Dental Plans for Employers

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Only Blue Cross combines more than 30 years of dental coverage experience with the world-class medical coverage of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield network. This gives you the best of both worlds, with comprehensive coverage—including annual checkups, cleanings, and X-rays—plus peace of mind for your employees.

And when you your Blue Cross medical and dental coverage, you simplify your plan administration so you can spend more time running your business, while enjoying these benefits:

  • One account representative
  • One online portal
  • One easy and convenient monthly bill
  • One member ID card

You can also offer Blue Cross Dental as a standalone plan, without Blue Cross medical coverage.

We’ve Got You Covered

Our extensive Blue Cross Dental network includes over 90 percent of dentists in Rhode Island, plus our national network features dentists in more than 259,800 locations. So, wherever your employees live, work, or travel, they’ll have peace of mind and access to quality dental coverage.

To see if a dentist is part of our network, or to find a new dentist, use the Find a Doctor tool.

Find a Doctor tool
 

The Mouth-Body Connection: The Blue Cross Dental Advantage

Research shows a strong connection between a healthy mouth and overall health. Serious gum disease has been linked to common conditions such as:

  • Heart disease – Gum disease is an infection that can cause increased inflammation throughout the body, which can lead to heart disease.
  • Diabetes – People with diabetes are at a higher risk for serious gum disease. Gum disease may worsen diabetes, and may affect the body’s ability to control blood sugar.

Treatment of periodontal disease is proven to have overall healthcare cost benefits for those who have chronic conditions, resulting in fewer visits to the physician’s office, laboratory tests, and hospital admissions.

Besides the costs and impact to the healthcare system, these and other chronic conditions have a significant cost on employers as well. Workers with chronic conditions miss an estimated 450 million additional days of work annually, resulting in $153 billion in lost productivity.*

Regular dental cleanings and treatment can help keep your employees healthy!

*Source: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index