Healthcare insurer Axa PPP Healthcare has launched a dental plan for employers to provide to staff.
The plan offers a choice of six levels of cover of staged reimbursements per treatment.
Employees will have telephone access to dental nurses, and can also obtain information about how to maintain good dental health through an online dental health centre.
The plan includes:
- Choice of dentist: Employees can have their treatment with any dentist, whether they are private or NHS-registered.
- No dental checks before joining: Planned and pending treatment is covered.
- Mouth cancer cover: Treatment and medication up to an overall annual maximum of £10,000 is paid for should an employee be diagnosed with mouth cancer, including dedicated cancer nurses being available to provide support and guidance over the phone.
- Pre-existing conditions covered (excluding mouth cancer): Ensuring even employees with existing problems with their teeth are eligible for maximum cover.
- Worldwide cover: Reimbursement towards the cost of employees’ routine check-ups and emergency treatment anywhere in the world should they have an accident.
- Injury and accident cover: Reimbursement towards the cost of treatment following an injury or accident.
- Dental helpline: Dental nurses are on hand to offer employees advice and reassurance over the phone.
- Online dental health centre: Informative articles and expert advice to help employees keep their teeth healthy.
The scheme is underwritten by Axa PPP Healthcare and administered by National Dental Plan (NDP).
Alison Green, head of marketing for Axa PPP Healthcare, said: “Missing routine dental care or avoiding necessary treatment can be a significant cause of discomfort and, in turn, contribute to absence levels at work.
“With our experience in the corporate healthcare arena and NDP’s focus on service, I’m confident we’ll be offering [employer] clients unrivalled expertise.”