What's New

Contact the Division of Insurance

The Division of Insurance (DOI) and Attorney General's Office (AGO) need to investigate the recent actions by Delta Dental of MA. Ask your legislators to support the MDS in its efforts to have the DOI and AGO investigate the newest changes by Delta. 

Call both offices directly:
DOI - 877.563.4467
AGO - 617.727.2200

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Are Your Labor Law Posters Up-to-Date

Did you know that new mandatory changes have been made to the state's Wage and Hours Laws poster for 2017? These include reporting pay, minimum wage, hourly service rate, rights of temporary workers, rights of domestic workers, public works and public construction workers, and domestic violence leave. If your poster doesn't reflect these updates, you are not in compliance.

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Delta Update Antitrust

In our continuing effort to advocate for our members with regard to the Delta Dental of Massachusetts 2017 agreement, the MDS sought the counsel of our legal team, Goulston & Storrs, to clarify the extent to which a dental association such as the MDS can be involved in contracts. Please read the response from Goulston & Storrs, as it specifically explains why the MDS cannot legally advise members on contracts.

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Dental Insights

Deciding to participate in the new Delta contract is a personal business decision. Some may have made a decision, others may still be in the process of deciding. Regardless of where you stand on this decision, it is important to fully understand the new contract terms, the ramifications it may have on your practice, and the action plan MDS is pursuing on behalf of our members. The MDS Dental Practice Committee encourages all MDS members to participate in the Understanding Delta Dental of MA Transitions Webinar, which will address these important topics.

When: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.  
Speaker: Jack Eiferman, MDS legal counsel from Goulston & Storrs

Advanced registration is required.

Note: We are in the process of making provisions for members who are unable to attend the lunchtime webinar. Details will be available shortly on additional programming options, please check massdental.org/delta for more information.

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