In fact, employees view them as the most important benefit in demonstrating their employer’s support for their wellbeing (according to two Denplan surveys).
Colin Perry, corporate channel manager at Denplan, explains: ‘Clearly we’re pleased that healthcare and wellbeing is still a priority among both employees and company decision makers.
‘And with schemes such as the Denplan Discount Network, we can proactively drive these employees through the doors of our member dentists.
‘This is just one of the many ways we can use our strong corporate brand to help our members grow.’
The Denplan Health and Wellbeing Survey 2014, indicates that 46% of companies are considering adding a dental plan in the coming year.
Sixty two percent of employees would also consider a dental plan if offered one; while 56% said they would appreciate access to one as part of a package.
Colin added: ‘It makes sense that dental benefits are rising in popularity as one of the few healthcare benefits that are preventive in their nature.
‘Other healthcare benefits focus on helping employees when something goes wrong, but dental plans actively encourage regular attendance at the dentist and the prevention and detection of oral disease, which is something that we strongly support.’