The PPP has three active advisory boards: the National Advisory Board, the State Administrator Advisory Board, and the Underwriting and Processing Advisory Board. Each serves an important purpose in collectively making the PPP the premier practice protection plan in the country.
The National Advisory Board (NAB)
The National Advisory Board is made up of five prominent dental professionals. A geographically diverse group with different areas of expertise, the NAB is committed to the enhancement of the national prominence of the Professional Protector Plan by providing input with respect to the needs and concerns of dentistry. The NAB works closely with PPP management, helping to develop risk management procedures and advising on coverage needs, new trends, developments, and related legislation.
The State Administrator Advisory Board (SAAB)
The State Administrator Advisory Board brings the concerns of both the insurance professional and the insured dentists to the PPP. Half of the board's members are appointed to their positions, and half are elected by their peers. The SAAB assists in keeping the program focused on its national scope while responding to local issues. The SAAB acts as a conduit for information to and from the full group of State Administrators, including coverage enhancements and suggestions.
The Underwriting and Processing Advisory Board (UPAB)
This board was recently formed to address issues of efficiency and value within the PPP. The group examines the way the PPP is brought to the market to ensure that we are providing the best value and operating in the most efficient manner possible. This board not only addresses the issues of workflow by the State Administrators but also works with an eye toward streamlining the program from the customer's standpoint.