Anthem DentalBlue Dental Insurance - University of Wisconsin System Employee Benefits
This plan will end on December 31, 2012. Members wanting dental insurance for 2013 should consider enrolling in Dental Wisconsin during the Annual Benefit Enrollment Period that runs from October 8 - November 2, 2012.
Anthem DentalBlue is an optional dental plan for which you pay the entire premium (there is no employer contribution). Effective January 1, 2011, only classified employees represented by a union are eligible for coverage.
2012 Plan Information
You and your dependents must be enrolled for coverage prior to January 1, 2012. Newly added dependents during the year may be added to coverage within 30 days of the event (60 days for newborn or adopted children).
WRS annuitants must be covered under Anthem DentalBlue at the time of retirement to be eligible to maintain dental coverage indefinitely after retirement.
Enrollment is closed to new employees.
NOTE: Once enrolled, you must remain in this dental plan for the full calendar year unless employment terminates.
With the Dentacare HMO option, you must use the Dentacare HMO dental providers to receive benefits. You may change Dentacare centers twice per calendar year if you desire.
The Preferred PPO option allows you to see the dentist of your choice. However, your out-of-pocket costs will be lower if you select a dental provider who is affiliated with DentalBlue as you will receive a higher level of coverage.
Supplemental Plan is specifically designed
to wrap around your health plan's dental benefits. To
be eligible for the Supplemental Plan, your health plan
must provide routine diagnostic and
preventative coverage. If you change health plans and
your new health plan does not cover diagnostic and preventative
dental services, you must submit an application to cancel
your coverage or change to the Dentacare HMO or Preferred
PPO. The application must be submitted to your Staff
Benefits office within 30 days of your change in health
You can select the Dentacare HMO, Preferred PPO or the Supplemental Plan. The benefits vary between the options so consider the provider restrictions, office visit copayments, coverage levels and annual maximums of each option.
There is a 3-month waiting period before basic and major services are covered for new enrollees under the Preferred PPO or the Supplemental Plan.
Print the application and submit the completed application to your staff benefits office within 30 days of eligibility.
Upon termination, you may be able to continue your Anthem DentalBlue coverage. If you retire on an immediate Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) annuity or have 20 years of WRS service at termination, you and your covered family members may continue coverage indefinitely. You can request a continuation form from your staff benefits office.
This document was last revised on September 11, 2012