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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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3 Reasons Your Company Should Offer Group Life Benefits

By Matt Wilkes | Employee Benefits, Employers, Group Life Benefits, Life Insurance | No Comments

As Q3 begins, many companies around the country are starting to prepare for open enrollment. That means it’s time to not only evaluate your organization’s current benefits, but it’s also prudent to research new lines of coverage your employees could find valuable. 

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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 We Use Spotify to Keep Employees Engaged & Connected

By Zak Richardson | Employers, Working From Home, Culture | No Comments

“Beginning Monday, March 16, we will be switching to work from home…”

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Why Your Company Should Offer Vision Benefits

By Matt Wilkes | Vision Insurance, Employers | No Comments

More and more companies across the United States are offering healthcare benefits. A 2019 survey showed well over half of companies offer health insurance, and nearly all firms with 200 or more employees provide it. Among the surveyed companies that offer healthcare, 60% provide dental. The...

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

By Matt Wilkes | Employee Benefits, Open Enrollment, Employers | 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 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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How Do I Find the Perfect Benefits Broker?

By Chris Prochak | Employee Benefits, Dental Benefits, Employers | 4 Comments

If your company is adding or re-evaluating health or dental benefits, working with a broker can simplify the process for all parties. However, not all are up-to-date on the latest benefits options or technology. And if you’re reading this post, you clearly care about innovation and making the...

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How Do I Select the Best Online Broker Product for My Company's Benefits?

By Chris Prochak | Employee Benefits, Technology, insurance brokers, Employers | 1 Comment

In our previous post, I laid out a framework to compare a traditional benefits broker vs. technology platforms; at this point, let's assume that you’ve decided a tech platform is a viable option for you. Step 1? Check! There are dozens of technology options out there to help you address your HR...

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Should I Use a Traditional or Online Broker for My Company's Benefits?

By Chris Prochak | Employee Benefits, Technology, insurance brokers, Employers | 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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