In states where MetLife is targeting on or off marketplace participation, the dental insurer will update dental plans to assist clients in complying with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is scheduled to become effective Jan. 1, 2014 for most small-business employers.

For those effected small businesses, medical insurance carriers will be required to offer medical plans consisting of 10 essential health benefits (EHB), including pediatric dental and vision coverage for children through age 19. MetLife will add pediatric dental benefits to dental benefit plans to meet EHB requirements. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2014, for groups with 50 or fewer employees. MetLife also plans to offer EHB benefits to small groups in about 20 states via the public marketplaces, the company said.

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