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How to prevent your business from “falling back” with daylight saving

Most of us look forward to snoozing an extra hour once a year when daylight-saving time ends. However, for many people, that additional hour of sleep is where the positive effects stop. When you add the season’s colder temps and bitter weather to its darker, shorter days, you’ve got the perfect recipe for the blues. With increasing evidence that employee happiness is tied to productivity, that’s probably a recipe your business wants to avoid.

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What to ask about leased dentist networks

Cars, houses, clothing, even dogs — the list of items Americans lease today continues to grow. The world of dental benefits is no exception to the trend. Oftentimes, to expand network size, a dental carrier will lease a dentist network from a third party. While the potential for more dentist access is tempting, it’s important to know if a leased network can truly deliver more value to your group.

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Stories to smile about: David

We believe creating healthy smiles extends beyond providing exceptional dental benefits to your employees. That’s why the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation makes it a priority to support groups and projects with the goal of improving health and enhancing lives in the communities we serve. While any positive impact we can make is important, there are some stories that give us all the feels, like this one that came to us from the Grady Health System Oral Health Center.

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Four ways to create a motivating workspace

Earlier this year, we shared how celebrating your employees can boost happiness and productivity. While showing appreciation for your employees is key, it’s not the only way to inspire your workforce. Designing the right work environment — from paint colors to plants — can also help motivate your employees. Check out our tips below to learn how the right office décor can uplift and encourage your team.

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Why living “a dog’s life” might benefit your smile

Dogs can teach us a lot about life — unconditional love, loyalty, living for the moment. But what if the beloved family pet could show your employees a thing or two about oral health? In comparison to humans, dogs rarely get cavities. While most of the reasons are beyond a canine’s control, we can still learn a great deal from dogs about keeping our own smiles healthy.

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Capturing the voice of the customer

While keeping your enrollees’ smiles healthy is our top priority, we also want our dental plans to give them reasons to smile. So how do we do that? We listen, of course. It sounds simple, but with more than 35 million diverse enrollees, capturing their voice can be a bit, well … complicated. That’s why we created an entire team who’s devoted to listening — to what’s working and what’s not, to suggestions, to experiences and to the just plain weird (and wonderful).

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See how your benefits know-how scored: Get the answers to our scavenger hunt

Last week we challenged you to test your knowledge of our benefits administrator website with a fun online scavenger hunt. Although we hope you had some fun, our main goal was to make sure you’re getting the information and tools you need to support your enrollees and manage your dental benefits effectively. Let’s see how you did!

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Benefit tips for enrollees to pack for vacation

With summer vacation season heating up, you may worry about the impact this could have on managing your group’s dental benefits. We’ve got good news — with these packing tips you can also relax knowing that Delta Dental benefits have your enrollees covered.

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Calling all Delta Dental clients: How well do you know your benefits?

Have you visited our site for benefits administrators (BAs) lately? It’s got everything you need to administer your Delta Dental plan and support your enrollees all in one place. Whether you’re a seasoned BA with Delta Dental, or you’re just getting to know us, you can test your knowledge of the BA site with a fun scavenger hunt.

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How to give your dentist network a checkup

You may have read in last month’s network numbers article that network size matters. However, size is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to determining network value. It’s also important to know how dentists are recruited and trained — and to take a look at the entire experience enrollees have when they visit a dentist’s office.

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