NADP Association News

CONVERGE offers sessions in government relations track

NADP SmartBrief | Aug 25, 2016

Learn more about current dental benefits industry trends and issues via the CONVERGE breakout sessions in the Government Relations Track. Sessions cover a wide array of topics including future of public and private exchanges; Medicaid expansion; Medicare Advantage plan challenges; challenges and solutions for dental networks and provider directories; and medical loss ratios and actuarial value. CONVERGE 2016 is Sept. 12-15 at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio. For more information, visit the CONVERGE microsite. Register in the NADP Knowledge Center.

Discovery Zone offers products and services designed to advance your company

NADP SmartBrief | Aug 25, 2016

Whether you're looking for claims, network software, or print solutions, fraud prevention services, promotional products, patient educational content and more, the Discovery Zone is where you'll find answers. The Discovery Zone is the CONVERGE 2016 exhibit hall, featuring a diverse array of exhibitors, informative DZ demos on key trends and multiple opportunities to learn more about products and services design to help you succeed in the dental benefits industry. Visit the Exhibitor section of for a list of Discovery Zone exhibitors and descriptions of their products and services. Visit for details. Register in the CONVERGE section of NADP Knowledge Center. Log in to receive member price.

CONVERGE presents "How DSOs Fit into Your Strategic Plan"

NADP SmartBrief | Aug 18, 2016

Numerous insurance companies are aggressively investigating alternatives to their core business. A recent trend has been to seriously consider entering the Dental Support Organization (DSO) business; in fact, a number of high-profile companies such as The Guardian Life Insurance Company and DentaQuest have already initiated these investments. CONVERGE presenter Dr. Joseph Errante, Senior Associate at The Concept Group, will present the informative breakout session, How DSOs Fit into Your Strategic Plan, on Sept. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. at CONVERGE 2016. Visit for details. Register in the CONVERGE section of NADP Knowledge Center. Log in to receive member price.

Sponsored webinar explores best claims practices

NADP SmartBrief | Aug 18, 2016

Take advantage of the complimentary webinar, Paper Dental Claim Processing: Best Practices in Action, sponsored by Information Capture Solutions (ICS) on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. Central Time. This webinar will present best practices and look at the real-world results and benefits these implementations can bring to your organization. Panelists include Brant Poore, ICS President & CEO, Ray Shears, VP, Chief of Business Operations & Co-Owner and Brian Tuttle, Senior Project Manager. Register in the NADP Knowledge Center.

CONVERGE session spotlights building customer trust

NADP SmartBrief | Aug 11, 2016

Hear from West Monroe Partners' Paul Hagen and Kristin Irving, Tuesday, Sept. 13 at CONVERGE 2016 when they present Customer Trust: The Guide to Building Your Greatest Asset! They will focus on helping organizations build trust with their members through establishing Voice of the Customer programs, enhancing self-service capabilities through personalization, and tailoring communication to the member. They will also share insights from our Customer Effort Index 2.0 study. To register for CONVERGE 2016, please log in and visit the Knowledge Center. For more details, including a schedule, visit the CONVERGE micro-site, accessible via the Education section of

Webinar focuses on Medicaid developments

NADP SmartBrief | Aug 04, 2016

Join NADP Aug. 16 at 1:00 p.m. Central Time for Developments and Activities to Advance Oral Health in Medicaid, a 60-minute educational webinar. Panelists Stacey Chazin, director of prevention programs, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. and Patrick W. Finnerty, senior advisor, DentaQuest and former Virginia Medicaid director, will present a high-level overview of oral health care and health in the Medicaid delivery system for children and adults, and associated challenges to improved access and outcomes. Register in the NADP Knowledge Center.

CONVERGE schedule offers sessions in three educational tracks

NADP SmartBrief | Aug 04, 2016

CONVERGE 2016 offers a wide array of professional development opportunities presented in three tracks: Government Relations, Professional Relations and Business Development. For a concise view of the educational opportunities, view the schedule options (overall, by day, etc.) on Register in the CONVERGE section of NADP Knowledge Center. Log in to receive member price.

Webinar Recordings Available in Knowledge Center

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2016

Gain insight and knowledge on critical industry issues and trends through the library of NADP educational, one-hour webinar recordings. Per recording price: NADP members $100; nonmembers $195. Access these recordings in the NADP Knowledge Center.

NADP publishes Premium Trends Report

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2016

The 2015 NADP Dental Benefits Report: Premium and Benefit Utilization Trends Report, which was initially released embargoed to participating companies, is now available in the Knowledge Center of the NADP website. The report provides information about the trends in In-force premium for DHMO, DPPO and Dental Indemnity products; portrays data on Annual Maximums and Annual Deductibles; and provides trending data on utilization of benefits and number of procedures paid for by dental carriers.

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