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Dental Service of Massachusetts

Winner: 2008 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50

Benefits/Alternative Work Arrangements: DentaQuest offers the following alternative work arrangements to its full- and part-time employees: flextime, compressed work schedules, job-sharing, telecommuting, and a formal phased-retirement program. Full-time employees are eligible to move to part-time work on a permanent and temporary basis.  

Opportunities for Retirees: DentaQuest currently has five retirees and an employee directly responsible for retiree relations. The company stays connected with retirees by communicating regularly and by formally acknowledging retirees when they retire. DentaQuest offers retirees temporary work assignments, consulting and contract work, telecommuting, and full- or part-time work.

Age of Workforce: Twenty-two percent of the company’s employees are age 50+. The average tenure of employees age 50+ is 7.9 years.

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