BFE speaker says lots remain unknow about the ACAs effect on dental benefits.
Employers and employees aren't seeing the health and productivity boosts that would be possible if more employees took advantage of their vision benefit, especially in an aging workforce. According to Transitions Optical, Inc., nearly half of employees aren't taking advantage of their vision benefit, by either not enrolling (24%) or by not using their benefit to receive an eye exam (32%). Transitions Optical offers four reasons why employers should take eye education seriously. [Images: Shutterstock]
What employers should know about the ACA provision governing clinical trials.
In the lead up to ACA implementation, dental carriers encourage employers not to forget about dental benefits.
Confused about health care reform? You're not the only one. Even the insurance providers and state governments who are charged with deploying new health care plans and marketplaces for purchasing them are working out the details every day. The ray of light streaming through the bureaucratic fog just may be your dental insurance policy.
Dental has always been a feel-good benefit, and health care reform won't change that. Join us while experts from the dental industry and producer and HR communities talk about stand-alone dental plans and how they will keep employers and employees grounded as the world of health care benefits transforms in 2014.
Leading the discussion for this web seminar are experts from the dental industry, broker industry and human resources/business, including:
Kris Hathaway, Director of Government Relations, National Association of Dental Plans
Brett Sesker, Principal at SilverStone Group
The efforts of Maurice Evans, director of HR at Integral Group, lead to higher enrollment in the companys voluntary vision plan.
Transitions Optical survey reveals only 16% of employees say they receive education from their employer about eye health.
In a recent survey conducted by Transitions Optical, only 16% of employees reported getting education from their employer related to their eye health, a gap that is reflected by a lack of understanding of how many lifestyle choices and activities can affect the human eye. Most expressed awareness in how aging (83%), ultraviolet exposure (70%) or lack of sleep (64%) could negatively impact ocular health, but other risks were less recognized. [Images: Thinkstock]
Among the many unknowns that come with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is one that could hit consumers right in the teeth: orthodontic reimbursement.
The authors of a recent medical report say diabetes is leading to increasing rates of vision loss, and they recommend upping efforts to prevent and quickly diagnose diabetes in order to prevent expensive eye treatments.