For Consumers

Hearing set to consider WDS Reorganization and Merger Plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Insurance Commissioner has scheduled a hearing on May 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time in his Olympia, Washington office to consider whether he should approve or deny the request for the merger of Washington-based Washington Dental Services (WDS).

WDS filed an application for its plan of reorganization and merger transaction that includes a proposed reverse merger of Washington Dental Service with and into a DD of Washington subsidiary to become a subsidiary of an existing holding company.

The OIC provided information about the WDS reorganization plan on March 26, 2013 on the Commissioner’s website.

To view filed documents and information about the hearing process, go to Washington Dental Service #13-0115. Those documents include the Notice of Hearing, the Reorganization Plan, board resolutions, organizational charts, and other requests for transactions filed in this proceeding.

If approved, WDS would become a subsidiary under a new holding company system.  WDS will later change its corporate name to Delta Dental of Washington.

The public is notified that all interested parties may submit letters of support or concerns or objections and/or may participate in the hearing by appearing in person or by telephone at no charge.