More than 47 million Americans quit their jobs last year. It’s all part of “The Great Resignation,” a movement marked by the largest number of resignations on record in U.S. history.
While employers are in search of ways to retain their best employees, workers are looking for flexible schedules, more money, and better or additional benefits.
Better benefits can help improve employee loyalty. Research shows employees have increased interest in the benefits offered by their employers and that they’re closely evaluating the benefits they need.
When research and consulting non-profit LIMRA asked full-time employees with insurance benefits what benefit changes they made during their 2020 open enrollment period, 30% said they’d made changes, with 80% saying they added or increased coverage. Life, medical, and dental insurance were the top three benefits that were added/increased, in that order.
“From caring for their eyes or teeth to managing stress or losing weight, employees want to feel better, and they appreciate employers who help them do so,” said Mike Tilton, senior vice president of specialty for leading health and well-being company Humana. “Offering competitive wages, a strong benefits package that includes dental and vision, and an emphasis on work-life balance are key things potential and existing employees are seeking now.”
While dental and vision insurance used to be seen as optional, these days, they’re a priority. According to MetLife’s 2022 annual report on workplace trends, 72% of respondents say dental insurance is a must-have, and 70% say vision insurance is a requirement as well.
“It’s time to stop thinking of dental and vision as ‘extras,’” Tilton said. “For whole-person health, they’re essential.”
Above and beyond
Humana serves more than 16 million dental and vision members, and has a long history in care delivery and health plan administration. The company also has a range of dental and vision products that can suit any plan and contribution level an employer is looking for, from basic to robust.
Humana works with more than 500,000 vision and dental providers across the country, giving its members the convenience and flexibility they love. They’ll also love the unparalleled customer service Humana offers — the company was recently ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction with dental plans in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Dental Plan Satisfaction Study.
Bringing care to employees
As employees return to the workplace, the effects of delayed dental care have been more prevalent than ever. This has made the need for flexibility and convenient access to care in the workplace more crucial than in the past.
A new must-have benefit in healthcare that provides this high level of flexibility is mobile dentistry. Mobile dentistry has rapidly become a fixture in offices across the country because it not only helps employees improve their health in a convenient way, but also provides employers with an important tool to recruit and retain talent.
Humana has introduced an exciting collaboration with Jet Dental to help make access to this type of oral healthcare easier and at no additional cost to employees and employers.
Jet Dental is a pop-up dental clinic for workplaces nationwide. They set up at businesses in spaces like spare conference rooms or training rooms and allow employees to get their dental care done right in the office.
“We allow the employees to get their dental work done right from the convenience of their workplace, as opposed to having to leave the office, drive in traffic, sit in the waiting room, listen to elevator music in the waiting room, and then be seen by the dentists and come back to work,” said Jet Dental CEO Jordan Smith.
“Humana is thrilled to be working with Jet Dental to bring mobile dentistry to our customers,” Tilton said. “It’s an innovative, convenient solution that is a win-win for both employers and their employees.”
If you are interested in learning more about mobile dentistry in your workplace, connect with your broker and see the Humana difference today. Feel free to connect with Humana if you have any additional questions.
Humana Dental received the highest score in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Dental Plan Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with dental plans. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.
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