Accessing timely and affordable dental care is a crucial part of staying well – and with the cost of living on the rise, and waiting times increasing too, it can be a real worry.
It’s something our Director Anthony Burns has been sharing his expert view on recently in publications such as HR News and Health and Protection.
We’re having lots of conversations with employers about how they can support their teams and ensure they stay as happy and healthy as possible. It’s of course fantastic to see so many businesses truly caring about their workforce – and for many our Health Cash Plans are a great way to alleviate those worries and show their team how much they’re valued.
If you’re new to Health Cash Plans, then here’s how it all works:
We have individual plans, which you pay a small amount for each month yourself. And then we have corporate plans which can either be paid by individual employees on a voluntary basis, or can be paid for by the company itself.
Claiming for dental care:
Dental care is so essential that it’s covered within all of our policies (the amount you can claim back depends on your level of cover, and of course you’re also covered for optical care, physio, chiropody and much more). Everything from crowns and fillings to x-rays and orthodontist treatment can be claimed for – as well as check-ups, because visiting the dentist regularly even if you have no problems with your teeth or gums is a virtal part of maintaining good mouth health.
If you’re struggling to access NHS care in your area or your local dentist isn’t taking on NHS patients, then you can claim against the cost of private dental care too.
Once you’ve paid for your treatment, simply keep your receipts and either upload them through your Paycare log-in area or post them off to us, as well as filling in the details on our claim form. Within a few days (providing you’ve submitted a valid claim), the money will be back in your bank account. Simple.
Why is regular dental care so important?
- 31% of adults have tooth decay.
- Two million of us have to travel at least 40 miles to visit a dentist.
- More than three million suffer from regular mouth pain.
- 8,300 patients are diagnosed with mouth cancer every year.
All statistics from the Oral Health Foundation.
Want to know more?
If you’re looking for some top tips around looking after your teeth, why not delve into our blog archives and catch up on posts such as this one sharing our top mouth care tips or this one on avoiding anxiety when visiting the dentist 😊🦷🧡