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, employee benefits, tech platform, brokerage, dental benefits, Insurance, insurance | 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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How Much Should Group Dental Insurance Cost?

By Alex Frommeyer | coverage, dental insurance, group dental, pricing, workforce, benefits coverage, dental benefits, Insurance, underwriting | No Comments

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.

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8 Healthy Work Perks for Employees

By Alex Frommeyer | CrossFit, dental, dental insurance, dogs, ebay, Google, Health and Wellness, Facebook, fitness, health and wellness, health & wellness, massage, Mobile Gym, perks, standing desk, Studio Dental, Twitter, work benefits, acupuncture, child care, chiropractor, Cisco, cross fit, Culture, dental benefits, gusto, health benefits, Juice Generation, KIND, stress, well-being, wellness, work perks, Zeel, ZocDoc | No Comments

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...

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

By Chris Prochak | coverage, dental insurance, out of network, UCR, waiting period, dental benefits, Insurance, MAC plan, networks, out of pocket maximum, PPO | No 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, dentist, employee benefits, out of network, dental benefits, dental professional, Insurance, networks | 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 | coverage, deductible, dental insurance, deductibles, diagnostic, premium, prevention, preventive, annual maxiumum, dental benefits, Insurance, orthodontics, preventative | 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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A Modern Approach to Data Transfer and Security for Insurance Enrollment

By Patrick Read | data, EDI, software development, technology, 834, API, SOA, Thoughts from beam® | No Comments

In most cases, B2B data transfer solutions are bloated, insecure, and lacking in prompt feedback. This is especially true in the insurance industry. At Beam®, we have concentrated on solving these issues to the benefit of both our partners and our members.

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5 Considerations when buying group dental plans. Hint: It's not just Network and Price

By Chris Prochak | dental insurance, benefits shopping, employee benefits, group dental, HR benefits, network, benefits coverage, dental benefits, dental coverage, HR software, Insurance, insurance | No Comments

If you’re not already convinced that dental insurance is a great perk to add for your team, check out this post. But if you want to learn more about how to approach the group dental plan decision for your team, read on.

Anyone who has been in the dental benefits industry for more than a day can...

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