07/24/2018

Delta Dental settlement notices mailed to eligible providers


A class action settlement administrator has mailed allocation notices to approximately 14,000 Premier providers eligible for payments under CDA’s settlement agreement with Delta Dental. As previously reported, dentists receiving awards had their fees impacted by Delta Dental’s “inflationary adjustment percentage.” The awards are based on factors including submitted fee increases, the application of the inflationary adjustment percentage and claims history for services performed during the period of Jan. 1, 2011, through Sept. 14, 2017.

Although eligible dentists do not need to file a claim in order to receive their portion of the $65 million settlement, they should read the notice carefully and supply any requested changes of address. Not all Premier providers are eligible for settlement awards, but those who do not receive an allocation notice and believe there may be an error should contact the settlement administrator.

For more information, visit DeltaDentalofCaliforniaSettlement.com. Members with questions about the terms or meaning of the settlement may contact CDA at 800.232.7645.



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Dentists eligible for payments under CDA’s settlement agreement with Delta Dental should expect to receive allocation notices within a few weeks. The class action settlement administrator plans to mail letters to approximately 14,000 Premier providers who had their fees impacted by Delta Dental’s “inflationary adjustment percentage.”


A San Francisco Superior Court judge has granted final approval of the $65 million amended settlement agreement between Delta Dental of California and the plaintiff class of Premier dentists. The comprehensive settlement is the result of a lengthy legal battle that CDA initiated in 2013 after learning of Delta Dental’s plans to reduce Premier provider rates by 8 to 12 percent. CDA brought the litigation in order to protect the rights of its members and to require Delta Dental to honor the terms of its contracts.


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