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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 627
INSURANCE RATES AND CONTRACTS
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F.S. 627.6577
627.6577 Dental care.
(1) Any employer, group, or organization that pays or contributes to the premium of a group health insurance plan or dental service plan corporation which provides dental coverage only upon the condition that services be rendered by an exclusive list of dentists or groups of dentists shall provide an alternative to enable the insured to have a free choice of dentist. The employer, group, or organization shall pay or contribute an equal dollar amount toward either alternative elected by the insured. The provisions of this section do not require the commingling of costs and claims experience between the two alternative plans.
(2) Each insurer or dental service plan corporation in this state that transacts group insurance or provides prepaid health care which includes dental care only upon the condition that services be rendered by an exclusive list of dentists or groups of dentists shall advise the employer, group, or organization of the requirements of subsection (1) during the course of marketing or renewal of such health care policies.
(3) This section does not apply to contracts entered into pursuant to part I of chapter 641.
History.s. 1, ch. 84-301; s. 1, ch. 85-65; s. 36, ch. 92-78; s. 114, ch. 92-318; s. 28, ch. 95-211.