• A less-than-happy checkup

    June 27, 2014

    There are few smiles as the ACA’s effect on dental coverage begins to be better understood. Coupling dental benefits with health care coverage may have unintended consequences — and complicate access for employees.

  • Why the ACA has opened a sales door for vision insurance

    June 20, 2014

    How the ACA has drawn attention to vision care coverage and prompted employers to ask advisers about this voluntary benefit.

  • Pediatric dental coverage an education opportunity for brokers

    May 20, 2014

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is sounding the alarm that many children aren’t getting the dental care they need — even though the ACA includes pediatric dental care on its essential health benefits roster for small-group plans.

  • Dental care connected to well-being, productivity

    May 9, 2014

    Offering dental coverage and encouraging employees to stick to yearly care regimens can boost employee well-being and overall productivity.

  • Tool helps employers track dental plan use

    PODCAST | May 6, 2014

    John Gumkowski, director of sales and marketing with Delta Dental of New Jersey, talks to Managing Editor Andrea Davis about its Dental Action Report, designed to benchmark the oral health habits and patterns of plan members.

  • Employers thirsty for voluntary dental info

    April 14, 2014

    Advisers say employers are increasingly purchasing voluntary dental plans as an effort to cut costs, meet new ACA requirements and retain employees.

  • Dental health savings plans suppress employer ACA aches

    February 14, 2014

    Industry onlookers are saying that the voluntary exemption in the Affordable Care Act will do little to improve dental health across the nation as projections point to federal and health exchanges doing little to lower costs for Americans. However, can private dental exchanges and savings plans help to fill this void?

  • Employers show little faith in ACA cutting health care costs

    December 4, 2013

    Employers, on the whole, report seeing their health care costs continuing to rise – most suggest that costs will jump 19% between 2013 and 2014 alone.

  • ACA dental changes confusing for employers and advisers

    November 18, 2013

    The ACA's pediatric dental requirement brings increased attention to this popular benefit.

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