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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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Policy pops: Is there a role for dental in Association Health Plans?

Join our guest blogger, Devin McBrayer, as she unpacks the Association Health Plan rule from the Department of Labor and its possible effects on the dental benefits industry.

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Congresswoman Handel visits Delta Dental’s Alpharetta office

Delta Dental welcomed U.S. Representative Karen Handel (GA-6) to our Alpharetta office in metro Atlanta on Thursday to meet with our employees, discuss legislative issues and celebrate a vibrant business community in North Fulton County.

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Dentistry’s role in the US opioid epidemic

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re well aware that Americans are struggling with the effects of a nationwide opioid epidemic. But if you’re not following the storyline closely, you may not be aware of some of the risks. Here are some steps organizations, businesses and providers are taking to combat the epidemic.

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Big benefits. Big network. DeltaCare USA is kind of a big deal.

When it comes to dental enrollment, more groups seem to prefer purchasing PPO plans for their enrollees. In fact, our actuarial data shows that within our Delta Dental enterprise, nearly 87% of 2017 commercial group enrollment was in a Delta Dental PPO plan. We don’t like to play favorites — all of our plans are designed to keep enrollees happy and healthy. However, we have to brag about our copay plans a little bit.

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Everyone wants (but doesn’t use) this employer-sponsored benefit

It’s no industry secret that enrollees expect dental coverage in their benefits package. In fact, 88% of job seekers say they would give better benefits some, or heavy consideration when choosing between employers, even if the pay were lower. So we know that people want — and even expect — dental coverage from their employers and organizations; however, the fascinating thing is that enrollees often don’t use this must-have benefit.

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Freedom to choose and other myths about visiting the dentist

Health insurance, both medical and dental, can be confusing. Even if enrollees understand plan basics, the details can be tough to understand – and difficult to find. So we’re going to break down three common myths about choosing a dentist, for both Delta Dental PPO and DeltaCare USA plans.

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7 ways to make workplace meetings more productive

Are you regularly engaging with your team members at work? Whether you’re an individual contributor or in a leadership role, refresh your knowledge on the advantages of team meetings, including building trust, fostering innovation, sharing feedback and celebrating successes.

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