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  • Understanding pre-treatment estimates
    Sep. 8, 2020

    Understanding pre-treatment estimates

    Dental benefit information

    When planning for any dental treatment, it’s important to know the costs involved – understanding what is covered by your dental carrier and what you may owe your dentist. Delta Dental of Illinois offers a complimentary pre-treatment estimate for its members so they have an idea of how much a specific dental procedure will cost ahead of time. This helps both you and your dentist make the right decision for you regarding your treatment options.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • What is COBRA insurance?
    Jul. 15, 2020

    What is COBRA insurance?

    Dental benefit information

    “COBRA” stands for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act and is a 1985 federal law to provide relief for those who experience a job loss, or other qualifying event, allowing them to continue their existing medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage for a limited period – typically 18 months after the final day of employment. In rarer circumstances, COBRA coverage is available for up to 36 months.

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  • 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

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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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