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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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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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5 ways to transform your commute from pain to gain

The average commute time for major metropolitan areas in the United States hovers around 30 minutes each way. That’s an hour each day that could be wasted — but we’ve got a few solutions to prevent wasted time.  We’re sharing a few tips to make your commute more productive, grouped by drivers and public transit commuters.

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Expert advice on benefits open enrollment

Are you looking for fresh ideas to make open enrollment events for your employees more engaging? Or do you need Delta Dental-specific open enrollment tips? If so, have no fear. We enlisted the help of some of our stellar account service staff to deliver tips and tricks to make this year your best-ever open enrollment period.

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Fear and comfort: Why businesses should care about data security

As technology advances and we make more and more personal information vulnerable to cyber breaches, it’s difficult not to feel fear or anxiety about cyber security. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, the FBI receives an average of 284,000 complaints each year of cybercrimes ranging from identity theft to phishing scams.

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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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