Bigger Dentist Network Boosts Employee Morale

by Noelle Reinhold 11/3/2015 8:00 AM

Healthcare coverage enhances employer morale. Coverage is important, but your employees want options too.


Network size impacts the numbers of dentists who are able to serve your employees. The larger the network, the more likely your employees can stay with their current dentist and get the most out of their benefits plan. If employees are happy, so are you!


A few things to keep in mind:


• Consider dependents


The network size should be large enough to meet the needs of your employees and their dependents.


• Location, location, location


It’s advantageous to have at least 2 dental offices in the network within 5 or 10 miles of your office. (Less time out of the office for dental visits.)


• Share the benefits


Let employees know the benefits of network size.


° The Delta Dental PPOSM Network has more than 95,000 providers nationwide.

° The Delta Dental Premier® Network is the largest provider network in the country, with nearly 145,000 participating dentists.

° Delta Dental's PPO plan delivers the industry's best effective discount — averaging 20.3 percent nationally on all claims paid — resulting in nearly $3 billion in annual savings.

Make sure you and your employees know the benefits of their network today!

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