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Dental Insurance

Print friendly Modified October 10, 2014
Your Coverage Options

Delta Dental offers two plan options — a Base Plan and High Plan. The table below will help you compare your two options.

Effective January 1, 2015, proof of full-time student status will no longer be required for covered dependents ages 19 – 25. You may cover your dependent children up to the end of the month of his/her 26th birthday.

If you are adding new dependents to any coverage, you may be required to show documentation of your relationship or your child’s age. Examples include a marriage certificate, birth certificate, adoption certificate, and income tax returns.

If both you and your spouse are eligible University System of Georgia employees, only one may elect to cover the other spouse and/or dependent children.

You’ll see that both plans cover preventive services, like routine checkups and cleanings, as well as basic and major services. However, there are important differences in annual benefit maximums, orthodontia coverage levels, and the percentage of payment for major services, so be sure to compare your options and choose the best fit for your needs and budget.

Delta Dental Base Plan Delta Dental High Plan
In-network Out-of-network In-network Out-of-network
Annual Maximum $1,000 per person* $1,500 per person*
Deductible (Single/Family) $50/$150 $50/$150 $50/$150 $50/$150
Diagnostic/preventive services* 100% 100% 100% 100%
Basic benefit services 80% 80% 80% 80%
Major services** 50% 50% 80% 80%
Orthodontia (child and adult) No coverage 80% 80%
Lifetime orthodontia maximum NA $1,000

* Preventive and diagnostic services don’t count toward the annual maximum.
** Benefit limits on full replacement of existing dentures or crowns apply.

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For more information on your dental options, check out this Dental at-a-glance overview, Summary Plan Document and Dental rates.

Delta Dental Networks

The Chart below shows the difference in the amount you will pay for a crown if you use the three different network options for the two Delta dental plans. Using a PPO network dentist (column 1) means you pay the least amount for your crown. Using a Premier network dentist (column 2) saves you money over using an out-of-network Non-Delta dentist (column 3). Please note the examples may not reflect the actual cost for this procedure at your dentist office.

Base Plan:
Delta Dental Plan
Service Code:
D2750
PPO Dentists
PPO Fee Schedule
Premier Dentists
Avg. Premier Fee
Non-Delta Dentists
80th percentile*
Dentist Charge $1,178.00 $1,178.00 $1,178.00
Plan Allowance $682.00 $916.00 $1,000.00
Payment at 50% $341.00 $458.00 $550
Patients Share $341.00 $458.00 $728.00
$550 + $128
High Plan:
Delta Dental Plan
Service Code:
D2750
PPO Dentists
PPO Fee Schedule
Premier Dentists
Avg. Premier Fee
Non-Delta Dentists
90th percentile*
Dentist Charge $1,178.00 $1,178.00 $1,178.00
Plan Allowance $682.00 $916.00 $1,100.00*
Payment at 80% $545.60 $732.80 $880.00
Patients Share $136.40 $183.20 $290
$220 + $78