It’s no secret: Offering a health benefits package attracts
and retains employees. For small businesses, this especially rings true.
Why? According to a Glassdoor
survey, 2/3 of employees strongly consider benefits prior to accepting job
offers. The same survey found 80% of employees prefer better benefits to pay
increases. So benefits are a key to standing out for small businesses.
Individuals are much more likely to research the depth of
benefit offers. Dental health’s increasing awareness as an important part of
overall health could push you over the top. Plus it’s a cost effective
investment that will make your employees healthier
Here are 5 reasons you need to offer dental and health
benefits to your employees.
- Dental and health benefits are the most important benefits to job
seekers. According to a FRACTL
survey of 2,000 individuals, better health benefits may encourage people to
pick a lower paying job over one that pays more. More than half of those
surveyed would give this benefit “heavy consideration.”
- Nearly 1 in 3 employers expanded benefits packages in the past 12
months. That’s according to a Human
Resource Management 2017 Employee Benefits Survey. More than 20% of
employers increased health benefits while nearly 25% increased wellness
benefits. Offering strong benefits is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s necessary
to compete. Benefits like Premera’s Wellness
Program and Active&Fit gym membership discounts now are key tools
for attracting and keeping talent.
- Individuals seek dental coverage in their health plans. A
survey of adults aged 50+ by American
Dental Association discovered 93% believe Medicare benefits should
include dental care. Individuals know they need for overall health and
dental coverage. They look for it through their employers’ health benefits
packages. Dental is now a top priority.
- Dental health coverage is linked to lower costs of healthcare. According to a Guardian
Workplace Benefits Study, preventive dental care aids in the early
detection of serious health issues. It’s linked to cardiovascular health
and even diabetes. Finding these conditions early helps reduce healthcare
costs for employers. Studies find that combining dental and health coverage
lowers total costs of care. That includes the share your employees pay.
Dental coverage embedded in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act
decreased out-of-pocket costs for children, according to a study by The Journal
- Dental and medical benefits combined in a single plan simplify the
process for employers. Healthcare is complicated. Streamlining
what you offer employees into a single plan can save time and money. With
Premera, for example, you have 1 card for medical and dental. There’s 1 customer
service number to know. You have 1 account for managing your healthcare.
Plus, employees get core dental benefits at a lower cost. Employers on
certain plans can even offer dental coverage at little or no additional cost.
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