NE Delta Dental ready for state exchange
CONCORD — Northeast Delta Dental has been approved by the New Hampshire Insurance Department to offer dental plans on the Heath Insurance Marketplace, also known as the Health Benefit Exchange, the web-based marketplaces authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that are scheduled to open for enrollment on Oct. 1.
Northeast Delta Dental's plan offerings on both the Individual Marketplace and the SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) Marketplace will include family, adult-only and child-only plans, with each offered at a high or low option.
Northeast Delta Dental will continue to offer dental plans in the private market to service larger employers and those individuals and small groups not purchasing coverage through the Marketplace.
Northeast Delta Dental's network includes 94-percent of New Hampshire's practicing dentists. It also has been approved to offer plans on Maine and Vermont's Health Benefit Exchanges.
Panel to address housing market in NH
CONCORD — The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire will host a luncheon event Sept. 5 focusing on the current state of New Hampshire's housing market after the Great Recession.
The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. It is sponsored by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, and presented in partnership with the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire.
A panel of experts will explore the state of housing and discuss whether the market is on the rebound. They will also address whether properties are gaining value and selling, and the opportunities for rental housing and first-time home ownership for New Hampshire workers.
Panelists include: Kendall Buck, executive vice president, Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire; William Weidacher, Realtor and president, New Hampshire Realtors Association; Chris Davies, developer, Great Bridge Properties; and Ignatius MacLellan, managing director, homeownership, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.
The cost to attend the luncheon is $35 for BIA, Capitol Connect, Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire and regional housing coalition members, and $49 for the general public. To register, visit BIAofNH.com and click on the events calendar. Call 224-5388, ext. 116 for more information.