Having reviewed their Wellbeing range of products, Denplan have now announced the re-launch of their Lucent Range.
Using feedback from clients and intermediaries as well as its regular assessments of the dental market, Denplan has been able to increase all the benefit limits across the Lucent product range, by as much as 200%. It will also now include cover for implants as standard and feature two completely new levels of cover. Other benefits include the level of cover for Mouth Cancer being raised to £20,000, increased hospital cash benefits, increased cover for call out fees and unlimited cover for telephone consultations.
Head of Corporate at Denplan, Pam Whelan, commented: “Following feedback from our members and intermediary contacts, we’re confident that our re-launched Lucent product range is not only tailored to meet their needs more fully, but offers industry-leading levels of cover. We’re still committed to providing the same excellent service that keeps employees engaged with their benefits, and our specialism in the dental market allows us to encompass the very best enhancements available, keeping our products current, usable and unique.”
For more information about the Denplan Lucent range, visit www.denplan.co.uk/lucent2014
To continue meeting the needs of the employee benefits market, we’ve reviewed our range of products to incorporate some significant enhancements to the benefits on offer.
Listening to and using feedback from intermediaries and our direct clients alongside our regular assessments of the dental market, we’ve made some considered changes to ensure that employees continue to receive the best possible benefit from their plan, helping them to maintain good oral health and hygiene.
Improvements to the Wellbeing range include:
· Implants now covered as standard
· Mouth cancer cover increased from £12,000 to £20,000
· Increased hygiene limits on our plus products
· Hospital cash benefit increased from £50 to £100 per night
· Cover for call out fees set at £150 across all levels
· Unlimited cover for telephone consultations (when referred by Denplan)
What’s more, we’re committed to providing the same excellent service that keeps employees engaged with their benefits and on top of their oral health.
The enhanced benefits on the Wellbeing range will be available for all business written with effect from 1st April 2014.
For more information about the enhanced Denplan corporate range, speak to your Denplan Consultant.
The Denplan Corporate team
As the UK’s leading dental payment plan provider for consumers and employees, Denplan hosted a policy round table debate in Westminster last week to strengthen oral health messages in the wider public health agenda. The roundtable, entitled ‘Prevention and Early Intervention: Realising Dentistry’s potential to meet Britain’s Chronic Disease Challenge’, was designed to discuss:
- The value dentistry can add to the early intervention, prevention and public health agenda
- The advantages of an increasingly sophisticated integration of oral and general health promotion
- How dentists are innovating in early intervention and prevention and how to enhance this
- The ‘traffic light’ treatment plan in new dental strategies and broader health triggers
- Views on what more can be achieved and how practically to fulfil that goal
Denplan’s Chief Dental Officer, Roger Matthews commented: “It is my firm belief that dentistry can play a far greater role in the prevention and early intervention of chronic diseases and long-term conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The evidence of this is growing exponentially and dentists are in the very privileged position to see a large cross section of the population for regular check ups – something that GPs simply cannot do.
“This roundtable debate was designed to look at the evidence linking oral and general health as well as ways of getting good oral healthcare messages into the public agenda.”
The guest list for the event included attendees from a wide range of health policy areas, government, think tanks, academia and dentistry journals, all of whom helped to create a lively debate with many forward-thinking outcomes. The event was chaired by Financial Times News Editor, Sarah Neville, and speakers included:
- Dr Roger - Matthews - Denplan’s Chief Dental Officer
- Duncan – Selbie – Public – Health England
- Dr Richard – Guyver - Practising Dentist
- Dr Barry – Cockcroft – NHS
- Professor – Iain Chapple – Professor - Periodontology at the University of Birmingham
- Dr Charles – Alessi - Chair - National Association of Primary Care
Pam Whelan, Head of Corporate at Denplan said: “Our round table debate yet again showed the important links between oral health and general health issues. With our recent survey showing that 63 per cent of people without a dental plan would consider one if their employer offered it*, it seems like a unique opportunity for companies to address employees’ oral health to potentially also prevent lots of other general health problems in the future.
It’s also very important to us, to ensure we are at the forefront of the latest oral health findings, using insights from the industry to ensure our products and services always meet future patient needs.”
To find out more about Denplan’s products visit www.denplan.co.uk/companies.
Denplan has been voted ‘Best Dental Cover Provider’ for the fourth year in a row at the 2013 Health Insurance Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The Health Insurance Awards were attended by more than 850 health insurance and protection professionals and Denplan was excited and proud to accept the award for the fourth time, from celebrity host Simon Evans.
Head of Corporate at Denplan, Pam Whelan, said: “Denplan has been at the heart of dental care for more than 26 years and we tailor our corporate proposition to ensure that both employees and organisations get the very best value and service.
“As experts in the dental industry we’re able to offer the most relevant cover for preventive dental care, while meeting the commercial objectives of our clients. We’re thrilled to have won this award for the fourth year in a row and remain incredibly proud to be recognised in such a way by intermediaries.”
For more information about Denplan’s range of corporate plans, please call 0800 169 3279 or go to www.denplan.co.uk/companies
This year’s Stoptober campaign is all about helping you quit smoking for a better health. But did you realise an added benefit of being smoke-free is a healthier mouth too? 73%* of the UK adults say they visit a dental practice yearly and your dentist can help you with tips on how to kick the habit too.
Remaining smoke free for 28 days may reduce or reverse the effects of tobacco on the oral cavity, while studies show that those who stop smoking for 28 days are five times* more likely to stay smoke free. Dr Henry Clover, Denplan’s Deputy Chief Dental Officer says: “Besides causing issues for your overall health, smoking can cause damage to your mouth, gums and teeth. It can lead to unsightly tooth staining, contributes significantly to gum disease and potential tooth loss. “Even more seriously, smoking is one of the major risk factors in mouth cancer. Make sure you go to see your dentist regularly and take the opportunity to discuss your lifestyle habits, so that the dentist and the whole dental team can help you in the best way possible!”
You can view more information and download resources to help encourage employee participation here: http://smokefree.nhs.uk/resources.
For more information about how to look after your teeth visit www.miteeth.co.uk
* Source: Department of Health, Reducing smoking, 8 September 2012
** Source: Dental Benefits Survey 2013
As the UK’s leading dental payment plan specialist, we use our knowledge and experience to review the health and wellbeing benefits market in order to ensure that our plans remain relevant. We are delighted to to share our 2013 Dental Benefits Survey Results with you and hope this report will provide you with practical facts and figures that you can discuss with your clients.
The report reveals employee attitudes towards the benefits offered by surveying key corporate decision makers in a variety of sized companies. The report also examines employers’ benefits strategies and changes over the last few years, plus planned changes for the year ahead. I’m sure this report will provide real value as you meet the needs of your audience in the year ahead.
If you would like to request a printed copy of the research report, or have any questions about the results please email email@example.com
Less than two weeks left to submit your entry and be in with a chance of winning this year’s Best Dental Intermediary award. Submission is simple, all that’s required is a company overview and case study where you feel you went above and beyond the level of usual service. The Health Insurance Intermediary awards are testament to the high quality service and support you give, and they demonstrate to your clients that you are the UK’s ‘Best Dental Benefits Intermediary’. Submit your entry for the industry’s premier awards and you could be standing on the winners’ podium this year. As an extra incentive we will be providing the winner of this award up to £3,000 towards a classified advert of their choice.
The deadline for entry is 29th July. Entries can be submitted by going to www.healthinsurancedaily.com/awards
If you’re happy with the service you receive from us and would like to show your support, please vote for us as Best Dental Provider by clicking here.