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  • 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.

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  • Three Ways to Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Yet
    Jan. 15, 2020

    Three Ways to Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Yet

    General oral health

    If your New Year’s resolution includes taking better care of your health, a visit to the dentist may be just as important as a visit to the gym. That’s because there’s a direct connection between your oral and overall health. Your mouth provides clues about what’s happening in the rest of your body. It can even be the first place that signs of problems such as diabetes or heart disease show up.

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  • No dental insurance? Protect your oral health with an individual plan.
    Dec. 6, 2019

    No dental insurance? Protect your oral health with an individual plan.

    Dental benefit information

    With the end of the year approaching, you still have a few weeks to schedule a preventive checkup with your dentist and make use of your dental benefits — or consider getting a plan for next year. Did you know that more than 2 in 5 Americans (44%), or more than 100 million people, lack dental insurance? Don’t be among them. People with dental insurance are 40% more likely than those without coverage to see the dentist each year (77% v. 46%).

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  • 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.

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  • Paying for a Dental Plan You're Not Using? Start Using It.
    Jun. 5, 2019

    Paying for a Dental Plan You're Not Using? Start Using It.

    Dental benefit information

    More than 1 in 3 adults across the nation — including almost 45% of those ages 19 to 34 — will not visit the dentist over the course of a year, despite having private dental insurance.1 In Illinois, 25% of people who have dental insurance coverage have not visited the dentist in the past year.2 In short, they are paying for dental insurance they are not using. If you have dental insurance coverage and are not using these benefits regularly, you could be leaving money on the table and shortchangi

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  • Three Ways to Care about Remote Employee's Health
    May 15, 2019

    Three Ways to Care about Remote Employee's Health

    Dental benefit information

    Three ways to show you care about remote employees’ health. Even when they work outside the office, you can help employees maintain good oral health.

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  • Don't Ignore this Crucial Oral Health Check
    May 7, 2019

    Don't Ignore this Crucial Oral Health Check

    General oral health

    A surprising number of Americans ignore this crucial health check. Your dental checkup is not only good for your health, it’s also good for your wallet. Preventive services, like checkups, are 100 percent covered by most dental plans. Yet, many people leave money on the table by not going to their dentist often.

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  • Offering Voluntary Dental Benefits is Good for Business
    Oct. 19, 2018

    Offering Voluntary Dental Benefits is Good for Business

    Dental benefit information

    Poor dental health may come at a large cost to your employees and your company. More than 90 million work hours are lost in the U.S. because of emergency or unplanned dental visits – and adults with poor oral health are more likely to miss work.1 In fact, nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of employed Illinoisans... More »

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  • How Dental Benefits Improve Well-Being
    Jun. 7, 2018

    How Dental Benefits Improve Well-Being

    Dental benefit information

    Offering a dental plan to employees or purchasing a dental plan on your own isn't just about oral health. Dental benefits have been shown to improve both oral health and overall well-being. Dental coverage emphasizes preventive care. Americans lose more than 164 million hours of work every year due to dental disease.1 But dental coverage... More »

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  • How Dental Benefits Go Beyond Dental Issues
    Feb. 8, 2018

    How Dental Benefits Go Beyond Dental Issues

    Dental benefit information

    In honor of American Heart Month this February, we're taking a look at an unexpected way to curb heart disease ­– visiting the dentist. Scheduling a dental appointment isn't just about taking care of your teeth. Your mouth can reveal a lot about your overall health. Signs and symptoms of dozens of systemic diseases, disorders,... More »

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  • Your Dental Benefits in the New Year
    Jan. 10, 2018

    Your Dental Benefits in the New Year

    Dental benefit information

    Now that we've flipped the calendar to the new year, planning is underway for many. As you're organizing your finances and other paperwork, it's also a great time to check on the status of your dental benefits. First, check to see if your dental benefits renew at the calendar year or the contract year,... More »

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  • Don't be Surprised By Your Dentist Bill
    Oct. 4, 2017

    Don't be Surprised By Your Dentist Bill

    Dental benefit information

    It's a season of surprises, but you don't need to be caught off guard by your dental bill. Before you have a dental procedure or treatment, ask your dentist to submit a pre-treatment estimate to Delta Dental of Illinois. A free pre-treatment estimate, sometimes called a pre-determination or pre-authorization, gives patients an approximate idea of... More »

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  • The Old College Try – Getting Kids to the Dentist
    Aug. 25, 2017

    The Old College Try – Getting Kids to the Dentist

    Children’s Oral Health

    While at college, your child will most likely start a new routine. Trying new things is part of the experience, but studying late and eating junk food may jeopardize already established oral health habits like brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist regularly. Regular dental checkups are important, especially for college-aged students who may be surviving... More »

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  • Make a Plan to Use Your Dental Benefits in the New Year
    Jan. 5, 2017

    Make a Plan to Use Your Dental Benefits in the New Year

    Dental benefit information

    It's the time for making resolutions and looking ahead. This year, make a plan to use and maximize your dental benefits. Remember – if you don't use them, you lose them. Know your dental plan details. Get up to speed on your plan's deductible and annual maximum. Your deductible is the amount you must pay... More »

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  • Understanding Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)
    Sep. 18, 2015

    Understanding Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

    Dental benefit information

    When you are covered by a dental plan, you often receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) from your dental carrier after a trip to the dentist's office. The EOB is not a bill, but rather an explanation of the procedures that were performed at the appointment and what is covered by your particular dental plan.... More »

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  • Dental Benefit Categories and Coverages
    Aug. 19, 2014

    Dental Benefit Categories and Coverages

    Dental benefit information

    Many dental plans offer 3 classes or categories of coverage. Each class provides specific types of treatment and typically covers those treatments at a certain percentage. Each class also specifies limitations and exclusions. Reimbursement levels vary from plan to plan, so be sure to read your benefits information carefully. Here are the typical levels in... More »

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