69% of small businesses in Colorado say dental benefits are “extremely” or “very” important, according to Delta Dental of Colorado’s Small Business Health Benefits Survey.
Here are 3 reasons why dental benefits are a big deal for small businesses.
1. Healthier Employees
The health of your employees is key to the health of your business. Many major health issues — such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer — have symptoms that can be detected during a regular dental check-up. Individuals with dental coverage are more likely to make that appointment, but only 34% of uninsured individuals report seeing a dentist twice a year or more.
2. A Competitive Advantage
When it comes to hiring new employees, dental benefits matter. According to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) 2011 Group Purchaser Study, 96% of employers believe dental benefits are an “essential factor” in employee recruitment. And with 62% of employers from our small business study saying benefits will become more important over the next 3 to 5 year, you should start considering your options now.
3. Your Bottom Line
Keeping costs low is a high priority when considering your benefits options. Offering a plan with preventive benefits can decrease emergency room visits and missed time at work. Every $1 spent on prevention saves $4 in treatment.
Learn more about what other small businesses are thinking about dental benefits from Delta Dental of Colorado’s Small Business Health Benefits Survey. And visit deltadentalco.com to get more information about our plans.