Category Archives: dental-benefits

4 Common Life Changes That Require Re-evaluating Dental Benefits

By Matt Wilkes | dental, dental insurance, benefits, benefits shopping, dental plan, employee benefits, group dental, work benefits, benefits coverage, dental benefits, dental coverage, Group benefits, health benefits, Insurance, Open Enrollment | No Comments

Between wrapping up projects at work and holiday shopping, it’s the busiest time of the year for many people. That can make it easy to overlook open enrollment and simply roll your dental benefits over to next year or pick a plan without much thought. However, determining the best option for...

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Your Company's Last-Minute Guide to Tackling Open Enrollment

By Matt Wilkes | benefits, benefits shopping, employee benefits, HR benefits, benefits coverage, dental benefits, Group benefits, health benefits, Open Enrollment | No Comments

As the end of 2019 nears, many human resources professionals are in the thick of open enrollment. If you’re one of them, you’ve probably already found a solid benefits package for employees, learned about law changes and made necessary adjustments, put an efficient system in place for enrolling...

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Beam, OneDigital Announce Partnership to Bring Better Benefits to Employers

By Matt Wilkes | benefits, employee benefits, dental benefits, Group benefits, Partnership | No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 31, 2019) — Beam Dental, the country’s fastest-growing dental benefits provider, today announced a new partnership with OneDigital, the nation’s largest health and employee benefits-exclusive solutions advisor.

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How Beam SmartPremiums Work

By Alex Frommeyer | premium, SmartPremiums, dental benefits, dental industry, Insurance, Dental Care | No Comments

We recently launched Beam SmartPremiums, the most innovative dental insurance plans in decades. While this post shares a bit about Beam’s vision and why we launched SmartPremiums, I want to take a minute to address some common questions we’ve received, starting with:

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Why Beam is Making Dental Benefits Better

By Alex Frommeyer | dental insurance, perks, prevention, uninsured, beam perks, dental benefits, Insurance, Thoughts from beam® | 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, employee benefits, tech platform, brokerage, dental benefits, Insurance, insurance | 1 Comment

Do you find the prospect of adding or changing employee benefits daunting? You’re not alone. A Google search for "how to create employee compensation and benefits" yields over 87 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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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 | 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:

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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 | 2 Comments

We understand. 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 client or just want to learn more. Even I’ll...

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