Public exchange managers in some states are already starting to decide how they'll handle dental benefits in 2015.

Wakely Consulting Group has developed a 55-page report on dental coverage options for the board of Covered California, California's public exchange.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires all individual and small-group plans to offer a package of 10 "essential health benefits" starting in 2014. The EHB package includes requirements for dental and vision services for children.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.