Section: Personnel
Policy Number: 4-69
Date: 1997 Revisions: May 2, 2008


The University provides dental insurance for eligible full-time and part-time employees and their families. This plan is a component of the flexible benefits program, with options as follows:

  • employee only,
  • employee & spouse/same-sex domestic partner, and
  • employee, spouse/same-sex domestic partner and dependent children (up to age 21 or age 24 if full-time students).

The University pays the entire monthly premium for full-time employees and eligible family members enrolled in the program. Part-time employees who are scheduled to work less than 75% time (and 50% or more time) receive a pro-rated UD contribution and pay the remainder of the cost through pre-tax payroll deductions.


    • TYPE "A" EXPENSES - Diagnostic and Preventive Care (Examples: cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatment, etc.)

      1. PLAN COVERAGE - 100% of reasonable and customary fees

    • TYPE "B" EXPENSES - Minor Restorative Care (Examples: fillings, extractions, surgery, periodontal/endodontic treatment, etc.)

      1. PLAN COVERAGE - 80% of reasonable and customary fees

    • TYPE "C" EXPENSES - Prosthodontics and Major Restorative Care (Examples: initial fixed bridgework, initial removable dentures, inlays, onlays, crowns, gold fillings, repair or recementing of bridgework, dentures, crowns, inlays, etc.)

      1. PLAN COVERAGE - 50% of reasonable and customary fees

    • TYPE " D" EXPENSES - Orthodontics (Examples: orthodontic diagnostics, surgical therapy, appliance therapy, etc.)

      1. PLAN COVERAGE - 50% of reasonable and customary fees


    "A" Expenses None
    "B" Expenses $25/person or $75/family
    "C" Expenses $25/person or $75/family
    "D" Expenses None


    "A"/ "B"/"C" Expenses $1,750 Annual Maximum (per person)
    "D" Expenses $1,750 Lifetime Maximum (per person)


Individual takes claim form to dental provider who submits it to MetLife for payment. It is recommended that providers also submit forms for predetermination of benefits in advance if a claim exceeds $100 in expenses.

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Submitted by: Benefits Services