October 2018

The Value of Dedicated Dental Plans
Dedicated dental plans are designed to address preventive and predictable oral health needs by:
  1. Encouraging regular use of preventive dental care with the inclusion of certain services (check-ups, cleanings, exams, etc.) often covered at 100%.*
     
  2. Offering lower deductibles to reduce the cost barrier of addressing a dental problem before it elevates to a larger issue.
     
  3. Elevating the importance of routine oral health maintenance to distinguish oral care from traditional medical care, which has a fundamentally different nature of care.
     
  4. Including a coverage cap to control costs of dental insurance from year-to-year.
     
  5. Having a typical 100-80-50 benefit structure to serve the needs of patients while also encouraging personal participation in maintaining good oral health.
As the first company in the nation to specialize in dental insurance, we're passionate about oral health and its importance to future generations. With 60 years industry experience of offering customized plans and innovative care, we're the perfect partner to help you and your clients 
achieve optimal overall health.

*All plans differ, so check the specifics of the plan to see the coinsurance rate.
HEALTH CARE REFORM NEWS
Obamacare website to be taken offline for regular maintenance
Washington Examiner, October 9, 2018
The website will go offline for 12 hours, from midnight until noon, every Sunday except Dec. 9, 2018, and may also be taken down during the early morning on the first day of open enrollment while programmers make final adjustments.

Payers Partner with Trade Orgs to Roll Out Association Health Plans
Health Payer Intelligence, October 9, 2018
Healthcare payers are partnering with trade organizations and local chambers of commerce to provide small businesses with association health plans.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Premiums see moderate increase in 2018 for employer plans
The Hill, October 3, 2018
Premiums for individuals and families enrolled in employer plans increased moderately in 2018, but more workers are paying higher deductibles.
10 million-plus Americans helped by Delta Dental member companies' contribution of $61 million in community benefits
PR Newswire,
October 15, 2018
Philanthropic initiatives underscore Delta Dental's mission of increasing access to oral health care in U.S. communities nationwide

COLORADO NEWS
Housing costs a bigger concern than economic growth for Colorado voters, poll says
Denver Business Journal, October 10, 2018
Colorado's booming economy has reached the point where voters are more concerned about one of the negative effects of growth - skyrocketing housing costs - than they are with the economy and jobs in general, according to a new poll of residents' top issues heading into the November election.

Colorado commuters can get discounted or free rides as Google's Waze carpool service goes national
The Denver Post, October 10, 2018
Seeking to reduce traffic in metro Denver, DRCOG partners with Google-owned navigation app as it rolls out new service.
COLORADO COMPANY NEWS
Denver company lands on CNBC's list of start-ups to watch
Denver Business Journal, October 10, 2018
A Denver-based online home interior decorating start-up has been closely watched in Denver since its 2014 founding, but it also made CNBC's annual list of 100 promising start-ups to watch.

Denver ranked as a top-10 rising city for startups
Denver Business Journal,  October 2, 2018
Here's some good news following Denver Startup Week 2018: Denver is a top 10 rising city for startups, according to the latest rankings from Forbes magazine.

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