Video-conferencing works to link our business virtually to new and existing customers. Now we find ourselves on camera a lot instead of in the board-room or at a client visit. There is no question, being on camera feels different and it has both advantages and disadvantages.
While we have the advantage of connecting without travel or proximity, online screen time has its challenges. We deal with new issues from connection glitches to the sounds of babies crying, dogs barking, and neighbors mowing their lawns when we work from home.
More importantly, there is closer attention brought to our online presence that our customer service reps, sales people and managers might not have considered as important in the ‘pre-ZOOM’ world.
One of the keys to success in a video meeting is body language, which often starts with a simple smile. Many of us are happy with the appearance of our smile for years until something makes us reevaluate it – like video-conferencing.
Video meetings are an information-rich medium presenting a cascade of nonverbal cues we and our customers use as the basis for building trust and professional intimacy. During the meetings people spend more time looking at their own smiles. They see a picture of themselves up alongside other people at a virtual meeting. They watch themselves talk, which few of us do otherwise.
This ‘close-up’ can reveal tooth problems such as old metal fillings that have turned black or features like a missing tooth further back that can’t usually be seen.
For many people, this is a surprise that can make them so self-conscious that they spend more time worrying about their appearance than their customer’s needs. And that’s not good for business.
Dental insurance provides coverage for dental and oral health procedures carried out by licensed professionals. Your coverage can help pay the costs of routine check-ups and preventative care through to major dental surgical procedures.
Dental plans offered as part of your workplace benefits helps make dental care affordable for your team. Without dental coverage your employees will have to pay out-of-pocket for treatments that can amount to thousands of dollars. Depending on competing financial priorities, your staff person might put off getting appropriate dental care all because of the cost.
Offering dental insurance as part of your workplace benefit package can help employees access necessary treatment.
As the employer offering the plan, you can choose the type of dental coverage you offer and the percentage of dental costs covered per year for:
- Basic Dental
For routine oral health maintenance, this coverage includes dental check-ups, fillings, X-rays and cleanings.
- Comprehensive Basic
This coverage includes periodontal treatment of gums and mouth tissue including cleaning and scaling, endodontic root canal therapy, and denture cleaning and repairs.
- Major Dental
Includes services to restore teeth including crowns, on lays, dentures and bridgework.
- Orthodontic Dental
Covers services to correct defects and straighten teeth including braces and retainers.
By taking advantage of the dental plan you offer, your employees can feel more confident in their oral health and in themselves. And that confidence is what you need your team to deliver from a customer-centric point of view.
Putting a dental plan in place can be simple and has huge advantages for your business:
- Dental insurance plans are reasonably priced, so for a small cost you go a long way in positioning yourself as a caring employer
- Every employee (or contract worker) is eligible with no medical questions asked
- Regular dental care can avoid employee absences caused by untreated cavities and oral infections
- The plan will include coverage for vision care, registered specialists and therapists, homecare and nursing, medical equipment, ambulance costs, hearing aids, and even travel medical insurance.
And if your business already has a dental plan in place, is it enough? Don’t forget that you can offer employees access to individual health and dental plans that will work with their existing dental coverage to give them higher annual maximums or broader coverage for comprehensive care.
By working with SBIS you won’t have to worry about going through several people to get answers on which plan is best for your company. Call us during business hours Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time at 1-800-667-0429 or 416-601-0429. A dedicated service representative will personally take your call and make sure that your questions are addressed right away. Your time is important, which is why we are committed to saving you time and effort.
You also don’t have to fill out any paperwork; we take care of it all! Our insurance professionals collect all the necessary details. We provide brochures and other information for both your HR department and the employee to review.