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Dental Plans

2020 Open Enrollment

The State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Open Enrollment period for employees begins on October 1, 2019, and ends on October 31, 2019.

 

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to revise your medical, dental, and flexible spending account. All changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2020.

 
Visit the 2020 Open Enrollment page for more information
 

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.

Dental Plan Fact Sheets

How to Apply

  1. Complete the dental plan enrollment form:
  2. Return the completed form via Workday. (See instructions on How to Enroll or Request a Change in Benefits in Workday.)