18% of respondents receive a dental plan through their employer

Only 18% of respondents are offered access to a dental plan through their employer, according to research by Cigna UK.

The study, carried out in conjunction with YouGov, found that almost a third of those who are not offered dental †benefits through their employer would like to be.

The research coincides with National Smile Month 2012, the UK’s biggest oral health campaign, which takes place between May 20 and June 20.

Kirsty Jagielko, head of product management at Cigna UK, said: “With household budgets now tighter than ever, a dental plan is the ideal way to help employees manage their treatment costs and encourage regular visits to the dentist.”

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