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What's a Missing Tooth Clause?

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

Whether you’re an HR professional shopping for dental coverage or a broker preparing clients for open enrollment, it’s important to have a strong understanding of the available plans. Nearly all plans have limitations, and learning more about them can help you make the best decision for your...

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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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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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The Broker's Guide to Using Social Media

By Matt Wilkes | Brokers, Employee Benefits, Technology | No Comments

Millennials now make up over one-third of the American workforce1, and marketing to this group requires a tech-centric approach from insurance brokers. Our last post covered a few best practices in part one, including the use of social media, which we’re going to dive into in more depth. 

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3 Ways Brokers Can Market to Millennials Effectively

By Matt Wilkes | Brokers, Employee Benefits, Technology, Dental Benefits | No Comments

Achieving success as an insurance broker involves a willingness to adapt to market changes. This means staying knowledgeable about new products and providers, but it also includes keeping a careful eye on demographic shifts. As the population changes, so too should your approach to marketing —...

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Beam Dental Takeaways from EBN Benefit Forum & Expo 2018

By Hailey Major | Brokers, Employee Benefits, Thoughts From Beam | No Comments

Before I get started, I have to emphasize how great of a time I had at the EBN Expo. It was fantastic meeting with both brokers from across the country and prospective partners. Even though the first night was capped off with an incredible performance by the New Orleans Street Band, The...

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How Modern Technology Can Mitigate Your Clients' Switching Costs

By Chris Prochak | Brokers, Employee Benefits, Technology | 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 you're delivering the best possible package, including incredible service, innovation and significant cost savings. However, the...

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Beam Dental Takeaways from BenefitsPRO Expo 2018: Think Ahead

By Chris Prochak | Brokers, Thoughts From Beam, Employers | No Comments

First of all, I had an amazing time at BenefitsPRO 2018. I met with consultants from large regional firms, 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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