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Dental Benefits: A BIG Deal for Small Businesses

By Jill Hamilton on May 19, 2015 in Insurance

If you're a small business owner, it's important to offer dental coverage to your employees. Here are 3 reasons why dental benefits are a big deal:

As a small business owner, you likely have 101 other priorities consuming your day ahead of thinking about selecting dental benefits for your employees.  

3 reasons why dental benefits are a BIG deal for small businesses.

1. Employees are your greatest asset.

Regardless of your business size, employees expect dental coverage to be part of their benefits package. Providing dental benefit options is a way to invest in your best asset – your employees. Individuals with dental coverage are also more likely to make that appointment — keeping their dental and overall health in-check.

2. Give your business a competitive edge.

When it comes to hiring new employees or retaining current employees, dental benefits matter. After medical coverage, dental benefits are the most frequently selected benefit. This sentiment continued in the 2011 study, where most employers (96%) believe dental benefits are an “essential factor” in employee recruitment.

3. Prevention Pushes Productivity.

Poor oral health and its painful consequences can increase your employees' time away from work. More than 164 million work hours are lost each year because of dental problems alone, but beyond this, oral health is a key to overall health. Regular dental exams covering the mouth, throat, and neck help detect early signs and symptoms of as many as 120 medical conditions – potentially leading to earlier treatment for employee health issues.

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