Humana launches dental plan; Excellus fixes computer error;

> Humana has launched a new dental plan aimed at retirees and self-employed members, according to the Courier-Journal. HumanOne Dental Loyalty Plus increases benefits to members who keep the plan for more than a year with coverage levels increasing over a three-year period to up to 70 percent of basic services and up to 50 percent of major services, such as root canals, dentures and crowns. Article

> Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield is reimbursing members who paid inflated out-of-pocket amounts caused by a computer mistake, reported the Democrat and Chronicle. The insurer also is offering restitution by adding 12 percent to the amount each member wasn't supposed to pay. "We broke it. We own it," Excellus spokesman Jim Redmond said. "We fixed it and we're cleaning it up to make sure everyone who may have been impacted is made whole." Article

> Recently introduced legislation would overturn the health reform law's requirement that health plans provide free birth control, including plans offered through religious-affiliated employers, reported The Hill's Healthwatch. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (S. 2043) in response to the Department of Health & Human Services decision that insurers must cover birth control without a copay or a deductible. Article

> Aetna is helping the California Department of Insurance investigate whether certain Lap-Band surgery centers defrauded its members, according to the Los Angeles Times. Article

> And Finally... This man is alive despite dying four times. Article