How dental benefits help employers stay competitive

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August 14th, 2018

Full compensation packages that include dental coverage can help you stand out from your competition. Not only do they make you look more attractive from the outside, but they also help you save time and money. Read on to learn why dental coverage is a key part of keeping ahead of the pack.

Attracting talented employees

Top employees are around eight times more productive than average performers. The marketplace is highly competitive, and attracting and retaining these top employees is critical. Offering dental benefits can help.

Consider this: Two out of three employees report that dental coverage is an extremely or very important part of an overall compensation package. In fact, dental benefits [ranks higher] ( “EBRI”) in importance than disability, life and retiree health insurance. And offering an attractive benefits package matters when it comes to the hiring process; three out of four workers say that the benefits package offered by an employer is an extremely or very important part of their decision to accept or turn down a job.

Saving your employees (and yourself) time and money

Americans lose more than 164 million work hours due to dental disease each year. But employees with dental benefits are encouraged to seek preventive care, and in fact are 73 percent more likely to schedule dental checkups annually than those without it. Regular dentist visits mean better oral health and early disease detection – catching issues before they become big problems, helping your employees minimize lost work time and you to lower the cost of medical care.

To learn more about how dental benefits can help give you a competitive edge, contact one of our specialists at 1-866-764-5350.