The surprising ways a smile keeps hearts pumping

No matter employees’ opinions about Valentine’s Day, the holiday gives you a chance to remind your workforce to take care of their hearts — both the physical and emotional kind. Promoting oral health is a great place to start. Check out the unexpected ways a healthy smile is linked to a healthy heart.

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3 ways to help prevent oral cancer

Oral cancer. If you had to guess how common it is, what would you say? Many of us would probably put it near the bottom of the list. Surprisingly, in 2018,  together, cancers of the mouth and throat ranked sixth among the most common cancers worldwide While that’s an alarming number, there are steps that you can take to help prevent your workforce from contributing to this tragic statistic.

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How to respect enrollee (data) privacy

According to a recent survey, 90% of people worry about their data privacy, yet most feel powerless to protect it. We don’t want you to feel this way when it comes to your enrollees’ data. While Delta Dental has cyber risk experts and safeguards in place to keep enrollee data secure when we’re handling it — including personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) — you can take some simple steps to keep enrollee data private when it’s in your hands too.

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7 reasons why we love our customers

To celebrate Get to Know Your Customers Day, we asked our own employees to share what they love and appreciate about you. Thank you for letting us get to know your smiles!

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Brightening smiles and futures in 2018

Thanks to some incredible organizations and charities, the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation* donated nearly $16 million to support more than 400 projects throughout 2018, each with the goal of building healthier, happier communities. As the year comes to an end, we’d like to thank these partners, and highlight just a few of the great projects we had the opportunity to sponsor in 2018.

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3 resolutions to simplify your benefits

Waking up earlier, working out regularly, cutting out sugar … sometimes starting our New Year’s resolutions can be a bit, well, painful. Here’s some good news — we’ve got resolutions to make managing your Delta Dental benefits even easier.

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Thanks for brightening our year

Wishing you and your enrollees your healthiest, happiest holiday season yet. While your enrollees’ smiles are our top priority, it’s your support that keeps us smiling in return. We’re so grateful for clients like you who make our entire year merry and bright! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading Word of Mouth in 2018, and we […]

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Millennials love their insurance jobs?!

When Sarah Lee asked herself what she wanted to do when she grew up, she did what any millennial might do: She Googled it. “I searched ‘good at math, but don’t want to be a teacher’, and actuary was one of the first things that came up,” she says.

About a decade later, Lee is now happily in her second year as a senior actuarial analyst at Delta Dental. It might not sound like the most “millennial” career, but a job in the insurance industry offers more appeal to the rising workforce than it might seem on the surface.

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Check enrollee notices off your year-end to-do list

With the holiday season in full swing, sometimes our daily to-do lists can seem never-ending. That’s why we’re helping you cross one thing off your list: Educating new enrollees — and reminding current enrollees — about their rights.

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The cost correlation: Dental benefits may lower businesses’ overall health spend

It’s common knowledge that oral health is linked to overall well-being. What might surprise you, however, is the significant impact your employees’ oral health status can have on your business’s total health care budget. In fact, of the top 10 health conditions costing employers the most, five are linked to oral health.

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