Category Archives: employers

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, 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, 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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How Much Should Group Dental Insurance Cost?

By Alex Frommeyer | dental insurance, dental benefits, Employers | 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 | dental benefits, Members, Employers | 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 & Why Should You Care?

By Chris Prochak | dental insurance, dental benefits, Employers | 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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The Beginner’s Guide to Group Dental Insurance

By Chris Prochak | dental benefits, Members, Employers | No Comments

If you’re reading this right now, maybe your company is thinking about switching up dental insurance or adding dental benefits for the first time. Or maybe you're looking at a quote or new dental plan and trying to make sense of it all. Whatever the case, there’s a lot of information to take in...

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5 Considerations (Beyond Network & Price) When Buying Group Dental Plans

By Chris Prochak | dental insurance, dental benefits, Employers | 1 Comment

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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