You’re not only rewarding yourself when you choose Delta Dental coverage for your small business. You’re also attracting and retaining the best employees, and supporting your bottom line.
Offering benefits like dental insurance to employees increases their productivity and saves business owners money in the long run. And, since employees rank dental benefits as second in importance to medical benefits, small business dental insurance plans are good for recruiting purposes too!
Why Small Business Dental Insurance Benefits You
It’s important when considering small business dental insurance plans to educate yourself on what your employees want. The question isn’t can you afford dental benefits, but can you afford NOT to offer a dental plan to your employees?
A robust benefits package helps you attract and retain top employees. A survey conducted by the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) found that people were willing to pay higher monthly premiums for more dental coverage. Employees expect coverage for all their dental needs – not just preventive care – despite whether or not they have a healthy smile. Employees are more interested in comprehensive dental coverage than cost savings. Remember this when choosing small business dental plans for your team.
The Benefits of Healthy Employees
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, companies lose more than $6 billion of productivity and more than 164 million hours of work are lost every year for dentist appointments or other oral health problems. When you remind your employees about the link between their oral and overall health, you’re encouraging them to make their wellness a priority. This leads to preventive care and avoiding more serious health concerns in the future.
By encouraging preventive care and offering dental insurance in your small business, you may help lessen the costs of employees’ dental procedures down the line. When they visit the dentist to keep their oral wellness in check, they’re helping to lower their risk for other diseases. Additionally, employees are taking the opportunity to get in front of a healthcare professional who can screen them for other potential health risks.
Beyond Just Oral Health
Dentists are providing additional screenings to patients for blood pressure, sleep apnea, and heart disease, and the benefits are already proven. In one study where dentists screened patients for high blood pressure, 1 in 18 patients were diagnosed with hypertension.
“We can actually help people manage chronic medical conditions that might have an impact on things like blood pressure, heart attacks, obesity and strokes — all kinds of things that we don’t normally get a chance to see an effect of from our dental practice,” said Steve Carstensen, DDS, during a lecture on sleep disorders.
Having healthy employees starts with encouraging them to visit the dentist. And since most of our plans cover preventive visits at 100%, Delta Dental makes it easy for employees to get and stay healthy.
Choosing Your Small Business Dental Plans
Whether you choose to offer access to coverage for your employees or just yourself and your family, we have dental plans to meet your needs and budget.
Visit our small business page to request a quote and win your choice of a $50 Dunkin’ Donuts or Panera Bread gift card.* Not interested in a group plan? We offer individual dental insurance plans, too! Learn more about our plans and get a quote today.
*Restrictions apply. For complete Gift Card terms and conditions, see DeltaDentalVA.com/gc-legal-agreement. Limit one gift card per business. Offer limited to the first 50 businesses who qualify. To qualify for the offer, a business must 1) be headquartered in Virginia, 2) not be a current Delta Dental group customer, 3) request and receive a quote for a Delta Dental of Virginia group dental plan by completing and returning the business reply card attached to this letter, visiting DeltaDentalVA.com/small-business, 4) provide a valid business email and phone number. Delta Dental of Virginia will not request disclosure of individually identifiable protected health information to provide a quote. Offer is subject to Virginia law, and recipient is responsible for all applicable laws. Offer not transferable except at Delta Dental of Virginia’s sole discretion. Your Gift Card will be emailed within 30 business days after quote is provided. Delta Dental of Virginia reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time. Offer expires June 30, 2021.