Offering robust benefits plans to your employees may seem like a decision made from the kindness of your heart. However, according to an article from the job-search website Indeed, offering benefits like dental coverage to employees increases their productivity and “helps keep and find talented employees.”
Small business dental plans are good for recruiting purposes, they can help support your business’s bottom line and more!
The benefits of healthy employees
According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that looked at work hours lost due to dental visits, “a total of 92.4 million hours were lost for unplanned visits.” This highlights how healthy employees are an essential part of any successful business. Investing in a small business dental plan can help keep employees productive and at work.
By encouraging preventive care and offering dental benefits in your small business, you can help decrease your staff’s risk of developing serious oral health problems, which may contribute to lost hours of productivity. Additionally, employees who use dental benefits are able to get in front of a health care professional who can screen them for other potential health risks, such as heart disease or stroke.
Small business dental plans go beyond oral health
Detecting serious health problems early helps your employees get seen by the appropriate health care professional so that they can be treated promptly.
Small businesses with dental benefits attract and keep top talent
Employees want a comprehensive benefits package. According to a survey from the Society for Human Resource Management, 89 percent of those surveyed said health-related benefits like dental insurance are “very important” or “extremely important” when it comes to accepting a job. If you aren’t offering a comprehensive benefits package, you may be missing out on top talent.
Additionally, businesses and organizations that offer benefits have lower turnover rates than those without them. According to PeopleKeep.com, some of the top reasons organizations experience high turnover rates include a “lack of or poor employee benefits…”
Choosing your small business dental plan
If you’re ready to find the perfect small business dental plan that fits the needs of you and your employees, Delta Dental of Colorado can help. Visit our employer site to start collecting information on small business dental plans. Contact us if you have any questions.
Looking for more information about the benefits of dental insurance? Check out, “When is Dental Insurance Worth it?”
*Updated September 2023