All posts by Chris Prochak

Custom group dental insurance quotes within 48 hours

By Chris Prochak | dental insurance, benefits | 1 Comment

Beam makes dental benefits easy. For providers, for members, for clients and for brokers. Our goal is to not only offer the single best dental benefit product on the market, but also provide white-glove service for every one of stakeholders in as many ways possible, including the RFP process....

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What makes Beam plans different

By Chris Prochak | dental plan, SmartPremiums, benefits shopping | 1 Comment

If you’ve been working with Beam Dental for a while, you know by now that we do things a bit differently. And if you’re newer to selling Beam, well, here’s a bit of a sneak peek. If you aren’t looking for details and just want an overview, skip straight down to the summary below.

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How Modern Technology Can Mitigate Your Clients' Switching Costs

By Chris Prochak | Brokers, Group benefits | No Comments

You've been there before: you bring an incredibly compelling benefits package to your client at renewal. You've maximized savings across all their lines and believe that you're truly delivering the best possible package, including incredible service, innovation and significant cost savings....

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Beam Dental Takeaways from BenefitsPRO Expo 2018: Think Ahead

By Chris Prochak | Brokers, Group benefits, Insurance | No Comments

First of all, I had an amazing time at BenefitsPRO 2018. I met with consultants from large regional firms, to independent brokers, existing and potential partners and everyone in between. It was an incredible opportunity to have so many benefits experts under one roof, all sharing their thoughts...

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How do I Find the Perfect Benefits Broker?

By Chris Prochak | Insurance | No Comments

When you think of an insurance broker, you probably think of some tie-wearing, paper-toting old-school salesman. Like this guy:

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

By Chris Prochak | Insurance | No Comments

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....

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Should I use a Traditional Broker or an Online Broker for my Company's Benefits?

By Chris Prochak | benefits, broker, brokerage, dental benefits, employee benefits, Insurance, insurance, tech platform | No Comments

Do you find the prospect of adding or changing employee benefits a daunting decision? You’re not alone. A Google search for "how to create employee compensation and benefits" yields over 150 million results. Where do you begin?

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The (Almost) Beginner’s Guide to Group Dental Insurance

By Chris Prochak | coverage, dental benefits, dental insurance, Insurance, MAC plan, networks, out of network, out of pocket maximum, PPO, UCR, waiting period | 2 Comments

Are you completely new to dental insurance? Are you clueless about the difference between prosthodontics and periodontics? If that’s the case, I’d recommend you visit the previous three parts on dental benefits basics, which you can find here, here and here. But if you already know the basics...

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What is a dental network and why should you care?

By Chris Prochak | coverage, dental benefits, dental professional, dentist, employee benefits, Insurance, networks, out of network | No Comments

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...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Group Dental Insurance

By Chris Prochak | annual maxiumum, coverage, deductible, deductibles, dental benefits, dental insurance, diagnostic, Insurance, orthodontics, premium, preventative, prevention, preventive | No Comments

If you’re reading this right now, maybe your company is thinking about switching up dental insurance or looking to add dental benefits for the first time.  Or maybe you're looking at a copy of a quote or new dental plan and trying to make sense of it all. Whatever the case, there’s a lot of...

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