April 29, 2021

DDKS Recognized Nationally as Most Exemplary Employer

Delta Dental of Kansas (DDKS) is honored to be selected nationally as Most Exemplary Employer for our COVID-19 pandemic response by the American Business Awards. This award honors organizations that showed commitment in keeping their employees safe and thriving during the pandemic. The judges highlighted our “outstanding” focus on engaging employees, ensuring employee safety and implementing culture initiatives focused on enhancing morale and workforce productivity during the pandemic.

“The foundation of DDKS’ success is our employees,” said Dean Newton, President & CEO of Delta Dental of Kansas. “This award would not be possible without the efforts of our employees who work hard every day to deliver outstanding results.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Dental of Kansas (DDKS) took immediate action to ensure employee safety and developed new culture-focused initiatives to engage employees. DDKS also launched a Culture Committee to keep employees engaged and thriving while working remote. Through COVID-19, DDKS surpassed performance metrics and achieved industry leading client retention. The changes implemented in 2020 have strengthened our company culture and positioned us to continue a hybrid remote/in-person workforce.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program and recognize high-achieving companies and executives around the world.


About Delta Dental of Kansas

Delta Dental of Kansas' mission is to expand healthcare access for everyone by offering affordable, consumer-focused benefits, reduced healthcare costs and exceptional service to employers and individuals. Our focus has led to an industry-leading 98%+ satisfaction rating among consumers, employers and brokers as measured by an independent third party.

The foundation of our success is our incredible employees who work hard every day to provide exceptional service to our stakeholders. We strive to provide a positive company culture through employee empowerment, transparent communication, encouraged collaboration, a focus on overall wellbeing, and connection opportunities. We have been recognized nationally and locally as a Best Places to Work, as National Company of the Year for insurance, as a No. 1 Healthiest Employer and Innovative Company of the Year.