You may participate in the dental insurance program if you are employed half-time or more in a:
- Benefits-eligible faculty or staff position
- Graduate teaching, research assistant or administrative position
Dependents are your legal spouse or same-sex domestic partner (SSDP) and dependent children until the children reach their 26th birthday.
Dental Insurance Choices
|PPO Point of Service Plan||PPO Standard Plan|
|2012 and 2013||2012 and 2013|
|Employee & Spouse||$651.12||$383.40|
|Employee & Child(ren)||$797.52||$478.44|
|Employee, Spouse & Child(ren)||$1,260.96||$759.72|
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.
- 2012 Plan Description
- 2013 Plan Description
- Participating Dentists (Select "Delta Dental PPO" when checking for participating providers)
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 at www.ebenefits.com/purdue.
Important enrollment note to graduate staff: Dental coverage does NOT continue in January unless you actively re-enroll using EBenefits during the October-November open enrollment. If you were hired in August and elected dental with the beginning of the fall semester, it is important for you to watch for the annual open enrollment materials and re-enroll for the spring semester.
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.