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University System of Georgia Benefits

Dental insurance


The University System of Georgia (USG) has contracted with Delta Dental to provide dental insurance.

phone Delta Dental customer service: 800-521-2651

Premium payments
The employee pays 100% of the monthly insurance premium and the premium is deducted from your payroll check on a pre-tax basis. If you are paid on a bi-weekly basis, you pay 1/2 the monthly premium with the first and second checks of the month. See below for how to enroll and cover dependents.

Faculty please note: all faculty and staff who are paid on a ten-month payroll basis will have their premiums adjusted from January through May to include premiums needed for June and July coverage (i.e., January through May premiums will be higher).

TWO PLAN CHOICES
You may choose the "High" plan or the "Base" dental plan. The Base plan has lower premiums and coverage. Enroll or change your coverage using the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website. Select the UGA logo and use your MyID and password to log in.

View details about the 2017 dental plan, including rates, how to find a dentist, and how to view the Dental Summary Plan Document.

Clarification about the Delta Dental provider network

  • If your dentist is in the Delta Dentist network, you are covered at in-network rates regardless of whether you are in the USG “High” or “Base” plan.

  • When you are searching the Delta Dental dentist list, you’ll notice two reimbursement levels: Premier and PPO. FYI,

    Premier = higher reimbursement (by the insurance company) for the dentist

    PPO = greater savings for patients

  • If the dentist is listed as both Premier and PPO, you will receive the PPO savings

bullet  Enroll

If you wish to enroll in University System benefits, you must do so within 30 days of your employment date using the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website. Select the UGA logo and use your MyID and password to log in. If needed, you may also call the OneUSG Connect Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (1-844-587-4236).

If you do not enroll during the 30-day period, you must wait until the annual open enrollment period, unless you experience an IRS-approved life event change.

Covering dependents

You must provide supporting documentation in order to cover dependents on your dental plan. You may request to add dependents by using the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website. Select the UGA logo and use your MyID and password to log in. If needed, you may also call the OneUSG Connect Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (1-844-587-4236).

Continuation of benefits for non-active employees (COBRA)

Under certain circumstances, non-active University employees may be able to continue dental insurance. To enroll in COBRA, use the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website. Select the UGA logo and use your MyID and password to log in. If needed, you may also call the OneUSG Connect Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (1-844-587-4236).

If you have questions about your University System of Georgia benefits, you may visit the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website. Select the UGA logo and use your MyID and password to log in. If needed, you may also call the OneUSG Connect - Benefits Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (1-844-587-4236).

Revised 06.20.17