Dental Insurance

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, all benefits-eligible employees and dependents who elect medical coverage will automatically receive preventive dental coverage – two cleanings, a fluoride treatment (up to age 19), and standard X-rays up to a $500 per person maximum - through Delta Dental at no additional cost. Delta Dental will issue ID cards automatically.

As part of the above preventive coverage benefit, all benefits-eligible employees covered on a Purdue medical plan, as well as their covered dependents will receive Delta Dental discounts for all procedures completed by a Delta Dental in-network dentist.

If you elect coverage outside of Purdue medical plans, you may participate in the dental insurance program if you are employed half-time or more in a benefits-eligible faculty or staff position. Separate information on graduate staff dental insurance is available.

Dependents are your legal spouse or same-sex domestic partner (SSDP) and dependent children until the children reach their 26th birthday.

Search Delta Dental Participating Dentists (Select "Delta Dental PPO" when checking for participating providers)


Dental Insurance Choices

2016

If you are covered by a Purdue medical plan, two dental plan options are available for coverage beyond the preventive care benefit, the Standard and Point-of-Service plans.

View the 2016 Plan Description for employees covered by a Purdue medical plan

If you elect coverage outside of Purdue medical plans, you may participate in the dental insurance program if you are employed half-time or more in a benefits-eligible faculty or staff position. Separate information on graduate staff dental insurance is available.

The Point of Service plan provides the most cost-effective benefits for diagnostic, preventive and a schedule of treatment for restorative work if Delta Dental PPO network is used. Services provided by non-PPO dentists are reimbursed at a reduced percentage.

The Standard Plan provides diagnostic, preventive and basic treatments ONLY when a Delta Dental PPO dentist provides the care.

View the 2016 Plan Description for employees not covered by a Purdue medical plan.

See 2016 Dental Plan Scenarios and Frequently Asked Questions.

2016 EMPLOYEE ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION RATES
For employees taking the medical and vision plans.

Delta Dental PPO
(Standard) Plan
Basic Preventative

PPO Point of
Service Plan

PPO StandardPlan
Employees Only $0 $246 $102
Employee & Spouse $0 $501 $208
Employee & Child(ren) $0 $608 $237
Employee. Spouse & Child(ren) $0 $927 $372

2016 EMPLOYEE ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION RATES
For employees not taking the medical and vision plans.

Delta Dental PPO
(Standard) Plan
Basic Preventative

PPO Point of
Service Plan

PPO StandardPlan
Employees Only N/A $365 $217
Employee & Spouse N/A $739 $439
Employee & Child(ren) N/A $954 $573
Employee. Spouse & Child(ren) N/A $1,435 $864

2015

PPO Point of Service Plan PPO Standard Plan
2015 2015
Employee Only $361 $216
Employee & Spouse $671 $401
Employee & Child(ren) $821 $500
Employee, Spouse & Child(ren) $1,198 $715


How to Enroll (during annual open enrollment)

Dental plans are administered on a calendar year and are subject to the rules associated with Purdue's cafeteria plan. Your premiums are taken from your pay before taxes are calculated. Elections made during the annual open enrollment will be in effect from January through December, unless you have a qualifying change in family status.

Any deductible or plan limits associated with your plan are tracked on a January-December basis.

You may view and enroll in dental benefits using the online EBenefits system. Go to the Purdue Employee Portal, choose EBenefits, and then sign on using your Purdue career account username and password.

Diagram highlighting the Delta Dental ID number
Your Delta Dental ID number is your Purdue University ID number, minus the first zero. Without the first zero, the PUID is nine digits long. Do not add the trailing tenth number; this is a version number.

Contact Delta Dental

Delta Dental

800-524-0149

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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