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The University of Arkansas Dental Plan is self-insured and self-funded. Delta Dental of Arkansas is the third party administrator and processes claims.
Our dental plan is a preventive plan. It is designed to assist you in maintaining good oral health. Twice-a-year checkups and cleanings are covered in full. The plan has a $50 deductible for other services that are covered at either 80% (restorative care) or 50% (major care). $1,500 is the maximum annual benefit per person, although there is a carryover benefit that could increase this to $3,000. Our plan does not cover orthodontia.
Who can I cover?
You can cover your spouse as legally recognized by the State of Arkansas. You can also cover your children until their 26th birthday. You can wait and add your newborn when they have teeth, and before they reach age 3. However, if you pre-tax your dental premium deduction as most employees do, be sure to add your toddler effective January 1 of the new tax year before they reach age 3. Or contact our office when your child turns two and we’ll help you determine the best time to add them.
What does it cost?
Your premium cost is based on on the percent of time you work and the family members you are covering. UAMS pays half of the premium for full-time employees.
How do I enroll?
New employees may enroll within their first 30 days by completing an enrollment form at orientation. There is a waiting period before coverage takes effect. Once you enroll and complete the required forms, coverage takes effect the first of the following month.
Current employees may enroll when the University opens an open enrollment period. However, annual open enrollments are not guaranteed.
If you experience a qualifying event, you may have a special 30-day window to make changes to your coverage.
How do I file a claim?
Show your dental card to your provider and they will file the claim for you. Use manual claim forms only if you did not have your insurance card and paid your dental bill up front. An administrative fee may be added to manual claims.
What else do I need to know?
You can review your benefits and check your claim status by logging in as a subscriber at Delta Dental’s website.
Benefit plan information on these web pages is in a summary format and is not intended to replace actual plan documents. UAMS reserves the right to amend or terminate all or any part of any benefit plan.