Updating your benefits after a job change

A new job can sometimes require a change in your dental benefits, but it doesn’t have to be challenging. If you change jobs and need to review your dental benefits, use this guide to make the best choice for you and your family.

Dental benefits improve your oral and overall health

  • Your dentist can detect signs of over 120 diseases while examining your mouth. This is one reason good oral health boosts your overall well-being.
  • Preventive checkups help detect (and then treat) dental problems before they become more complex and costly.
  • Prolonged oral health issues could cause you to miss work.
  • Dental checkups are usually covered at 100% by most dental plans, so you can get the regular care you need. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to maintaining a healthy smile for life.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you update your benefits after a job change:

  • Compare benefits from your former and new employer including checking if your preferred dentist is still in network.
  • Ask your new employer any questions you have about your benefits, such as if there is a waiting period before coverage begins.
  • Consider the specific health needs of each family member, what services are covered, and the annual maximums and deductibles.
  • If you’re between jobs or looking for coverage that your employer doesn’t provide, you still have options. Providers — including Delta Dental — offer individual and family dental plans. Find the right one for you at deltadentalins.com/individuals.

Knowing you’re covered will also give you peace of mind. Almost nine in 10 (89%) adults agree that coverage provides relief from worry about dental emergencies and boosts their confidence in their smile.