The importance of oral hygiene cannot be understated, so here are 4 reasons why you should offer your employees dental insurance.
1. It Can Help You Foster Employee Loyalty
It's becoming increasingly more important that employees not only be content with their place of work but actively involved and invested in the company. A loyal employee is typically more productive in their work and less likely to actively search for or entertain other job offers.
One of the best ways to foster loyalty among your workforce is by offering a competitive benefits package that they can't get elsewhere. A robust dental insurance plan is sure to set your company apart from the crowd, especially in the small to mid-size sector where most companies aren't offering dental benefits at all.
2. It's Cost Effective
Dental plans are relatively cheap compared to some other benefits options. Preventative dental care plans that emphasize oral evaluations to catch issues before they become serious are particularly affordable and offer all the benefits of standard dental insurance for a low cost. In addition, dental insurance can easily be offered as a voluntary benefit if that's the direction you want to go.
3. It Will Keep Your Employees Productive
Oral health is a vital part of your employee's overall wellness and without early detection dental issues can quickly intensify and cause lost productivity and absences from work. Statistics from the Surgeon General Report show that American workers lose 164 million hours of work per year due to dental disease. How's that for a shocking statistic.
Most dental disease is preventable with regular oral evaluations and cleanings, and by keeping up a proper dental hygiene routine at home. A dental insurance plan will encourage your employees to visit the dentist more regularly and keep them from missing countless hours of work.
4. It Can Help Identify Other Illnesses
Your oral health is a great indicator of your overall health. Illnesses like diabetes and heart disease often manifest themselves in your mouth before they can be spotted elsewhere. In cases like these regular visits to the dentist can help you spot these serious diseases while they are still very manageable. Deaths from heart disease are on the rise and diabetes is more prevalent than ever, so dental coverage is a great tool to increase the overall health and wellness of your workforce.
Once you've decided to offer dental coverage to your employees, the next step is finding a provider and plan that works for you and your employees. At Summerlin-Roberts we work with a variety of dental carriers to offer affordable plans tailored to the needs of our individual clients. Please contact us today to learn more about our dental plan options and find a plan your employees will love.