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58-17-163 Dental care insurers to honor assignment of benefits.

Any insurer that provides dental care insurance to a person shall honor an assignment, made in writing by the person insured under the policy, of payments due under the policy to a dentist or a dental corporation for dental care services provided to the person that is insured under the policy. Upon notice of the assignment, the insurer shall make payments directly to the dentist or dental corporation providing the dental care services. A dentist or dental corporation with a valid assignment may bill the insurer and notify the insurer of the assignment. Upon request of the insurer, the dentist or dental corporation shall provide a copy of the assignment to the insurer.

Source: SL 2017, ch 213, § 1.

58-17-164. Revocation of assignment of dental insurance benefits.

A person may revoke an assignment made pursuant to § 58-17-163 with or without the consent of the dentist or dental corporation. The revocation shall be in writing. The person shall provide notice of the revocation to the insurer. The insurer shall send a copy of the revocation notice to the dentist or dental corporation subject to the assignment. The revocation is effective when both the insurer and the dentist or dental corporation have received a copy of the revocation notice. The revocation is only effective for any charges incurred after both parties have received the revocation notice.

Source: SL 2017, ch 213, § 2.

Source: 58-17-163, 58-17-164

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