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In this issue:
Delta Dental Individual Plan Option for Retirees and Alternative to COBRA »
Vision, Your Most Important Sense — Critical to Your Overall Health »
Delta Dental Offers Insurance Exchange Guidance to States »
Delta Dental of Iowa Wraps-Up United Way Campaign »
Oral Health IQ: Keep Your Sweet Tooth Intact this Holiday Season »
In addition to selling dental benefits to employer groups, Delta Dental also has dental benefits for individuals. These plans are available for Iowa residents in all stages of life — from retirees to self-employed individuals to college students.
Delta Dental offers two plans:
Monthly premiums for the Preferred Choice plan start at $36 and the Preventive plan premiums start at $18.
If you have employees that are retiring or looking for dental benefit alternatives to COBRA, please direct them to the Delta Dental of Iowa website or call us at 877-423-3582.
While most Americans say their sight is their most important sense, less than 50 percent get eye exams more frequently than every two years. One in five people are at risk for vision loss, and many of these problems could have been addressed through preventive care.
Annual eye exams can help correct vision problems. In addition, comprehensive eye exams can also reveal the warning signs of more serious undiagnosed health problems such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
No matter what the age, eye exams are important for our productivity and health. That’s why including vision benefits as a part of your overall employee benefits is so important. For more information on adding DeltaVision to your employee benefits, contact your broker, Delta Dental representative at 877-423-3582, or visit www.deltadentalia.com/deltavision.
Delta Dental and the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) recently issued a jointly-authored white paper, “Offering Dental Benefits in Health Exchanges: A Roadmap for Federal and State Policymakers,” aimed at helping state and federal policymakers ensure that people have access to the dental plan of their choice.
The white paper addresses the need for regulatory clarification at the federal level to ensure millions of Americans are able to maintain their dental benefits coverage without interruption. It also provides common sense solutions for state exchange decision makers. Some of the key subjects covered include:
To access the white paper or an executive summary, please visit the ACA section of the national Delta Dental website.
Pictured from L to R: Donn Hutchins, President and CEO of Delta Dental; Cheryl Harding, Delta Dental of Iowa United Way Chair; and Nikki Harrison, United Way of Central Iowa Loaned Executive.
Delta Dental of Iowa employees, along with the company’s matching gift program, contributed more than $68,625 to United Way of Central Iowa.
Delta Dental and its employees have a history of supporting United Way. Throughout the month of September and October, employees participated in many fundraising events such as a bake sale, silent auction and chili cook-off to raise money for United Way.
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