
Some Mississippi residents have had trouble enrolling in dental coverage, Smith said.
So far, the state has received about 400 applications for dental plans, but the dental plans haven’t all been approved.
The plan offered through the dental program is called the Mississippi Dentist Program.
Under the program, people can sign up for dental insurance through a doctor’s office or a private dental plan.
For those who can’t afford dental insurance, they can purchase a health insurance plan through a health insurer.
The health insurance plans typically have lower deductibles and higher out-of-pocket costs, Smith noted.
Mississippi has about 3 million uninsured people, according to the Department of Economic and Community Development.
The cost of dental coverage for a dentist is typically $500 to $1,000, according the Mississippi Health Insurance Policy Commission.
The dental insurance plan is available in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, according a state spokesman.
The plans are available through the Mississippi Department to Mississippi residents who don’t qualify for dental benefits under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Mississippi offers an online dental plan through its Health Insurance Exchange.
It says consumers can find a dentist in the area and select a plan to get the benefits.
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