Denplan’s newly renamed ‘Denplan Health and Wellbeing Survey 2014’ has evolved this year to reflect that fact that dental plans are rising in popularity as employee benefits. In fact, they are viewed by employees as one of the most important benefit in demonstrating their employer’s support for their wellbeing.
This year’s survey indicates that 46% of companies are considering adding a dental plan in the coming year. It seems employees are also receptive with 62% of saying they would consider a dental plan if offered; while 56% said they would appreciate access to one as part of a package.
Colin Perry, corporate channel manager at Denplan, commented: “It makes sense that dental benefits are rising in popularity as one of the few healthcare benefits that are preventive in their nature. Other healthcare benefits focus on helping employees when something goes wrong, but dental plans actively encourage regular attendance at the dentist and the prevention and detection of oral disease.”
More than a third (35%) of respondents are already providing dental plan to their workers making dental plans the third most popular benefit behind private medical insurance coverage and childcare benefits. It looks like employers know that there is a connection between oral health and the wellbeing of the workers.