June 2018

DDCO Welcomes New Director of Sales
Delta Dental of Colorado is pleased to announce the appointment of Devin Farrell as director of sales.

Devin joins us from Vision Service Plan (VSP) where he worked as the market director for the last 12 years in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, and Utah. He was responsible for new sales and retention. Devin started his career at Aon Consulting in the health and welfare channel. He is a graduate of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He has his group benefits administrator accreditation and is currently pursuing his certified employee benefits specialist (CEBS) accreditation.

National Survey: Good Oral Health Outperforms Clear Skin for Making Adults Feel Confident 
Confidence can affect many aspects of an adult's life, spanning successful relationships, career, and earning potential. According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, Americans relate success with smiling often. More than half of adults (53%) say their smile has a bearing on their overall success. The majority of adults (70%) say a smile can make or break a first impression.

In addition to a smile, what makes Americans feel confident as they take on the day? The Adult's Oral Health & Well-Being Survey indicates that good oral health (67%) makes the majority of Americans feel confident, surpassing other top reasons of clear skin (60%) and being in shape (57%). 

The full "Adults Oral Heath & Well-Being Survey" report will be released later this year.

About the survey 
The Adult's Oral Health & Well-Being Survey was conducted between December 13 and December 28, 2017, among 1,008 nationally representative Americans ages 18+, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.
U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional
Reuters, June 7, 2018
The U.S. Justice Department said that the part of Obamacare requiring individuals to have health insurance is unconstitutional, an unusual move that could lead to stripping away some of the most significant and popular parts of the law.

House expects to finish work on opioid bills, with eye toward Senate
Washington Examiner, June 18, 2018
The House expects to finish passage next week on nearly 20 bills aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic, with an eye toward a conference with the Senate over the summer.

53% of Small Business Owners Worry Over Cost of Healthcare, Survey Says
Small Business Trends, June 10, 2018
A recent survey of America's small business owners suggests more than half or 53% count the cost of providing healthcare insurance for their employees as a key concern.
Most Americans miss out on preventive healthcare
Reuters, June 11, 2018
Very few U.S. adults receive all the preventive health care services recommended for them, reports a new study.

School of Mines leases space in RiNo
BusinessDen, June 12, 2018
The Colorado School of Mines wants to give its students a chance to get outside the classroom.

The Free Ride brings 6-person shuttles to Denver
BusinessDen, June 8, 2018
The Free Ride, a New-York based startup that provides shuttles in six-person electric vehicles, is adding three vehicles in downtown Denver.

Longtime Colorado lender CoBiz bought in nearly $1 billion deal (Video)
Denver Business Journal, June 18, 2018
Longtime Colorado lender CoBiz Financial Inc. of Denver is being purchased in a deal valued at nearly $1 billion.

Boulder company picked to help NASA with future moon missions
Denver Business Journal,  June 8, 2018
A Boulder company has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to help with future missions to the moon.

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