VSEA Supplemental Dental Open Enrollment Will End May 14, 2021.
For VSEA members who are not currently enrolled in your union’s Northeast Delta Dental Supplemental Program, now is the time to join, during the open enrollment period for the 2021-2022 plan year. The VSEA supplemental program is designed to enhance your current State-provided 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 June 30, 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 annual coverage (July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022) for the member and their dependents.
Linked below 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 7/1/2021 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 (PDF) and Payroll Deduction Form (PDF) and return them to the Vermont State Employees’ Association, 155 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 or completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Friday, May 14, 2021. Please note that members can only join the plan during the open enrollment period. This means that if you are interested in joining, but do not submit the required paperwork prior to the May 14, 2021, 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 email@example.com.
Identification cards will be mailed to new enrollees in late June or early July 2021. The first bi-weekly deduction will be withheld from the June 3, 2021, paycheck for coverage starting July 2021. Bi-weekly deductions will continue thereafter until 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 Enrollment Form and Payroll Deduction Form and return them to VSEA no later than Friday, May 14, 2021.
- 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 June 3, 2021 paycheck for July 2021 coverage. Bi-weekly deductions will be withheld thereafter for the following month’s coverage.
- Employees agree to payroll deductions for the full cost of the plan for themselves and their dependents for the contract year of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
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