VSEA Supplemental Dental Open Enrollment is Here!

VSEA leadership is always looking for ways to provide members with benefits that go above and beyond our union’s primary purpose of contract negotiation and enforcement.

The VSEA Supplemental Dental Program gives VSEA members’ access to an enhanced dental plan not available anywhere else in the country. Please know that this program is only available to VSEA members. VSEA is pleased to announce that by popular demand we have added a second open enrollment period. This program is designed to enhance your State-administered dental insurance benefit.

VSEA is pleased to announce that by popular demand we have added a second open enrollment period. This program is designed to enhance your State-administered dental insurance benefit.

Northeast Delta Dental is our region’s largest dental-provider network, with 88% of all Vermont dentists participating in the Delta Dental Premier network, and 42% participation in the Delta Dental PPO network. Even with the vast majority of dentists participating, there are no restrictions on dentist selection. Patients can visit any dentist they choose and still receive benefits. Patients will receive the best dollar value from the program when receiving dental care from a Delta Dental PPO network provider and still enjoy savings and convenience when visiting a Delta Dental Premier provider.

This supplemental program is available to any VSEA member who has been employed by the State of Vermont in a benefit-eligible position for at least seven months (as of January 1, 2021) and who is currently enrolled in the State’s Northeast Delta Dental Plan. Employees who enroll in the program must agree to have money deducted from your paycheck each pay period to fund the coverage starting December 17, 2020, for the member and their dependents.

On this webpage is information about the supplemental program, as well as a benefit chart to provide you with details about coverage and the bi-weekly rates. The bi-weekly dental deduction rates, effective 7/1/2020 – 6/30/21 are:

One person – $10.16
Two –  $21.49
Family – $41.66

Any dependents you register for this program must also be listed as your dependents on the State-administered Northeast Delta Dental Plan. For example, if the State plan covers you and your spouse, the supplemental program must also cover you and your spouse. Simply put, the two plans must match.

If you would like to join the VSEA Supplemental Program, please complete the linked Delta Dental Enrollment and Payroll Deduction Forms (PDF) and return them to the Vermont State Employees’ Association, 155 State Street, Montpelier, VT  05602 or scan and email the form to vsea@vsea.orgno later than Monday, November 30, 2020. Please note that members can only join the plan during an open enrollment period. This means that if you are interested in joining, but do not submit the required paperwork prior to the November 30, 2020 deadline, you will not be able to join until the next open-enrollment period.

Be sure to fill in all the requested information on your form, including your exact date of hire (Item 2) and your current Northeast Delta Dental Plan identification policy number (Item 5). If all items are not complete, the form will not be processed. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact VSEA’s Supplemental Plan Administrator Amy Kinsell at akinsell@vsea.org.

Identification cards will be mailed to new enrollees. The first bi-weekly deduction will be withheld from the December 17, 2020 paycheck for coverage starting January 1, 2021. Bi-weekly deductions will continue thereafter until you decide to alter your coverage during the next enrollment period.

Please note that VSEA’s Supplemental Dental Program is intended to supplement the Northeast Delta Dental Program that is administered by the State of Vermont. Therefore, VSEA membership and enrollment in the State’s dental plan are mandatory requirements to join and to remain in the supplemental program (through the end of the contract year).

Please inform your dentist that you are enrolled in a Supplemental Dental Plan, and please provide him or her with your VSEA Supplemental Dental Group #7674-1000 and subscriber ID number when you visit.

If you have additional questions regarding the supplemental benefit or the provider network, please call Northeast Delta Dental Customer Service at 1-800-832-5700 or access the Patient Benefit “Look-Up” portion of their website at www.nedelta.com. Additional information on the Supplemental Dental program including the Dental Plan Description booklet is available here and on the VSEA website, www.vsea.org, under VSEA Insurance.

Things to remember when signing up for the VSEA Northeast Delta Dental Supplemental Dental Program:

  • This program must include the same dependents as are on your State Delta Dental Plan through your employer.
     
  • Complete both the linked Enrollment Form and Payroll Deduction Form and return them to VSEA no later than Monday, November 30, 2020.
     
  • Be sure to fill in all requested information, including the exact date of hire in item 2 and your NE Delta Dental Plan identification Policy number in item 5. If all items are not complete, the form will be returned to you.
     
  • The first bi-weekly deduction will be withheld from the December 17, 2020 paycheck for January 2021 coverage.  Bi-weekly deductions will be withheld thereafter for the following month’s coverage.

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Questions about this page?

Please contact VSEA HQ by emailing vsea@vsea.org or call 802-223-5247.