It often falls on the shoulders of human resources and C-level professionals to create and nurture company culture. And a big part of your culture has to do with how valued your employees feel. A lot of things go into valuing and supporting workers, and one of them is the benefits package you provide.
If you’re reconsidering your benefit options, make sure you know why dental benefits have bite! A comprehensive prevention-focused dental plan can:
1. Keep Cost Down
By emphasizing regular check-ups and early intervention, dental benefits can reduce overall treatment costs by helping you avoid the more costly restorative treatments.
2. Increase Productivity
Believe it or not, dental disease causes employed adults to lose more than 164 million hours of work a year. That’s 2 full days per employee! And employees with children lose 25 million more work hours caring for their children’s oral health. A good preventive dental plan can give employees back a lot of that time.
3. Give Your Company a Competitive Advantage
Make sure your company offers a competitive package to attract top talent. In our Colorado Small Business Health Benefits Survey, we found that 69% of small businesses say dental benefits are “extremely” or very” important.
4. Create Healthier Employees
Americans make 21 million visits to the emergency room for dental issues each year! That’s a lot of expense and pain for health issues that can be prevented with regular care. Plus, 90% of systemic diseases — like heart disease, kidney disease, and several cancers — have oral manifestations. By taking proper care of your employee’s oral health, you can help decrease medical costs as well.
Choosing the right benefits for your company culture and employees is important. It can set the stage for success in business and life. If you’re chewing over dental benefit plans, let us help!