Delta Dental of Illinois recognized as one of Chicago’s best places to work

Delta Dental of Illinois recognized as one of Chicago’s best places to work

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (March 5, 2021) — Delta Dental of Illinois, the state’s leading dental benefits carrier providing coverage to more than 2 million people nationwide, was today named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago.

The recognition by Crain’s Chicago Business is based on a survey of thousands of employees about the types of working conditions, benefits and corporate culture that make a company a great place to work. The awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the 100 best companies to work for in Chicago.

Winners were determined by the results of a weighted survey of employees and employers, conducted by Crain’s in partnership with Best Companies Group.

“Taking care of Illinoisans’ and all of our members’ health starts with caring for our own employees,” said John Maples, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois. “We are proud of this recognition of our workplace culture, which is the foundation of all we do. Delta Dental of Illinois promotes a culture of inclusivity where we embrace diversity and foster open dialogue to ultimately drive better outcomes for those we serve.”

Maples noted that over the past year, companies needed to adapt to quickly changing circumstances due to the pandemic. All Delta Dental of Illinois employees shifted to working remotely as the company navigated stay-at-home orders and worked to keep its workforce healthy and safe.

That caring extended to the community, with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation donating more than $3.5 million in COVID-19 relief efforts over the past year to ensure all Illinoisans have access to quality health care.

Companies considered for Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago included both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as government entities with at least 25 employees. Businesses must be located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will County.

A complete list of winners is available at The full ranking – plus a breakdown of the rankings based on company size – will be announced at a virtual event on April 8. The ranking of the 100 top employers will appear in the April 12 issue of Crain’s and will be available online following the event.

About Delta Dental of Illinois

Delta Dental is the national dental benefits leader covering 1 in 3 Americans who have dental coverage. Delta Dental of Illinois is one of 39 member companies that make up the national Delta Dental system. Based in Naperville, Illinois, Delta Dental of Illinois provides dental benefit programs to more than 6,000 Illinois companies and covers 2 million individuals, employees and family members nationwide. Delta Dental of Illinois is committed to improving oral health in our community and furthers this commitment through the work of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation.

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