Dental and vision benefits are often relegated to second-tier status in a health care plan, or not offered at all. But a quick look at the advantages of regular dentist and optometrist visits may give you a new respect for their value.
- Poor oral health is linked to various diseases and conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, and pregnancy and birth complications. Conversely, symptoms of the teeth and gums can be indicative of heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, and a host of other serious health problems.
- According to the American Optometric Condition, a comprehensive eye and vision examination can detect hundreds of systemic conditions, both physical (asthma, hypertension, high cholesterol) and mental (depression and dementia, including Alzheimer’s).
One more advantage: Dental and vision benefits are inexpensive yet valued by current employees as well as prospective ones.
Providing MedBen PreceDent and VisionPlus as part of a comprehensive benefits package greatly improves your employees’ chances of good health for many years to come. And just like other types of wellness, a small investment can benefit your bottom line for years to come.
MedBen PreceDent and VisionPlus and are available as standalone products or as part of a comprehensive benefits package. Call us at 888-627-8682 to learn more.