As we recently announcedDelta Dental of Colorado will be completing a system upgrade that will enhance the service experience for our members, providers, employers, and brokers targeted for spring 2021

We're continuing to work through all the details of the upgrade, and we'll keep you informed on any changes that will affect our daily business interactions as we work toward the completion of this upgrade.

You should expect to hear more detailed information mid-January 2021.
We are also creating a robust, easy-to-access resource library with everything you and your clients will need to know. Important information and updates will be posted on our website and on the secure broker portal, so if you do not have a secure broker account yet, go to deltadentalco.com and create one today. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager.
Get reacquainted with your DDCO sales and client services teams! We've put together this quick team chart for you to put faces to names. Remember, you can always contact salesteam@ddpco.com or clientservices@ddpco.com if you have any questions or need to know who to reach out to for specific questions about a group. 

Delta Dental of Colorado's individual product sales bonus is BACK in 2021! You have the opportunity to earn a bonus for the sale of our new individual plans up to $1,250, in addition to your broker commission!

For policies effective 1/1/21 to 3/1/21, earn*:
        • $250 for three policies sold.
        • $500 for five policies sold.
        • $1,250 for 10 policies sold.
For more information on our broker commission for individual products, please contact salesteam@ddpco.com. Additional plan details can be found at DeltaDentalCoversMe.com or on our individual product flyer. If you aren't yet appointed to sell Delta Dental of Colorado products, learn more about the simple process at deltadentalco.com/brokers.aspx and get appointed TODAY!

*Each broker will qualify for one payment, which will be calculated based on the total number of policies sold for policies effective January 1, 2021, to March 1, 2021. Only plans sold using the individual broker link will qualify for the incentive. Incentive will be paid out by March 31, 2021.
The State of Colorado recently released the COVID-19 distribution plan with positive news for dental providers. 

The three-phase plan outlines the details on who will be eligible to receive the vaccine with approximate timelines. Dental providers and their staff will be eligible to receive the vaccine after people who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients such as emergency room workers and staff at long-term care facilities. They will be included in the first-phase along with additional health care workers, hospice workers, and other first responders.

"Delta Dental of Colorado is very encouraged to see dentists and dental teams be prioritized in the early 1B phase of vaccinations," said Dr. Brad Guyton, chief dental officer at Delta Dental of Colorado. "This will benefit patients in three ways. First, dental teams have been on the front line during this pandemic and patients can know that their dentist and dental teams will continue to be accessible to them as vaccinations begin. Second, patients will be reassured that if their health care providers trust the safety and efficacy of the vaccines for themselves, that patients might be more apt to be vaccinated. Last, while provider-to-patient transmission has not been an issue during the pandemic, it will put patients minds even more at ease that with dental team vaccinations, there is even less risk of transmission inside the dental office setting. At Delta Dental, we are hopeful that widespread vaccination in the first half of 2021 and beyond will improve the access to and delivery of oral health care that is so essential to the health and well-being of all Coloradans."
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.
ADA, ADEA, AAPD, AADR Urge Congress to Support Oral Health Programs
ADA.org, December 07, 2020
The ADA, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Education Association and American Association for Dental Research are asking leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to fund oral health programs at the highest amount possible in the 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
Workers Hope Hybrid Working Arrangements Continue Post-Pandemic, JLL Report Says
Denver Business Journal, December 7, 2020
Hybrid working arrangements - working part time from home and part time from an office or other workplace - have become the new normal during the pandemic, and many workers want to keep working that way.
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