If you’re a small business owner, you might not think it’s important to offer dental coverage to your employees. Well, think again!
Here are 3 reasons why dental benefits are a big deal for small businesses.
1. Keeps employees happy and healthy.
Regardless of your business size, employees expect dental coverage to be part of their benefits package. Individuals with dental coverage are also more likely to make that appointment — while only 34% of uninsured individuals report seeing a dentist twice a year or more. Delta Dental of Virginia develops its benefit plans based on current dental science research designed to keep people their healthiest and most productive.
2. Gives your business a competitive edge.
When it comes to hiring new employees, dental benefits matter. According to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) 2008 Group Purchaser Study, dental benefits are a top priority, directly behind health and retirement benefits. This sentiment continued in the 2011 study, where most employers (96%) believe dental benefits are an “essential factor” in employee recruitment.
3. Plans are cost-effective.
Delta Dental of Virginia plans encourage subscribers to visit the dentist regularly. Most forms of dental problems, such as cavities and gum disease, are preventable. Regular check-ups are an essential part in early detection. Every $1 spent on prevention saves $4 in treatment.
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