Graduate Staff Dental Insurance

Graduate staff employed 0.50 FTE/half time/20 hours or more and graduate students with fellowships administered as assistantships are eligible to participate in the dental insurance program.

Dependents include your legal spouse and/or dependent children (until the end of the month in which the children reach their 26th birthday).

Dental Insurance Premiums for 2018-2019

 Delta Dental PPO Point of Service Plan
Option 1 Group #5186
Delta Dental PPO Standard Plan
Option 2 Group#9824

EE only $292 $174
EE & spouse $591 $351
EE & child(ren) $763 $458
EE, spouse & child(ren) $1,148 $691

Any deductible or plan limits associated with your plan are tracked on an academic-year basis.

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

The Standard plan provides benefits for diagnostic and preventive services and basic treatments ONLY when a Delta Dental PPO network dentist provides the care.

How to Enroll (during annual open enrollment)

Dental plans are administered on the academic year and premiums are taken from your pay before taxes are calculated. Elections made during the annual open enrollment will be in effect from August 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019, unless you have a qualifying life event.

You may view and enroll in dental benefits along with other voluntary benefits through the Benefitfocus enrollment portal. Go to the OneCampus Portal and click the Benefitfocus icon (shown below). Log in with your Purdue career account username and password.


Your dental insurance will continue as long as you are in a benefits-eligible graduate staff position unless you change your election during open enrollment or with a qualifying life event.

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 card version number.

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