Category Archives: dental-benefits

Why Beam is Making Dental Benefits Better

By Alex Frommeyer | beam perks, dental benefits, dental insurance, Insurance, perks, prevention, Thoughts from beam®, uninsured | No Comments

One of the most common questions I get when doing an interview or introducing Beam dental to a new person is ‘how the heck did you get into dental benefits?’ Fair question. There is nothing in my background, nor the backgrounds of our co-founders, that suggests that we would be the perfect...

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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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How Much Should Group Dental Insurance Cost?

By Alex Frommeyer | benefits coverage, coverage, dental benefits, dental insurance, group dental, Insurance, pricing, underwriting, workforce | 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 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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5 Considerations when buying group dental plans. Hint: It's not just Network and Price

By Chris Prochak | benefits coverage, benefits shopping, dental benefits, dental coverage, dental insurance, employee benefits, group dental, HR benefits, HR software, Insurance, insurance, network | 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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How do I find a Beam dentist?

By Chris Prochak | dental benefits, dental insurance, dental professional, dentist, digital insurance, Insurance | No Comments

You must be so excited! You’re enrolled in Beam. You’ve downloaded the app (iOS or Android). You’ve got your digital insurance card and you’re ready to set up your first appointment. Now what? At Beam we always aim for simple, beautiful and user-friendly, so we’ve built our “Find a Dentist”...

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