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Beam Dental Partners with VSP® Vision Care — Raises $5.5M Series B to Build the Future of Dental Insurance.

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For Immediate Release: 10/26/2017 Beam Dental Partners with VSP® Vision Care Columbus, OH: Beam Dental, the innovative provider of small and medium-sized business dental benefits, announced a partnership today with VSP Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, through which Beam Vision will feature a selection of VSP’s industry-leading vision benefit plans across 10 states, including California, Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Ohio, Colorado, Washington, Utah, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Alex Frommeyer, Beam’s Co-Founder and CEO, said of the partnership, “As a leader and innovator in the delivery of vision care, VSP is unmatched in its expertise, especially in the markets…

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Beam Dental now Offering Dental Plans on Liazon’s Benefit Marketplaces in California

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Columbus, OH: Beam Dental, the innovative provider of small- and medium-sized business dental benefits, announced an agreement today with Liazon, operator of the industry-leading benefit marketplace solution Bright Choices® and several other privately labeled marketplaces.  Beam will feature a number of their dental plans, which include electric toothbrushes, replacement heads, floss and paste for all members every three months, on the Liazon platform in the California market.  Alex Frommeyer, Beam’s Co-Founder and CEO, said, “We are tremendously excited to launch with Liazon, which will allow employees to personalize their dental benefits through this established and technologically mature benefits technology provider….

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Beam Dental partners with Word & Brown

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Beam Dental Partners with Word & Brown Columbus, OH: Beam Dental, the innovative provider of small and medium-sized business dental benefits, announced a partnership today with Word & Brown, a leading California-based general agency. Beam will feature its unique dental plans, which include electric toothbrushes, replacement heads, floss and paste for all members every 3 months, in the California market to all Word & Brown broker partners.  Alex Frommeyer, Beam’s Co-Founder and CEO, said of the partnership, ‘Word & Brown has built a great business and brand in California, working with high quality benefits brokers up and down the state....
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How do I Find the Perfect Benefits Broker?

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When you think of an insurance broker, you probably think of some tie-wearing, paper-toting old-school salesman. Like this guy: Sure, there are plenty of fantastic brokers that still carry around a briefcase, wear a suit every day and focus completely on the relationship side of the business. However, many of them aren’t up-to-date on the latest benefits options or technology. And if you’re reading this post, you clearly care about innovation and making the best benefits decisions for your company. So I’m going to show you how to find the best benefits broker / consultant / advisor that fits your…

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How Do I Select the Best Online Broker Product for my Company’s Benefits?

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It’s been all over the place for the past year or so: startups are disrupting HR and traditional insurance. Venture capitalists are investing in insurance and benefits distribution platforms like crazy. In my previous post, I laid out a framework to compare a traditional benefits broker vs. technology platforms, so at this point, let’s assume that you’ve decided that a tech platform is a viable option for you. Step 1? Check! There are clearly dozens of technology options out there to help you address your HR needs from payroll to recruiting to benefits. Given that, I’m going to focus primarily on tech…

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How Much Should Group Dental Insurance Cost?

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The most common word people use to describe dental insurance is “expensive.” Not far down the list is “boring.” If we’re doing our job right at Beam®, it won’t be long before you start thinking of dental benefits as something entirely different: affordable. In order to help make sound decisions on dental benefits, let’s open up the black box of dental insurance underwriting so you can better understand how groups are priced. Below are just a few factors that can impact a group’s premium as you look at dental plans.  However, remember that the most important consideration should be the…

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8 Healthy Work Perks for Employees

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This isn’t the first time you’ve seen a list like this on unique company perks or best places to work, but this one has a twist. I’ve pulled together a list of innovative benefits focused on health and wellness that you might be able to offer your employees.   Sure, some of these perks don’t yet have proof of a high ROI, but they all clearly add to company culture and demonstrate to employees that you care about their well-being.  And it has been proven that culture and employee satisfaction does have a positive return1 on investment. In that way, health-based…

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What is a dental network and why should you care?

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We understand. There are some things about dental insurance that seem too boring and confusing to pay much attention to. At Beam®, we’re working to make the dental benefits space more innovative, more exciting, and less confusing for everyone, whether you’re a Beam® client or just want to learn more. Even I’ll admit that some parts of dental benefits are hard to get excited about, but it doesn’t mean we can’t make them easy to understand (and maybe even a little exciting).

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