Dental Plan 2021

UVA Dental Plan 2021


Our goal this year with benefits Open Enrollment is to make the benefits review process for you as easy as possible. Dental care is an important piece of your overall health. Below you will find information on the Basic and Enhanced dental options. 

Changes

There are no changes to the UVA Dental plan premiums for the 2021 plan year for full-time employees. 

Ensure you're aware of all dental plan option changes for this year. For the 2021 Plan year, these include:

  • Part-time classification: Beginning January 1, 2021, benefits eligibility for health and dental premiums for UVA Health team members will be defined as part-time if working at least 20 but less than 30 hours per week, and full-time if working 30 hours per week or more.
    • Team members currently working 30-36 hours will be eligible in 2021 for lower full-time rates for health and dental benefits
  • Part-time premiums: Beginning January 1, 2021, premiums for part-time Academic and Medical Center employees will be the same.
    • Most part-time employees will see a reduction in the part-time premiums
    • Harmonizing part-time rates and eligibility removes some of the economic barriers in electing a part-time position, and levels the health and dental premiums for part-time employees throughout the University

Action Items

Just like getting an annual physical, it is a good idea to also check your benefits annually. You can do this by navigating to Workday and checking to make sure the benefits you previously selected continue to meet the needs of you and/or your family.

If you would like to change your benefits, review the sections below or navigate to the Open Enrollment pages on the right sidebar for additional details. When you're ready, make your changes in Workday October 5 - 16 (see instructions below). Here are things to review and/or change during Open Enrollment:

  • Modify medical, dental, vision benefits, if desired
  • Add or drop dependents, if applicable
    • Adding a spouse or dependent requires documentation confirming their relationship to you, to be submitted in order for your change request to be approved
    • Adding a spouse requires spousal affidavit to be completed before finalizing your benefits elections
  • Confirm social security numbers for dependents
  • Elect/waive Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account - 2020 elections for FSAs and HSAs will NOT carryover to 2021. You must re-enroll in the FSA and HSA programs for 2021 during Open Enrollment
  • Confirm or change beneficiaries for life insurance

Dental Plan Options and Comparison

The University offers two UVA Dental Plan options: Basic and Enhanced Dental. Both of these dental plan options are administered by United Concordia. There is no cost change for either dental plan option for the 2021 plan year for full-time employees.

Review the premiums and deductibles for each option below and select the plan option that best meets your projected needs for 2021. See the Dental Plan Options Comparison Chart for more detailed information about covered services and costs.

  BASIC DENTAL  ENHANCED DENTAL
Premiums Same as 2020 plan year; see below for rates by employee type Same as 2020 plan year; see below for rates by employee type
Deductible $50.00, applies to Type B and Type C Services (primary and major restorative services); dental services are listed on the Dental Plan Options Comparison Chart $50.00, applies to Type B and Type C Services (primary and major restorative services); dental services are listed on the Dental Plan Options Comparison Chart
Annual Maximum Benefit $1,000.00 per person $2,000.00 per person
Complex Restorative Services Plan pays 50% of eligible expenses for in-network Plan pays 60% of eligible expenses for in-network
Routine and Preventive Care Plan pays 100% for in-network for in-network Plan pays 100% for in-network for in-network

UVA Dental Plan Eligibility

The following information is general eligibility for both UVA Dental Plan options.

  • Employees

    To be eligible for a UVA Dental Plan, you must be a full- or part-time UVA employee, regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours/week. To be eligible for dental coverage through UVA, you must be one of the following employee types:

    • Faculty
    • Classified Staff
    • Medical Center Team Members
    • Postdoctoral Research Associates
    • Senior Professional Research Staff
    • University Staff
    • Retiree (non-Medicare eligible)
    • Housestaff
    • Grant-funded Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Spouses

    To be added to your UVA Dental Plan, spouses must be legally recognized as a spouse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Children

    To be added to your UVA Dental Plan, children must be your biological, step, adopted, or foster child, or any child declared a dependent on your federal tax return for whom you are the legal guardian with permanent custody. You must be the legal guardian with permanent custody. Children are eligible to the end of the birth month in which they turn 26.

  • Adult Children with Disabilities

    If children are incapable of self-support, due to mental or physical disability, they can remain on your UVA dental plan beyond age 26 as long as the following requirements are met:

    • Required documentation is approved in advance by the benefits claims administrator before the dependent's 26th birthday.
    • They are unmarried.
    • They live with you 100% of the time.
    • They are declared a dependent on your federal tax return.

