What to Expect When You Get a Tooth Filling

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

If you were just diagnosed with a cavity for the first time, you’re hardly alone. The CDC estimates that over 90% of American adults experience tooth decay, with 80% of people having one by the time they’re 34 years old1. Your dentist may recommend an amalgam or composite filling to restore the...

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MAC vs. UCR Dental Plans: What's the Difference?

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Brokers, Dental Benefits, Members, Employers | No Comments

You go to schedule an appointment with your dentist only to find out they’re not in-network with Beam. What now? Don’t stress — you can still visit your provider of choice! While staying in-network is often the most cost-effective option, you can still affordably visit an out-of-network dentist....

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Why Preventative Dental Care Is Crucial During Quarantine

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Beam is a huge proponent of preventative dental care. It’s why we send Beam Perks to our members, providing them tools that help them maintain bright smiles. Taking a proactive approach to your dental health by brushing and flossing can stave off problems such as cavities and gum disease....

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Beam & Rippling Partner to Simplify Benefits Shopping & Management

By Matt Wilkes | Beam News, partnership | No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 5, 2020) — Beam Dental, one of the country’s fastest-growing dental benefits providers, today announced a new partnership with Rippling, an all-in-one payroll, benefits, HR, and IT platform that helps insurance brokers and employers shop for and select benefits for clients...

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Diet & Dental Health: How They Interact & Healthy Habits to Form

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

You probably know that what you eat affects everything from energy levels to heart health. It’s likely no surprise, then, that your diet also impacts dental health. Too many sugary foods, for example, can cause cavities. Diet is important in any situation, of course, but it’s become especially...

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How We Use Spotify to Keep Employees Engaged & Connected

By Zak Richardson | Employers, Working From Home, Culture | No Comments

“Beginning Monday, March 16, we will be switching to work from home…”

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Brush Up On Your Dental Health With a Crossword Puzzle!

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health, Games | No Comments

Looking for a fun way to pass the time during quarantine? Trying to teach your kids about their dental health? Fill out our dental-themed crossword puzzle below!

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How Do Screens Affect Your Eyes?

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Vision Insurance, Vision Health | No Comments

To say the world has gone digital would be an understatement. From working to shopping, many daily tasks are now performed on computers, smartphones, and tablets. A 2018 study of 2,000 Americans showed that the average person spends nearly seven hours per day looking at a screen1. For those who...

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What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | 1 Comment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, dental offices have been among the many businesses impacted. While some have temporarily closed, many are still seeing patients for emergencies only. You can probably guess that a tooth stain doesn’t constitute a dental emergency, but what does warrant calling...

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How Tech Helps Brokers Make the Most of Working From Home

By Matt Wilkes | Brokers, Technology, Working From Home | No Comments

Many insurance brokers incorporate technology into their businesses to stay competitive in an increasingly digital world. The importance of tech is being put to the test with the COVID-19 pandemic. With people across the world forced to work from home, brokers using digital tools are...

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