Job seekers often list dental coverage as one of the most important benefits an employer may provide. In today’s competitive environment, a solid benefits package can help companies find and retain top talent, and dental coverage rounds out such a package. However, many business owners don’t know what to look for. Below are a few tips to help owners choose the right dental plan for their employees.
Understand Workers’ Needs
Learning the company’s dental health needs is the first step in evaluating coverage options, as different demographics have varying challenges. For instance:
- Workers aged 20-39 typically face fewer oral health difficulties, and they benefit most from plans that provide preventive care, checkups, and basic cleanings.
- Employees aged 40-59 may require restorative dental work, and they benefit from plans that help them manage oral health difficulties.
- Employees 60 and over are nearing retirement and they’re more likely to face chronic dental