UW–Madison offers two supplemental dental options through Delta Dental in addition to Uniform Dental Benefits (UDB)/Preventive Dental. UDB is available through State Group Health Insurance. Preventive Dental is available for employees who are not enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance program. If you or a family member need dental work you didn’t plan on, a supplemental dental plan can help reduce the amount you pay. It can also be a wise investment when you’re considering more extensive treatments or procedures, like braces or dentures. The State of Wisconsin Delta Dental site provides contacts, plan summaries and a provider search.
You have 30 days from the date your employment begins to enroll. You may also apply for coverage within 30 days of certain life events.
|Delta Dental PPO – Select||$9.28||$18.56||$12.52||$22.28|
|Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier – Select Plus||$16.82||$33.64||$31.12||$51.30|
*For employees not enrolled in State Group Health Insurance (which can include UDB)
Both supplemental dental plans provide extended coverage, but have different coverage levels and in-network providers. Verify the Delta Dental network your provider is in before choosing a plan. Preventive services, such as cleanings, are covered under the UDB but are not covered under the supplemental dental plans.
Dental Plan Comparison Chart
|Basic Services||Major Services||Orthodontia||In-Network Providers|
|Exams, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride, sealants, and fillings||Surgical extractions, bridges, crowns, dentures, root canals, periodontics|
|Uniform Dental Benefits (UDB)*/Preventive Dental||100%||None||$1,500 lifetime maximum (under age 19)||Delta Dental PPO or Premier Providers|
|Delta Dental PPO – Select||None||50%||None||Delta Dental PPO|
|Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier – Select Plus||None||60%–80%||$1,500 lifetime maximum in addition to UDB ($3,000 total if enrolled in both plans)||Delta Dental PPO or Premier Providers|
*Uniform Dental Benefits available under the State Group Health Insurance plan.