Millennials love their insurance jobs?!

When Sarah Lee asked herself what she wanted to do when she grew up, she did what any millennial might do: She Googled it. “I searched ‘good at math, but don’t want to be a teacher’, and actuary was one of the first things that came up,” she says.

About a decade later, Lee is now happily in her second year as a senior actuarial analyst at Delta Dental. It might not sound like the most “millennial” career, but a job in the insurance industry offers more appeal to the rising workforce than it might seem on the surface.

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Help check enrollee notices off clients’ year-end to-do list

With the holiday season in full swing, sometimes the daily to-do lists can seem never-ending. That’s why we want to help your clients cross one thing off their list: Educating new enrollees — and reminding current enrollees — about their rights.

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The cost correlation: Dental benefits may lower businesses’ overall health spend

It’s common knowledge that oral health is linked to overall well-being. What might surprise you, however, is the significant impact employees’ oral health status can have on a business’s total health care budget.

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How to keep yourself from “falling back” with daylight saving

Most of us look forward to snoozing an extra hour once a year when daylight-saving time ends. However, for many people, that additional hour of sleep is where the positive effects stop. When you add the season’s colder temps and bitter weather to its darker, shorter days, you’ve got the perfect recipe for the blues. With increasing evidence that happiness is tied to productivity, that’s probably a recipe you want to avoid.

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Policy pops: The long and short of short-term health plans

Join our guest blogger, Stephanie Berry, as she answers frequently asked questions about short-term limited duration health insurance plans (STLD). Stephanie is a Senior Legislative and Policy Analyst based in Rancho Cordova, California.

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Policy pops: Midterm elections’ impact on Medicaid (and dental) expansion

Join our guest blogger, Devin McBrayer, as she explores the role of Medicaid expansion in the midterm elections and the potential impact on low-income adults’ access to dental benefits. Devin is a legislative and policy analyst based in Sacramento, California.

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What to ask about leased dentist networks

Oftentimes, to expand network size, a dental carrier will lease a dentist network from a third party (either another carrier or a company that aggregates dental networks). While the potential for more dentist access is tempting, it’s important to know if a leased network can truly deliver more value to your clients.

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5 ways to transform your commute from pain to gain

The average commute time for major metropolitan areas in the United States hovers around 30 minutes each way. That’s an hour each day that could be wasted — but we’ve got a few solutions to prevent wasted time.  We’re sharing a few tips to make your commute more productive, grouped by drivers and public transit commuters.

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Expert advice on benefits open enrollment

Are your clients looking for fresh ideas to make open enrollment events more engaging? Or do they need Delta Dental-specific open enrollment tips? If so, have no fear. We enlisted the help of some of our stellar account service staff to deliver tips and tricks to make this year your clients’ best-ever open enrollment period.

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Fear and comfort: Why businesses should care about data security

As technology advances and we make more and more personal information vulnerable to cyber breaches, it’s difficult not to feel fear or anxiety about cyber security. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, the FBI receives an average of 284,000 complaints each year of cybercrimes ranging from identity theft to phishing scams.

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