Company Dental Insurance
What is Company Dental insurance?
A Company Dental policy allows your employees to claim back the cost of any dental treatment they might need.
Covering both routine and emergency work, it has become one of the fastest growing and most popular employee benefits in the UK.
Why should we provide Company Dental insurance?
A cost effective, bespoke solution that supports an employer’s duty of care
A preventative approach to oral health means employees are less likely to be absent with unexpected dental problems
Helps to reward, retain and attract talented people by improving morale and motivation
One of the fastest growing employee benefit in terms of popularity
How does Group Dental cover work?
Whether receiving NHS or Private treatment, most insurers require the employee to pay their dentist directly, retain the receipt and then submit this to the insurer for reimbursement.
What are the key benefits of Company Dental Insurance?
Pre-existing conditions covered
All dentists covered
NHS and Private
No medical underwriting to join
Partners and dependant children can be included
Employees can chooses to upgrade their level of cover
Upgrades and family additions can be deducted via payroll
of employers believe a dental plan is the most valuable health and wellbeing benefit*
of employers who offer a dental plan agree it enhances employee wellbeing*
What does Company Dental insurance cover?
There is a very broad range of cover which differs across multiple insurers. Here are the most important;
Scale, polish and hygienist
Dental accident / injury
Root canal treatment
Does Company Dental insurance cover cosmetic treatment?
No – Employees can only claim for treatment which is clinically necessary. Cosmetic treatment, however, (such as teeth whitening) can be covered under some Company Health Cash Plans.
Does Company Dental insurance cover pre-existing conditions?
Yes – most insurers will cover pre-existing dental conditions and there is no oral health check or medical to join the plan.
Is dental insurance covered with our company Private Medical Insurance?
Some Private Medical Insurance providers do offer cover for dental, but this will often need to be selected as an additional cover module at employer level.
Also, dental cover which is provided as part of a Health Insurance scheme isn’t usually as comprehensive as a standalone dental plan, and typically operates by providing a low level of cash back, as opposed to full dental coverage.
What the bandings for NHS dental treatment?
of employees offered a dental plan take up the benefit*
Band 1 – £22.70
This level covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. It also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment.
Band 2 – £62.10
This level covers all treatment in Band 1, plus additional treatment such as fillings, root canal treatment and tooth extractions.
Band 3 – £269.30
This level covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
How much does Company Dental insurance cost?
There is a vast range of cover options across many insurers it’s important to enlist the help of an expert. Some indicative prices are as follows;
NHS cover only
From £5.60 per employee, per month
NHS cover and basis private cover
Between £9.20 – £11.10 per employee, per month
NHS cover and mid-range private
Between £18.25 – £24.70 per employee, per month
NHS cover and comprehensive private
£28.60 – £35.00 per employee, per month
What is the best dental insurance?
There are more than 10 providers offering dental cover across Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan and Standalone Dental.
It’s therefore important to seek expert advice to ensure that the needs of employer and employee are adequately met, and within budget.
of employers who offer a dental plan believe it shows they care about their employees*
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