Survey reveals popularity of offering a dental plan to employees

Denplan’s newly renamed ‘Denplan health and wellbeing survey 2014’ has evolved this year to reflect that fact that dental plans are rising in popularity as employee benefits. In fact, they are viewed by employees as the most important benefit in demonstrating their employer’s support for their wellbeing*.

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. 62% 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.’

Download the full survey here. To find out more about the Denplan Discount Network, call 0800 169 9962.


* In January 2014, Denplan conducted two surveys. This first is based on a Denplan survey among employee benefit decision makers in UK companies. The survey was carried out between 14 January and 4 February 2014 and was completed by 488 respondents. The second was a Denplan survey among UK consumers, which was conducted by Yougov in January 2014. Total sample size for the Yougov Plc. survey was 5,148 adults.

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