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  • Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month
    Sep. 9, 2021

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month

    General oral health

    Healthy Aging Month - While good daily oral hygiene is important for everyone, older adults can be at greater risk for oral health conditions such as gum disease, tooth loss and oral cancer. All Illinoisans should maintain good daily oral health habits like brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist, but older adults have special oral health care needs, which makes preventive care even more vital.

  • What are full coverage dental benefits?
    May 21, 2021

    What are full coverage dental benefits?

    Dental benefit information

    Full coverage dental benefits plans are those that help cover the costs of a wide range of dental treatments and procedures including preventive care, basic care and major restorative care.

  • Dual dental coverage: can I have two dental plans?
    Nov. 19, 2020

    Dual dental coverage: can I have two dental plans?

    Dental benefit information

    If you are covered under two different dental plans, then you have dual dental coverage. Dual dental coverage typically occurs when you have two jobs that each provide dental benefits, or you are covered by your spouse’s dental plan in addition to your own.

  • Choosing a dental plan to protect your health next year
    Oct. 5, 2020

    Choosing a dental plan to protect your health next year

    Dental benefit information

    Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, your priorities and those of your family may have changed. Wellness benefits may be even more important than ever before. It’s time to begin looking forward to a healthy 2021. Many Illinoisans are choosing benefits for next year. Did you know that dental coverage can play a key role in maintaining good oral health and overall well-being? In a recent Delta Dental poll, Americans gave two top reasons for having dental coverage.

  • Why offering dental benefits matters even more during a pandemic
    Sep. 8, 2020

    Why offering dental benefits matters even more during a pandemic

    Dental benefit information

    Nearly half of employers nationwide are strengthening health and wellness benefits so employees can more easily get the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Workplace perks like complimentary beverages, food and on-site gyms are great. But with many people still working from home, some of these office benefits may be of less value to employees. Many employees are seeking job security and a competitive benefits package to help them stay healthy during these times.

  • Dental insurance for kids
    Aug. 21, 2020

    Dental insurance for kids

    Dental benefit information

    When it comes to our children, we always want the best for them and look out for their well-being. This includes their oral health and making sure they have a healthy smile. Good oral health habits start early. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children visit the dentist by age 1 to help establish a relationship with the dentist and assess any risk for early dental decay. At 18 months, the regular six-month checkups can then begin.

  • Why positive surprises can make you smile
    May 1, 2020

    Why positive surprises can make you smile

    General oral health

    Whether it’s a nice note or a thoughtful gift, a pleasant surprise can make your day. Here’s what’s happening when a surprise makes you smile. How you progress from surprised to smiling

  • Smile! There’s a way to create a more positive workplace.
    Mar. 10, 2020

    Smile! There’s a way to create a more positive workplace.

    General oral health

    Do you help make your employees smile? Happy workers make for a more successful business. When workers feel respected and valued, they’re more likely to be happy and engaged. Workplaces that lack a positive atmosphere have higher absenteeism, more accidents, increased errors and defects, decreased productivity and lower profitability.

  • How to keep toothaches from being a pain to your business
    Feb. 5, 2020

    How to keep toothaches from being a pain to your business

    General oral health

    Distracted workers cost American businesses millions of dollars every year. And there’s little that’s more distracting than the pain of a toothache. Get to know more about toothaches so you can help save your employees some pain and keep them productive.

  • How you can help employees budget for dental expenses
    Jan. 18, 2020

    How you can help employees budget for dental expenses

    Dental benefit information

    Many people resolve to take better care of their finances this time of year. You can support your employees in working toward that goal by helping them budget for dental expenses. Here’s how you can help reduce their stress and improve their health. Provide dental benefits. The best way to help employees budget for dental expenses is by offering great dental coverage. Dental benefits often cover 100% of routine preventive services like checkups and cleanings.

  • Why proprietary dental networks have higher standards
    Dec. 5, 2019

    Why proprietary dental networks have higher standards

    Dental benefit information

    With a proprietary dental network, the dental benefits provider contracts directly with their network of dentists. While under a leased dental network, a dental benefits company will lease their network of dentists, or a portion of it, from a third-party provider to gain access to its dentists.

  • Why expanding businesses should offer employee benefits
    Nov. 5, 2019

    Why expanding businesses should offer employee benefits

    Dental benefit information

    Employer-sponsored benefits are a key factor in keeping employees happy and attracting the best workers to grow your business. However, it can be time-consuming and costly for small businesses to compete with larger companies or even other small businesses when it comes to providing benefits.

  • The Difference Between Coinsurance, Deductibles and Copay
    Oct. 24, 2019

    The Difference Between Coinsurance, Deductibles and Copay

    Dental benefit information

    Deductibles, copay and coinsurance are all ways you share the costs of dental care with your benefits company – but they all operate a little differently. A deductible is the total amount you pay before your dental benefits carrier helps with the costs. Let's say you have a $100 deductible and you need to get... More »

  • What is a “Benefit Waiting Period”?
    Oct. 24, 2019

    What is a “Benefit Waiting Period”?

    Dental benefit information

    After enrolling in a new dental plan, coverage for some services could be subject to a benefit waiting period. A benefit waiting period is the amount of time before you are eligible to receive benefits for all or certain dental treatments. Every dental plan is different, but typically, there are no waiting periods for diagnostic... More »

  • The most and least valued employee benefits
    Oct. 9, 2019

    The most and least valued employee benefits

    Dental benefit information

    If you’re looking to hire top talent in a competitive job market, your employee benefits package could be key. About 60% of workers say benefits and job perks are a major factor in their decision to accept a job offer. And 80% would choose additional benefits over higher pay.

  • What Do People Misunderstand about Dental Benefits?
    Jul. 8, 2019

    What Do People Misunderstand about Dental Benefits?

    Dental benefit information

    Do you understand what a waiting period or an effective date means for your dental plan? Did you know you can avoid costly surprises by requesting a pre-treatment estimate? Taking the time to understand more about your dental plan can be beneficial. Here's what you need to know.