When searching for a new career opportunity, you know what kind of job you’re after. When we find a position that matches our experience (and hopefully our interests), we start to wonder about the specifics of the job and company. Whether it’s flexible hours or higher wages, a variety of different benefits can influence when we change jobs.
American’s aren’t staying with companies for half a century like we used to. In fact, the average individual in the U.S. changes jobs about every four-and-a-half years. In addition to the schedule and pay, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the benefits provided by your potential employer. Why? Benefits like employer dental coverage give you access to maintaining your oral and overall health. They also demonstrate how committed the potential new company is to their employees.
Unemployment rates are low and businesses are utilizing benefits like great dental coverage options to reel in the best and brightest candidates. So, remember when you’re on the job hunt: if your employer offers Delta Dental as their dental benefits provider, the benefits don’t stop there.
Employer Dental Benefits Mean They Care About Your Health:
Awareness of the connection between oral and overall health is growing. Employer-sponsored benefits help keep you on the job and staying healthy. Individuals with dental benefits are more likely to go to the dentist. Did you know that 81% of individuals with dental benefits report seeing a dentist twice a year or more? This drops to 58% when we compare to uninsured individuals who visit the dentist twice a year or more.
When you see the dentist regularly, he or she is able to catch any problems before they develop into something larger. Individuals with dental insurance are more likely to have restorative and “tooth-saving” procedures like fillings, crowns, and root canals, leading to a healthier mouth with natural teeth! Here at Delta Dental of Idaho, we also offer our Health through Oral Wellness ® risk assessment where you will answer a few questions with your dentist and, depending on your answers, may be offered more preventive care for your teeth at no added cost. Keeping your natural teeth results in a healthier, happier you. Those without dental benefits are more likely to have extractions or dentures.
They Want You Well and At Work
Parents are missing two and a half days of work a year or more due to their children’s dental problems. Nip any child dental problems in the bud by taking them to a dentist early and often. Most employers allow you to add children to your insurance plan as dependents. When kids have dental coverage, they’re also more likely to visit the dentist. This results in healthier smiles as they grow up. Unfortunately, children across the nation have cavities, which are 100% preventable! Promote healthy habits with tools, like these that promote their oral health.
They Want You to Save Money
Dentists in our network agreed to accept our reduced fees, so we manage the billing. You won’t ever have to negotiate fees with the dentist office. There are no claims forms to fill out because our network dentists submit them directly to Delta Dental. When you’re a member of Delta Dental of Idaho, you save money because your out-of-pocket costs are lower! You can also relax knowing that all our dentists meet the national credentialing standards.
88% of people working say “better health, dental, and vision insurance are factors they consider when choosing a job.” Are you considering the full impact a new employer can make on your oral and overall health?
If your employer does not offer dental insurance, have them contact our office for information on how easy it is to add Delta Dental insurance as a benefit for their staff – any time of the year.
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