More U.S. employers cutting dental benefits. With the continue rising of healthcare cost more employers have stop offering dental care benefits to their employees. Due to this only 57% of Americans are covered by a dental plan compared with more the 85% who have medical insurance. This according to the latest in Healthcare Transparency Index from Change Healthcare. The index is showing a concerning trend that employees and their dependents are skipping regular dental visits and neglecting their dental health care. That women were more likely to receive dental care, averaging 1.31 visits per year versus only 1.11 for men. The index also found that seniors age 60 and older were the most likely to receive dental care, compared with young adults ages 21 to 30 representing the least likely.