Dental Insurance

There are two dental plans offered through the Diocesan Group. They are not related to any of the medical options. You may have dental coverage through the group without being enrolled in any of the medical options, or vice versa.
The monthly rates for the dental plans are as follows:

SingleSingle Plus OneFamily
202220222022
Basic Dental PPO – 50/150$54$97$151
Dental and Ortho PPO – 25/75$71$128$199

Enrollment Deadlines

You must enroll within 30 days of your date of hire. If you miss the enrollment deadline, the Medical Trust will affect your enrollment in the dental plan only on submission and approval of dental health statements.

Effective Date of Coverage

Your coverage will be effective on the first day of the first full month of your employment. If your hire date is July 1 (or the first working day in July), your coverage will be effective July 1. If your hire date is July 10, your coverage will be effective on August 1. The effective date of coverage is not up to the employer or the employee; it is based without exception on the employee’s date of hire.

Significant Life Changes

If you experience a significant life change during the year (e.g., marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, loss of spousal coverage), you may make changes to your dental coverage as long as:

  • you file the necessary paperwork within 30 days of the event
  • there is no break in coverage

For additional information and questions, contact Bill Potts (phone 602.254.0976), canon for finance & property.