In the current job market, employers face fierce competition. Secure the best talent by offering full health and dental benefits. This attracts and retains employees, creating a happier, healthier and more productive workforce! Insurance needs in the workplace are evolving. Today, dental benefits are highly valued. Employees expect to rely on employers for comprehensive health coverage.
82 percent of consumers surveyed said dental benefits were “very important” in their decision to take a new job. 54 percent said dental benefits were a “must-have.” Employer-provided benefits make up about one-third, or 32 percent, of total employee compensation. It’s no longer about having an employer-sponsored benefits package, but about having a competitive one. So how can you offer a competitive benefits package?
CONSIDER THE NEEDS OF YOUR EMPLOYEES
The age of your workforce is an important factor in determining your employees’ dental needs.
- Younger staff are more likely to have good oral health and mostly require preventive care.
- Parents may value access to orthodontic care.
- The more mature may desire coverage for restorative procedures.
Different plan models offer a range of monthly premiums and cost-sharing arrangements. Some plans can be voluntary for employees, and others allow employers to pay a smaller portion of the premiums. Click here to review available plans.
THE VALUE OF PREVENTIVE CARE
Promoting regular dental exams supports overall employee health and can help keep medical costs down. Visiting the dentist before problems occur allows them to detect a range of dental and potentially medical conditions as well. That way, they can be addressed before they become more serious. Preventive care enables earlier detection and treatment resulting in a healthier workforce. Dental plans that emphasize preventive and diagnostic care offer dual benefits to both the employee and the employer.
Encouraging employees to maintain good oral health promotes a company culture of wellness. Avoid days lost to sickness and avert future escalating medical costs. Encourage your employees to put their healthiest foot forward. By investing in employee health and dental care, small businesses will reap the benefits as they set their workforce up for success.
BUILD A BENEFITS PACKAGE TAILOR-MADE FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Find a plan with the best network of providers so employees can select in-network dentists. This will help to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. At Delta Dental, we have national access to the largest network of dentists. Interested in knowing more? Contact us to find the perfect dental plan for your business.