Importance of Providing Dental & Vision Insurance to Employees

As an employer, it is in your best interest to make sure your employees stay happy and healthy- after all, healthy workers make for a more productive business. This way of thinking extends to vision and dental coverage. For business owners who wish to keep their staff happy and in good health, providing dental and vision insurance coverage not only helps build a strong benefits package that entices good workers to apply for a position with your company, but can also help pinpoint, correct and prevent health issues and on-the-job risks for your employees.

Vision Coverage

Vision problems which go uncorrected can result in errors and accidents that affect your company’s bottom line. According to Blue Shield of California, uncorrected vision problems can reduce employee productivity by up to 20 percent, or one full day per workweek! Additionally, if vision coverage is offered to employees as part of a benefits package, they will be more likely to take advantage of it by going for routine eye exams, which can detect serious eye diseases such as glaucoma and early signs of diabetes and hypertension. This leads to better health for your employees and a stronger workforce for you.

Dental Coverage

If you are on the fence about whether to provide dental coverage for your employees, consider this: periodontal disease and other serious oral and systemic medical conditions can be detected by routine dental exams. Workers who receive regular dental checkups as part of their benefits package are less likely to lose work due to dental disease or other oral health problems. Since 77 percent of people with dental coverage report having a dental checkup in the past year, it is safe to say that providing dental coverage for your staff will motivate them to go for routine exams that could potentially save them from a variety of serious conditions linked to periodontal disease, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and pulmonary disease.  

Affordable Coverage for Your Employees

Health insurance broker David Crother can work with any size company to custom design the perfect benefits package to fit your employees’ needs. Our experienced agents are here to assist with any questions you may have about the often-complex world of employee benefits, and can make recommendations based on the size of your workforce, your budget, and the individual needs and concerns of your staff. Contact us today to receive a quote from a licensed agent. We look forward to helping you!