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Dental Plans

Dental Plan Eligibility for Dependents

Dependents of Employees may be eligible for dental coverage if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Legal spouse
  • Same-sex domestic partner or civil union partner
  • Eligible children under age 26 (including stepchildren, foster children, adopted children or children an employee is legally required to support)

When Dental Plan Coverage Begins

Employee Type Coverage Example
10-Month Faculty hired 9/1 Benefits (medical, prescription, dental) effective 9/1 Ex: Faculty hired 9/1, benefits effective 9/1
12-Month Faculty hired 9/1 or after,
Regular Full-Time Staff
Benefits (medical, prescription, dental) effective 60 days from hire date Ex: Faculty/Staff hired 10/1, benefits effective 12/1

Available Dental Plans

Dental Expense Plan (PPO)
A traditional indemnity plan, administered by Aetna, allows members to obtain services from any licensed dentist.
Dental Plan Organizations (DPOs)
Individual plans that offer services only through networks of participating dentists. There are several DPOs participating in the SHBP Employee Dental Plans from which employees may choose – Aetna DMO; CIGNA DHMO; Healthplex; Horizon Dental Choice; and MetLife.

Dental Plan Fact Sheets

How to Apply

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