Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act changes the landscape of health care coverage for consumers, employers and insurers. As part of our partnership with you, we’ll help you understand how the Affordable Care Act affects you, your business and your benefits. You rely on us for dental and vision benefits that offer value and satisfaction. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t change that.

4 Presidential Election Health Care Hot Topics

Most Americans believe issues related to the Affordable Care Act will affect their presidential choice later this year. According to CNBC.com, a Bankrate survey found 85 percent of respondents believe health care reform will play an important role in how they vote. Health care businesses also are evaluating the impact of the law and exploring … Read Full Article

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3 Things Employers Need to Know About ACA Changes

The Affordable Care Act was implemented six years ago. At first, large employers were stressed about keeping up with ACA changes, meeting requirements and managing costs. Due to several delays in the implementation of regulations, many large employers now are focused on other business issues and plan to adjust benefits as new ACA regulations are introduced. … Read Full Article

3 Facts to Know When Choosing Dental Coverage

If you’ve ever walked into a specialty ice cream store, you’re quickly overwhelmed by the number of options, including different flavors, toppings and cones. Americans love choices. But some are easier to make than others. Take dental benefits, for example. There are many plan designs featuring various services available at different price points. It’s important … Read Full Article

Large Employers Prepare for Upcoming ACA Changes

For the past few years, large employers have been anticipating significant benefit changes as part of the Affordable Care Act. Due to several delays in the implementation of regulations, many large employers now are focusing on other employee issues. They plan to accommodate ACA benefit adjustments as needed. Here are three things large employers should … Read Full Article

Stand-Alone Dental is Still the Best Option

There has been a lot of talk about dental insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the past few years. You have probably heard about dental insurance offered through medical insurance plans. But there are a few things you should know if you’re considering a combined plan vs. stand-alone dental:      

3 Reasons to Select a Stand-Alone Dental Benefit Plan

Do dental benefits in a medical insurance plan provide the same coverage as a stand-alone dental plan? Probably not. Here are three reasons to select stand-alone dental coverage. Unexpected costs – The Affordable Care Act has focused attention on medical benefits with new requirements and compliance standards. It’s causing employers and consumers to think more … Read Full Article

5 Things Parents Should Know About Pediatric Dental Benefits

It’s an alarming statistic: Children in the United States lose over 51 million school hours each year due to dental pain and illness. In these situations, children struggle to focus on their school work, finding it hard to listen and learn in class. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Pediatric dental insurance benefits … Read Full Article

Trends in Patient Care

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented, many changes have occurred in how health care is delivered. Two recent changes are the introduction of pharmacists in the emergency room at many hospitals and national retail stores offering minor medical care services. Pharmacists in the ER Hospitals are adding pharmacists in the emergency room to … Read Full Article

Pediatric Dental Plan Options

Did you know that pediatric dental in a medical plan is not the same as pediatric dental in a stand-alone dental plan? In March 2011, the American Dental Association determined that 10 million children ages 2 through 18 did not have dental coverage. Health professionals projected that parents and caregivers of many of these children … Read Full Article

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