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Jul 8 2015
Ohio Dental Association members who are enrolled in the Ohio Dental Association Services Corp. Workers' Compensation discount plan should receive renewal quotes in the mail this summer. Information will come from CareWorksComp, which is the new name for Frank Gates. CareWorksComp helps dentists reach their highest possible discount on Bureau of ... [continue reading]
Jun 2 2015
The Affordable Care Act has brought about many changes to the health insurance industry, and the Ohio Dental Association Services Corp. has created a new health insurance plan to meet the needs of dentists and their staffs. “Offering an affordable health insurance option with high quality benefits is a top priority for the Ohio Dental ... [continue reading]
Jun 2 2015
MasterCard/Visa established October 2015 as the timeline for merchants to have EMV chip technology in place. This technology will require that chip cards stay in the equipment (terminal or pin pad attached to terminal or online system) until transaction is complete.  Non-EMV equipment will most likely continue to work after October 2015, but ... [continue reading]
Apr 13 2015
The Ohio Dental Association Services Corp. (ODASC)’s new health insurance plan, the Ohio Dental Association Wellness Trust, is now in effect. The plan is available to all members and their staffs. Below are some common questions ODA members have been asking about the new plan. What is the Ohio Dental Association Wellness Trust? The Ohio ... [continue reading]
Nov 5 2014
Finding affordable health insurance coverage without having to sacrifice quality is an enormous challenge for dental offices. Ohio Dental Association members have been asking the association to provide an alternative to buying high-cost health policies through the government exchanges (Affordable Care Act). A MEWA (multi-employer welfare trust) is ... [continue reading]
Nov 5 2014
The other day, my children were re-watching one of our favorite family movies “School of Rock” with the very funny Jack Black. There are so many lines that are laugh-out-loud funny, but my favorite one is an exchange that Jack Black has with a faculty member at a prep school: “Those who can teach, teach. Those who can’t ... [continue reading]
Aug 7 2014
The Ohio Dental Association Services Corp. (ODASC) has been researching health insurance options in light of the Affordable Care Act to ensure ODA members have a quality, affordable plan available to them and their staffs. The ODASC health insurance plan, Dentist’s Choice Health Care Plan (DCHCP), has been renewed in 2014 for another year ... [continue reading]
Jun 9 2014
The ODASC health insurance plan, Dentist's Choice Health Care Plan (DCHCP), will be renewed in 2014 for another year for people currently enrolled in the plan. The Department of Insurance is allowing for “non-grandfathered” small employer and individual plans – like the DCHCP – to be renewed in 2014 for current enrollees. ... [continue reading]
Apr 4 2014
The Ohio Dental Association Services Corporation, Inc. (ODASC) endorses ClaimX, an electronic insurance claim management system that interfaces with dental practice management systems. The program sends dental insurance claims electronically for 25 cents each. Many dentists pay 45 to 55 cents for the same service elsewhere. In addition, ClaimX ... [continue reading]
Feb 26 2014
Every dental office must have infection control procedures in place to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These procedures include, but are not limited to, the use of personal protective equipment, surface disinfection and instrument sterilization. OSHA Review Inc.’s Spore Check System makes it easier than ever to test office ... [continue reading]
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