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Dental coverage enhances employee morale. Make sure they take full advantage.

3 Ways to Encourage Employees to Use Their Dental Benefits

Insured employees are more likely to receive preventive care. And if they keep their appointments, they’re more likely to be healthier overall. As a group administrator, you’re the go-to for all things benefits. Here’s how to take an active role:  Teach them why benefits matter. Medical conditions can be unpredictable. Fortunately, dental disease is nearly 100 […]

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Navigate the Medicare Dental Dilemma

Emotions run high for pre-retirees. The retirement cloud comes in two forms—one part white and fluffy (no more work!) — another dark and ominous (no more benefits?). Medicare doesn’t cover dental—including procedures, care or devices. Medicare will only cover it if it’s required as part of overarching medical care or procedure. Get your head out […]

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Dental Coverage for the Self-Employed

We live in an age of entrepreneurial innovation. Professionals are passing on corporate life and becoming their own bosses. Today, freelancers, the self-employed and contract workers account for 30% of the national workforce, and that number is expected to increase to 40% by 2020. But working outside the box means we have to account for […]

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Get Digital with Your Dental: Why to Take the Paper-Free Plunge

When it comes to going green, the small steps can make a big difference. One small step Delta Dental of Arizona has taken to reduce waste and lower costs is by increasing its paperless offerings. Here’s how you can help this effort become more meaningful: If you’re a member – Sign up for to receive […]

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Dental Benefits 101: Common Dental Insurance Terms Explained [Infographic]

You may think of insurance as a hassle, but the truth is that it’s one of the most valuable programs your employer offers. Unfortunately, insurance carriers—especially those focusing in health and dental benefits—don’t always make it easy to understand the features of their plans. We want you to take full advantage of your coverage with […]

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MythBusters: Dental Insurance Edition

There’s a lot of misinformation about dental benefits, and it’s hard to decode what’s true and what’s fabricated. We’re channeling our inner Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to debunk 5 common dental benefits myths: MYTH: I have health insurance, so dental care is covered. PLAUSIBLE. Here’s why: It varies by medical plan, but oftentimes health […]

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Got Dental Insurance? Use Your Preventive Benefits

When it comes to the health of your teeth and gums, preventive dental care is key. Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque from teeth and a healthy diet keeps your whole body—including your teeth and gums—in good shape. But it’s the routine dental exams and regular cleanings that help to reduce the likelihood you’ll […]

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Dental Decoded: What Is An Annual Maximum?

Most dental plans have an annual dollar maximum. This doesn’t refer to the most you will pay out of pocket. Instead, this is the maximum dollar amount a dental benefit plan will pay toward the cost of dental care within a specific benefit period (typically January through December). The patient is personally responsible for paying […]

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Using Dental Benefits Out of State: A Go-To Guide

Whether your out-of-state kid in college has a toothache or you knocked out a tooth during the annual Turkey Bowl at grandma’s, Delta Dental of Arizona has you covered. Most of our dental plans allow you to visit a dentist anywhere in the U.S. and receive the same benefits you would receive at home. Although […]

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Dental Decoded: 4 Common Dental Insurance Terms Defined

If dental insurance terms confuse you, you’re in good company. A 2013 survey found that 51 percent of U.S. adults were unable to accurately define at least one of these common insurance terms: premium, deductible and copay. At Delta Dental of Arizona, we are committed to helping you understand your dental benefits and your oral […]

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