Many Americans take excellent care of their teeth and gums. They visit the dentist once or twice a year for exams and cleanings. But often they don’t use a lot of their annual maximum benefit. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a reward for good oral health?
According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, more than half of working Americans couples have less than $25,000 in total savings and investments, not including their home or defined benefit retirement plans.
Many Americans put off visiting the dentist until they experience significant oral pain. Dental problems develop when people do not brush and floss their teeth daily or schedule regular appointments for dental checkups and cleanings.
Across the country, people have been anticipating changes that will occur with insurance and health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many are looking forward to having access to health care insurance, while others are concerned about how the ACA will affect their benefits and budgets.
In surveys on insurance benefits, employees frequently affirm that they value their dental benefits. But many wonder how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact their dental insurance.
Low performers can impact businesses significantly. These individuals often lead to higher costs for employers, in terms of lost time and productivity.
In 1990, Gallup started tracking the weight of Americans (as self-reported by individuals) and over the past 12 years, the weight of the average adult steadily has inched upwards.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that as of January 1, 2014, insurance plans must include 10 categories of essential health care or services, and one of the core elements is pediatric oral and vision care for dependents.
Teens whose parents are engaged in their lives are more likely to practice healthy behaviors and be academically successful.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, the larger health insurance companies believe premiums for small employers and individuals could increase anywhere from 25 percent to 116 percent next year.