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  • 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 »

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  • How much is stress costing your business?
    Aug. 9, 2019

    How much is stress costing your business?

    General oral health

    While it’s not surprising that stress in the workplace has a negative effect on productivity, the full extent of the problem can be startling. Stress costs employers more than $300 billion annually. That’s due in part to employees who report high stress levels being less engaged, less productive and missing more work than those who don’t have excessive stress. In fact, 1 million workers are absent every day due to stress, with stressed employees taking more than 4.6 sick days per year compare

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  • Shining a Spotlight on the Oral Health in Illinois
    Sep. 27, 2018

    Shining a Spotlight on the Oral Health in Illinois

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois covers the smiles of 2 million individuals nationwide, and we know first-hand the importance of oral health and its connection to well-being for both adults and children. For this reason, we recently commissioned the sixth annual Delta Dental of Illinois Children's Oral Health Survey and Adult's Oral Health and Well-Being Survey.... More »

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  • Helping Employees Get the Most Value out of their Dental Benefits
    Sep. 13, 2018

    Helping Employees Get the Most Value out of their Dental Benefits

    Dental benefit information

    Because dental benefits have the potential to improve both oral and overall health, it's important that employees make the most of their coverage. By taking some simple steps, you can help encourage your group's employees to leverage their dental benefits as effectively as possible. Education – Ensure that employees are aware of the value their... More »

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  • The Importance of Offering Voluntary Benefits to Employees
    Aug. 23, 2018

    The Importance of Offering Voluntary Benefits to Employees

    Dental benefit information

    If you're an employee benefits manager, you may find yourself performing a balancing act when it comes to compensation packages. Not only are you tasked with satisfying your employees' expectations, but you also have to meet the financial goals of your business. To accommodate these two priorities, you may consider curbing costs by switching to... 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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  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    Nov. 10, 2017

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month

    General oral health

    Regular dental exams could be the first line of defense against diabetes While more than a million Illinoisans have been diagnosed with diabetes, an additional 350,000 have the disease but are unaware. Yet a regular dental exam could be all that's needed to provide a clue, according to a dental expert from Delta Dental of... More »

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  • Students get an oral health lesson from Tooth Wizard
    Sep. 13, 2017

    Students get an oral health lesson from Tooth Wizard

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    This fall, pre-kindergarten through third-grade students will learn invaluable oral health lessons from Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan through the Land of Smiles program. Provided by Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the educational program teaches good oral health habits to help battle tooth decay and prevent dental-related school absences. Although largely preventable, more than half of... More »

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  • The Value of Dental Benefits
    May 1, 2017

    The Value of Dental Benefits

    Dental benefit information

    Take a closer look at your dental benefits and you'll see that while they offer financial value, they also have worth to which you can't attach a dollar amount. How do dental benefits help you save money at the dentist? Well, they often cover preventive care, like dental checkups, entirely and help you pay for... More »

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  • New Year, New Smile: Delta Dental of Illinois Offers 10 Oral Health Resolutions for a Dazzling 2017
    Dec. 27, 2016

    New Year, New Smile: Delta Dental of Illinois Offers 10 Oral Health Resolutions for a Dazzling 2017

    General oral health

    Plan to get healthy this New Year? Gym shoes and low-calorie snacks aren't the only things you'll need – don't forget a toothbrush. Dental health is a key component of general wellness, and by taking care of your mouth, you'll improve your body's overall health. “The new year is a great time to evaluate your... More »

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  • Be Thankful for Dental Benefits
    Nov. 2, 2016

    Be Thankful for Dental Benefits

    Dental benefit information

    Dental benefits may not be at the top of your list of the things to be thankful for this season, but having a healthy smile is definitely something to appreciate. Here are five reasons to be thankful for dental benefits from Delta Dental of Illinois! 1. Saving money! Visiting a Delta Dental PPO network dentist... More »

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  • Why Dental Benefits Focus on Preventive Care
    Jul. 9, 2016

    Why Dental Benefits Focus on Preventive Care

    Dental benefit information

    One word explains why dental benefits work: prevention. Most dental disease is preventable, which is why dental benefits are designed to help keep your mouth healthy, so you won't develop serious oral health problems. To promote preventive care, many dental plans cover all or most of the cost for routine dental checkups, including cleanings and exams,... More »

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  • Why Dental Plans Are So Valuable
    May 18, 2016

    Why Dental Plans Are So Valuable

    Dental benefit information

    You're no doubt aware that dental coverage saves you money. Dental benefits prevent you from paying the full cost of many dental procedures, and often completely cover the cost of exams and other preventive services. But dental benefits have value beyond just dollars and cents. For example, your dentist screens for a number of diseases... More »

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  • The Benefits of Getting Braces as an Adult
    Apr. 25, 2016

    The Benefits of Getting Braces as an Adult

    General oral health

    We often think of braces and other orthodontic treatments as being for adolescents, but plenty of adults get wired as well. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than 1 million adults in the U.S. have orthodontia. Some adults may seek straightening for aesthetic reasons – though their teeth may not be... More »

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  • Don't Be So Sensitive!
    Apr. 21, 2016

    Don't Be So Sensitive!

    General oral health

    You've likely experienced a little sensitivity when eating, perhaps after enjoying an ice-cold beverage or after biting into something particularly hot. Even breathing in a blast of cold air can sometimes cause discomfort. Why do some people experience sensitivity while others can eat whatever they want? Here are some of the most common causes. Exposed... More »

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  • Stress From Tax Day Can Negatively Impact Your Oral Health
    Apr. 11, 2016

    Stress From Tax Day Can Negatively Impact Your Oral Health

    General oral health

    The month of April and especially April 18th may be more taxing for many Americans as they work to finalize their taxes – talk about a stressful time! Speaking of stress, April was designated National Stress Awareness Month by the Health Resource Network (HRN) in an effort to bring awareness to the dangers associated with... More »

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