What's In a Brand?
As a broker, you deal with different company brands all the time. Does a brand's reputation affect how you sell their product or how you sell a product to them? What is a brand? Is it a goal a company strives to achieve or just a nice story made up by an ad agency?
At  Delta Dental of Colorado, our brand is the promise we work to keep with our members every day. It's the promise that we will continue to deliver the highest quality dental plans with the best value. It's the commitment to our mission of improving the oral health of the communities we serve. It's the work we do to make sure we know what is going on in the dental industry to stay ahead of the curve. It's the assurance that when any of our stakeholders -- members, providers, employers, and brokers -- call us, they will get a friendly, knowledgeable person on the line who will help solve any problem or answer any question to the best of their ability. It's our hope that by continually working to expand access to dental care for all Coloradans, healthier smiles will contribute to a healthier state. 
Disclaimer:  The views in the news articles below are not those expressed by Delta Dental of Colorado and may or may not align with our position on health care and other industry related topics. This information isn't intended to be used as an educational resource, but is simply informational.
Senators present reworked Colorado health reinsurance bill
The Denver Post, April 25, 2019
Two state senators whose rural constituents pay some of the nation's highest health insurance rates pleaded for support for a bill to cut those premiums by having the state help insurers cover their highest-risk clients.

CMS invites states to test new dual-eligible care models
Modern Healthcare, April 24, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is inviting state Medicaid agencies to pursue new ways of integrating care for patients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, a population that has complex health needs and accounts for a big portion of spending in both public health programs.

Growth in telehealth outpaces that of other avenues of care -- at least
from 2016 to 2017

Healthcare Finance, April 1, 2019
Telehealth usage grew 53 percent from 2016 to 2017, compared to just 14 percent for urgent care centers, the next-highest on the list.
Voluntary Benefits Have Become Much More Mainstream
PlanSponsor,  April 24,
Employers' growing interest in improving their workers' financial wellness is driving the change, Prudential experts say.

Denver Health to open urgent care facility near 16th Street Mall
Business Den, April 15, 2019
Denver Health plans to open an urgent care facility just off the 16th Street Mall this summer.

Is construction activity on track to slow in metro Denver?
The Denver Post, April 2, 2019
Year after year this decade, construction cranes and work crews in metro Denver have gotten only busier. But activity may finally take a breather, according to a forecast from a leading cost estimation firm.
Denver Startup Creating Marketplace for Mental Health Care Raises $3M
Colorado Inno,
April 15, 2019
About 19 percent of adults in the United States, or 43.8 million people, experience some type of mental illness, such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder, in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

New Colorado business formations go flat in first quarter of 2019
The Denver Post,  April 25, 2019
Normally, the start of the year is a time when entrepreneurs step forward. But the Colorado Secretary of State's Office reported Thursday that new business filings rose 0.5 percent on an annual basis in the first quarter, the slowest gain since 2015.

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