Category Archives: insurance

Beam Dental Takeaways from EBN Benefit Forum & Expo 2018

By Hailey Major | Brokers, Group benefits, Insurance, Thoughts from beam®, employee benefits, beam perks, benefits | 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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Beam Dental Takeaways from BenefitsPRO Expo 2018: Think Ahead

By Chris Prochak | Brokers, Group benefits, Insurance | No Comments

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

By Alex Frommeyer | Insurance | 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 | 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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How do I Find the Perfect Benefits Broker?

By Chris Prochak | Insurance | No Comments

When you think of an insurance broker, you probably think of some tie-wearing, paper-toting old-school salesman. Like this guy:

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

By Chris Prochak | Insurance | No Comments

It’s been all over the place for the past year or so: startups are disrupting HR and traditional insurance. Venture capitalists are investing in insurance and benefits distribution platforms like crazy. In my previous post, I laid out a framework to compare a traditional benefits broker vs....

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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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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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