All posts by Matt Wilkes

Just Got Dental Insurance? Here's What to Know

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Dental Benefits, Members | 1 Comment

So, you just signed up for dental insurance for the first time. This is an important step for keeping a healthy mouth and a bright smile! Before scheduling your first appointment with a dentist, though, it pays to learn more about your coverage. By getting familiar with insurance terminology and...

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Do Dental Benefits Roll Over From Year to Year?

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

PPO dental plans often come with annual maximums, which are just what they sound like: the maximum amount of money your plan pays for covered dental services in a benefit year. If you go over this threshold, you’d pay for any remaining services out of pocket. That said, many people don’t meet...

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4 Tips for Navigating Open Enrollment in 2020

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Employee Benefits, Dental Benefits, Members, Vision Insurance, Open Enrollment, Group Life Benefits, Life Insurance, Vision Benefits | No Comments

It’s that time of year for many companies across the nation: open enrollment. As an employee, this is your only opportunity to select benefits for the next year (unless you have a qualifying life event), which means it’s not something to take lightly. You’ll be making crucial decisions about...

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What to Know About Face Masks & Your Dental Health

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Masks have become a part of everyday life in 2020, as research has increasingly shown they’re effective in slowing the spread of COVID-191. Whether you wear a mask while you work or when you go to the grocery store, you may wonder if it has any consequences for your dental health. Long story...

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Beam Unveils Tool to Give Dental Providers Fast Access to Patient Info

By Matt Wilkes | Beam News | No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 4, 2020) — Today, Beam Dental announced its new and improved Provider Portal, a self-service tool that allows dental providers to quickly verify patient coverage and information. 

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Beam Introduces Innovative, Prevention-Focused Brush Bucks Dental Plan

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Beam News, Brokers, dental plan, Dental Benefits, Employers | No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 21, 2020) — Beam Dental, one of the fastest-growing dental benefits providers in the country, has unveiled its new Brush Bucks plan designed to save employers and members money while providing fully covered preventative care.*

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Beam Rewarding Brokers With New Q4 Bonus Program

By Matt Wilkes | Beam News, Brokers | No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 7, 2020) — Beam Dental, one of the country’s fastest-growing ancillary benefits providers, today announced a new bonus program to help broker partners earn more in the final quarter of 2020.

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How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth?

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | 1 Comment

You’ve heard it time and time again — brushing twice per day is the first step in a strong dental care routine. While that recommendation may be as ingrained in your head as “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” don’t take it for granted. Taking the right approach to brushing will...

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Beam Expands Leadership Team with 3 Key Hires

By Matt Wilkes | Beam News | No Comments

COLUMBUS, OH (September 24, 2020) — Beam Dental today announced the addition of three key members to the leadership team. Joining Beam are Laurie McGonigle (Head of General Agent Partnerships), Susan Jacobs (Senior Vice President, Marketing), and Brian Lelio (Head of National Broker...

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Your Company's Guide to Conducting a Virtual Open Enrollment

By Matt Wilkes | Employee Benefits, Dental Benefits, Open Enrollment, Employers | No Comments

The ongoing pandemic has brought on numerous challenges and changes for businesses, forcing them to adopt digital-first approaches and remote work. As many companies continue to work from home, an important period of the year will be impacted: open enrollment.

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