Searching for a new job or making a career change can be intimidating. When you finally find a position that matches your experience and interests, there are still a few important things you need to know about the role and company. Whether it’s flexible hours or higher wages, a variety of different benefits can influence why we change jobs.
Job changes are common – Americans aren’t staying with companies for half a century like we used to. In fact, the average individual in the U.S. changes jobs about every four-and-a-half years. In addition to schedule and pay, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the benefits provided by your potential new employer. Benefits like employer dental coverage give you access to easily maintain your oral and overall health. They also demonstrate how committed the potential new company is to their employees.
Unemployment rates are low and businesses are utilizing benefits to reel in the best and brightest talent. When you find a position you’re interested in, you are interviewing the employer the same time they are interviewing you. Take the opportunity to ask questions about their benefits package. Along with pay and work environment, benefits can be a deciding factor in your job search. Among all benefits, dental insurance may be one of the most crucial.
Employers Who Offer Dental Benefits Care About Your Health
Awareness around the connection between oral and overall health is growing. Employer-sponsored benefits help keep you on the job and healthy. Individuals with dental benefits are more likely to go to the dentist. Did you know that 81% of individuals with dental benefits report seeing a dentist twice a year or more? This drops by 58% when we compare to uninsured individuals who visit the dentist twice a year or more.
When you go to the dentist regularly, you’re able to catch problems before they develop into something more serious. Individuals with dental insurance are more likely to have restorative and “tooth-saving” procedures like fillings, crowns, and root canals done, leading to a healthier mouth with natural teeth! Keeping your natural teeth results in a healthier, happier you. Those without dental benefits are more likely to have extractions or dentures.
Employer Dental Benefits May Cover Your Children
Parents are missing two and a half days of work a year or more due to their children’s dental problems. Catch your child’s dental issues early by scheduling regular dentist visits. Most employers allow you to add children onto your plan as dependents. When kids have dental coverage, they’re also more likely to visit the dentist. This results in healthier smiles as they grow up.
Dental Insurance Can Save You Money
Dentists in a dental carrier’s network, such as Delta Dental of Arizona, agree to accept reduced fees. As a member, you won’t ever have to negotiate fees with the dentist office. There are no claim forms to fill out because network dentists submit them directly to Delta Dental of Arizona. When you’re a member of Delta Dental of Arizona, you save money because the out-of-pocket costs with dentists are lower! You can also relax with the peace of mind that all dentists meet the national credentialing standards.
88% of people working say “better health, dental, and vision insurance are factors they consider when choosing a job.” Are you considering the full impact a new employer can make on your oral and overall well-being?
If your employer does not offer dental insurance, have them contact our office for information on how easy it is to add Delta Dental insurance as a benefit to their staff – any time of the year.
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