     

UVA Dental Plan Premiums

Beginning January 1, 2021, dental premiums for part-time Academic and Medical Center employees will be the same. 

  • Most part-time employees will see a reduction in the part-time premiums
  • Harmonizing part-time rates and eligibility removes some of the economic barriers in electing a part-time position, and levels the dental premiums for part-time employees throughout the University

Select your status to see premiums:

  • Faculty, University Staff, & Professional Research Staff

    You may choose from the Basic or Enhanced plans. The tables below show what you pay each month in premiums. Rates have not changed from 2020. See the Part-Time Employees section for part-time premiums.

    2021 Full-Time Monthly Premiums

    Dental Monthly Full-Time Rate - BASIC Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $1.00 $21.75 $22.75
    Employee + Child(ren) $2.00 $39.50 $41.50
    Employee + Spouse $4.00 $39.50 $43.50
    Family $7.25 $58.25 $65.50
    Dental Monthly Full-Time Rate - ENHANCED Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $10.50 $21.75 $32.25
    Employee + Child(ren) $24.75 $39.50 $64.25
    Employee + Spouse $29.00 $39.50 $68.50
    Family $49.75 $58.25 $108.00
  • Research Associates

    You may choose from the Basic or Enhanced plans. The tables below show what you pay each month in premiums. Rates have not changed from 2020. See the Part-Time Employees section for part-time premiums.

    2021 Full-Time Monthly Premiums

    Dental Monthly Full-Time Rate - BASIC Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $1.00 $21.75 $22.75
    Employee + Child(ren) $2.00 $39.50 $41.50
    Employee + Spouse $4.00 $39.50 $43.50
    Family $7.25 $58.25 $65.50
    Dental Monthly Full-Time Rate - ENHANCED Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $10.50 $21.75 $32.25
    Employee + Child(ren) $24.75 $39.50 $64.25
    Employee + Spouse $29.00 $39.50 $68.50
    Family $49.75 $58.25 $108.00
  • Classified Staff

    You may choose from the Basic or Enhanced plans. The tables below show what you pay each month in premiums. Rates have not changed from 2020. See the Part-Time Employees section for part-time premiums.

    2021 Full-Time Monthly Premiums

    Dental Monthly Full-Time Rate - BASIC Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $1.00 $21.75 $22.75
    Employee + Child(ren) $2.00 $39.50 $41.50
    Employee + Spouse $4.00 $39.50 $43.50
    Family $7.25 $58.25 $65.50
    Dental Monthly Full-Time Rate - ENHANCED Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $10.50 $21.75 $32.25
    Employee + Child(ren) $24.75 $39.50 $64.25
    Employee + Spouse $29.00 $39.50 $68.50
    Family $49.75 $58.25 $108.00
  • Medical Center Employees

    You may choose from the Basic or Enhanced plans. The tables below show what you pay each month in premiums. Rates have not changed from 2020. See the Part-Time Employees section for part-time premiums.

    2021 Full-Time Monthly Premiums

    Dental Monthly Full-Time Rate - BASIC Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $1.00 $21.75 $22.75
    Employee + Child(ren) $2.00 $39.50 $41.50
    Employee + Spouse $4.00 $39.50 $43.50
    Family $7.25 $58.25 $65.50
    Dental Monthly Full-Time Rate - ENHANCED Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $10.50 $21.75 $32.25
    Employee + Child(ren) $24.75 $39.50 $64.25
    Employee + Spouse $29.00 $39.50 $68.50
    Family $49.75 $58.25 $108.00
  • Housestaff

    You receive UVA Basic Dental option coverage at no cost. Dependent enrollment is not automatic, and must be done through Workday upon hire, with a qualified life event, or during the open enrollment period.

    UVA Dental Plan Monthly Rate - BASIC Employee Rate Employer Rate
    Employee $0 $22.75
    Employee + Child(ren) $0 $41.50
    Employee + Spouse $0 $43.50
    Family $0 $65.50
  • Postdoctoral Fellows

    You may choose to enroll in the Basic Dental option. Rates have not changed from 2020.

    UVA Dental Plan Monthly Rate - BASIC Total Rate
    Postdoc $22.75
    Postdoc + Child(ren) $41.50
    Postdoc + Spouse $43.50
    Family $65.50
  • Retirees

    You may choose from the Basic or Enhanced plans. The tables below show what you pay each month in premiums. Rates have not changed from 2020.

    Non-Medicare Eligible Plans Through UVA

    Plan Name BASIC ENHANCED
    Single $32.50 $43.00
    Retiree + Child(ren) $57.50 $84.75
    Retiree + Spouse $60.00 $89.25
    Family $91.25 $140.50

    Medicare-Supplement Plans Through Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield

    Rates below are from 2020. Read updates from the Department of Human Resources Management.

