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Category: Resources

Discover useful resources to help you sell new plans and support your clients.

2021 Small Business Program changes: Overview

The end of 2020 is right around the corner, and that can mean only one thing: updates to plan portfolios for 2021! In particular, big changes are coming to the Small Business Program (SBP) portfolio.

Introducing the three-level system

The biggest update to the SBP portfolio in 2021 is the new three-level plan structure. Whether Delta Dental PPO™, Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier™ or DeltaCare® USA, all plans will now be classified Deluxe, Advantage or Core.

  • Core plans offer the baseline benefits and value that Delta Dental plans are known for.
  • Advantage plans balance the value offered by Core plans with the expanded benefits and coverage of Deluxe plans.
  • Deluxe plans offer the most coverage and the highest levels of benefits without compromise.

More, more, more

Delta Dental PPO plans are getting more of the benefits and options that brokers’ clients have been asking for. These new features include:

  • More coverage for popular benefits, like white fillings in front and back teeth
  • More dual choice and Core/Buy-Up plans for clients looking for more plan options
  • More voluntary plan choices
  • More plans for groups with 2–4 employees
  • And even more!

It’s all about value

When your clients think about Delta Dental, they think of great benefits and amazing value. The changes coming in 2021 are going to make that even clearer. These plans are going to be easier to understand, feature more of the benefits your clients will love and offer coverage for more groups no matter their size.

Stay tuned for more posts with updates on our 2021 SBP portfolio!

Grin! for Kids: a value-added resource for family dental plans

Educating families about dental care in creative ways raises prospects for buy-in to a Delta Dental plan. The way to engage children in dental care is to give them opportunities to learn about taking care of the teeth, gums and mouth so their smiles are healthy.

Grin! for Kids is a coloring and activity book with fun, educational projects for children in grades K‑5. It is a free resource that adds value to a Delta Dental plan. The book can be printed out at home for easy access, as parents show children about preventive care in taking advantage of plan benefits.

Each issue of Grin! for Kids, available in English and Spanish, contains new ideas and information that families can share as they maintain regular visits to their dentist under their plan.

Grin! offers clients and their employees a free and fun wellness resource

Encourage your clients to brighten their smiles — and their days — with Delta Dental’s fun, informative and free e‑magazine: Grin!

Available in English and Spanish, this quarterly publication is full of useful and entertaining content, such as:

  • The latest news on dental care — including what to do during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Advice from experts
  • First looks at innovative technology
  • Fun features
  • Healthy recipes, and more

And because dental health is strongly tied to overall health, Grin! also explores how many chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and depression, are related to dental care. In fact, Grin! explains how allergies and oral health are related in the recent summer issue.

See for yourself: Check out the latest edition of Grin! here. And it’s easy to subscribe. With just one click, your clients and their employees can receive all that Grin! has to offer, four times per year.

Healthy, happy employees are the key to a productive workplace, and Grin! can help. Why not offer it your clients today?

And if they do choose to subscribe to Grin!, be sure to remind them to download this free poster that they can use to promote this great resource to their employees.

Visit our new webpages for benefits administrators

We understand that when your clients feel supported, you do too. That’s why we’ve redone the entire administrator section of our website to make plan management even easier for your clients (and for you)!

By simplifying our site navigation, and putting the most useful information at their fingertips, you can spend less time answering questions and more time focusing on your business.

Some of the new features include:

Take a few moments to explore the pages for yourself, and encourage your clients to use them. If you have any suggestions for additional improvements, please let us know.

Resources to Promote National Nutrition Month

Do your clients’ enrollees know how their nutritional choices can affect their teeth? We’ve put together some resources to make sure you can spread the word easily. This March, your clients can celebrate National Nutrition Month with these handy resources:

  1. The SmileWay® Wellness kit for National Nutrition Month. You’ll find ready-to-use flyers and posters on everything from chocolate to nutrition essentials. Your clients can share the pdfs electronically or print them.
  2. A ready-made email template. Included in the kit, the template can be opened in Microsoft Outlook and allows easy customization to suit your clients’ needs. Packed with relevant links to articles, videos and recipes, the email can serve as a ready-to-use newsletter article.
  3. Online articles. The Nutrition and Oral Health section of our SmileWay Wellness site has plenty of fresh articles to boost enrollees’ dental health knowledge.
  4. Tooth-friendly recipes. Your clients can take advantage of our recently expanded recipe list. These dishes and desserts feature tooth- and gum-supporting ingredients and minimal sugar content.

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