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2011 Best Employers

DentaQuest

This insurance company offers on-site eldercare for employees' family members

Benefits/Health: Employees working 20 or more hours per week receive individual and family medical coverage, individual and family prescription drug coverage, and individual and family vision and dental insurance. Short- and long-term disability is offered to employees working 30 or more hours per week.

Individual and family long-term care insurance is offered to all employees. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are available to assist in covering out-of-pocket health care costs.

Benefits/Financial: Full- and part-time employees are offered a 401(k) plan with employer match, and stock options, profit sharing or a similar plan. All new hires are automatically enrolled in the 401(k) plan; employees age 50 and over can make catch-up contributions to their plan, and may choose to invest in lifecycle funds that automatically re-allocate assets based on age or proximity to retirement.

DentaQuest offers onsite regular and backup child, grandchild and eldercare, as well as referral services to assist with childcare and eldercare. Short- and long-term leaves of absence without pay are offered to allow for caregiving.

Full- and part-time employees are offered flu shots, smoking cessation programs, health club discounts and stress management training.  

Benefits/Alternative Work Arrangements: The following alternative work arrangements are offered to employees: flextime, compressed work schedules, job sharing, telecommuting and a formal phased retirement program. The phased retirement program is flexible and works with employees individually to meet their personal needs. Full-time employees are eligible to move to part-time work on a permanent or temporary basis.  

Opportunities for Retirees: DentaQuest has 8 retirees and an individual directly responsible for retiree relations. The company stays connected to its retirees by communicating with them on a regular basis and by providing ongoing access to retirement planning workshops and information. Retirees are offered the following work opportunities: temporary work assignments, consulting or contract work, telecommuting, full-time work and part-time work.

Age of Workforce: Twenty-eight percent of DentaQuest employees are age 50 and over. The average tenure of those employees is 9 years.

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