    Supplemental Plan Employee Rate
    Advantage 65 $273.00
    Advantage 65 + Dental/Vision $307.00
    Advantage 65 - Medical Only $170.00
    Advantage 65 - Medical Only + Dental/Vision $204.00
    Option II (Medicare Supplemental) $357.00
    Option II + Dental/Vision $391.00
  • Part-Time Employees

    Beginning January 1, 2021, premiums for part-time Academic and Medical Center employees will be the same.

    • Most part-time employees will see a reduction in the part-time premiums
    • Harmonizing part-time rates and eligibility removes some of the economic barriers in electing a part-time position, and levels the  UVA dental premiums for part-time employees throughout the University

    You may choose from the Basic or Enhanced plans. 

    Dental Monthly Part-Time Rate - BASIC Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $7.28 $15.47 $22.75
    Employee + Child(ren) $13.28 $28.22 $41.50
    Employee + Spouse $13.92 $29.58 $43.50
    Family $20.96 $44.54 $65.50
    Dental Monthly Part-Time Rate - ENHANCED Employee Rate Employer Rate Total Rate
    Employee $10.32 $21.93 $32.25
    Employee + Child(ren) $20.56 $43.69 $64.25
    Employee + Spouse $21.92 $46.58 $68.50
    Family $34.56 $73.44 $108.00

Enroll in Workday

  • To review and elect your benefits in Workday

    Please see the video below on the new Benefits Tiles system in Workday, which will apply both for Open Enrollment and for all benefits changes throughout the year. 

    A summary of how to review and elect your benefits in Workday is below:

    • Navigate to Workday.
    • In your Workday Inbox, click on the message titled "Open Enrollment Change: [Your Name] on 01/01/2022"; click on "Let's Get Started."
    • Open Enrollment in Workday this year is organized into "tiles" for each benefit; you will see two sections, one for Health Care and Accounts, and one for Insurance. Each section has multiple tiles. You will start with Health Care and Accounts.
    • You will have three edit options at the bottom of every tile:
      • Manage to make changes to a benefit you already have
      • Enroll to add a new benefit
      • View to see a benefit that is not editable in Workday (more on this further down)
    • Select a tile and choose the edit option for that tile.
    • Once you've selected or waived a benefit in the Health Care and Accounts section, click on Confirm and Continue -- this will take you to a separate window to select or waive eligible dependents for that benefit. Dependents previously enrolled who are eligible will show up automatically, you just need to select or waive each one of them.
    • Click Save to update the benefit tile. This does NOT submit your elections, it just saves the individual benefit tile details you've selected. 
    • Repeat the above process for all six Health Care and Accounts tiles.
    • One thing Workday doesn’t do in the new tile platform is give you a status update on which benefits you’ve touched. So, it would be a good idea to make a note as you complete them so you can track your progress.
    • Once you've completed the Health Care and Accounts section, move on to the Insurance section. You will see multiple tiles under Insurance.
    • Select a tile and choose the edit option for that tile.
    • Please note that some life insurance benefits are VIEWABLE in Workday but not changeable. Each of these tiles will direct you to where you need to go to make changes. Some of these changes may be outside of Workday.​
    • Once all your benefits have been reviewed and edited as needed, click on Review and Sign -- read the summary of what's you elected on that page, and attach any required documents such as birth certificate for new dependents.
    • Click on the I Accept box, then click on Submit to complete your Open Enrollment process.
    • Print this page or save it as a PDF.
    • Look for additional tasks in Workday for things such as spousal affidavits or HSA affidavits.​
  • If you Change Your Mind on an Open Enrollment Choice You Made and Open Enrollment Has Not Closed

    You can make changes to your elections as long as the Open Enrollment period is open, even after you have submitted your elections.

    1. From the Benefits app in Workday, click on Change Open Enrollment
    2. You will be making changes to what has been previously submitted. Any changes made will need to be resubmitted. If you do not resubmit, the changes will be deleted and the previous submission will remain in effect.
    3. Move through the same tiles to elect or waive coverage.
    4. Once changes are complete, electronically sign at the bottom of the last page and press the Submit button.
    5. Print the new confirmation of benefits elections.

Frequently Asked Questions

The open enrollment communications were plentiful and the Workday process was easy to follow. Please keep the same process in place for the next Open Enrollment in 2020. George Cullen, Contract Administrator for Construction, Facilities Management

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