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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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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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Stories to smile about: David

We believe creating healthy smiles extends beyond providing exceptional dental benefits. That’s why the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation makes it a priority to support groups and projects with the goal of improving health and enhancing lives in the communities we serve. While any positive impact we can make is important, there are some stories that give us all the feels, like this one that came to us from the Grady Health System Oral Health Center.

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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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Four ways to create a motivating workspace

Earlier this year, we shared how celebrating your employees can boost happiness and productivity. While showing appreciation for employees is key, it’s not the only way to inspire a workforce. To take engagement and productivity into your own hands, consider designing your perfect work environment. Check out our tips below to learn how the right office décor can help you perform your best work.

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