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Offering dental benefits is a relatively inexpensive thing to include in your benefits plan, and it may help you find and retain the highly skilled employees you want. Dental is the 2nd most requested benefit behind medical!

Because dental hygiene is associated with overall health, employees with dental plans are often healthier. Employees without dental benefits may postpone or forgo dentist visits to save money, and as a result end up with more severe health problems. This may end up costing you more in the long-run than it would to have offered dental benefits in the first place.

There are many types of dental plans to choose from so you can select one that fits into your benefits budget. Traditional dental insurance plans such as managed care and fee-for-service, consumer-driven dental plans—like dental flexible spending accounts—are also becoming popular.

If you’re concerned about the cost of offering dental benefits, consider sharing the cost with employees through deductibles, coinsurance and setting maximum amounts that the company will pay per individual in a specific time period. When designing your dental insurance plan, aim for something that is relatively low cost, but that is still valuable to you and your employees.

Offering dental benefits could end up saving you money over time, so don’t discount it just because it constitutes an added expense.