Annual Benefits Enrollment for 2019 has ended.

However, you may switch from the Select plan to the Select Plus plan for your supplemental dental insurance until January 31, 2019. This may be of interest if you have learned that your dentist is in Delta Dental’s Premier network (not the PPO network). The Select plan uses the PPO network. The Select Plus plan uses the PPO and Premier networks. 

See the “Supplemental Dental Insurance Benefits” section below for additional information.

Updated: 01/17/2019

What is Annual Benefits Enrollment?

The Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period is an opportunity for eligible employees to enroll in or make changes to select benefit plans for the upcoming year.

This is the only time during the year when you are eligible to make benefit plan changes to most plans unless you have a qualifying life event (e.g. family or employment change) that allows you to change your benefits mid-year.

Changes made during this period will be effective January 1, 2019.

Important: This site contains information about benefit opportunities and changes for 2019 only. For information about current UW System benefits (2018), please visit the Employee Benefits Website.

For a list of benefits fairs, click here pdf .

ALEX Reminder

This is a reminder that ALEX is your personalized benefits counselor! ALEX explains your benefit options in plain English and helps you choose the plans that make the most sense for you and your family.

In an effort to help you better understand the benefits available to you through the UW System and make the Annual Benefits Enrollment period less stressful, UW System will continue to make ALEX available.

ALEX will ask you a series of questions to walk you through benefits offerings and suggest appropriate plans based on your answers. To go to the ALEX landing page and begin your ALEX conversation, click here.

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Supplemental Dental Insurance Benefits

Employees may select one of the supplemental dental insurance plans (in addition to Uniform Dental, if they are enrolled in State Group Health). To enroll in a supplemental dental insurance plan you are not required to enroll in Uniform Dental.

  • Delta Dental PPO – Select
  • Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier – Select Plus

To verify which Delta Dental network your dentist is in, go to the Delta Dental website, call Delta Dental at 800-236-3712 or call your dentist’s office directly.


Although the Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period has ended, the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is allowing participants to switch from the Select plan to the Select Plus plan until January 31, 2019. ETF is allowing this since the Delta Dental supplemental dental plans are new to all employees and they use different networks. The Select plan uses the PPO network and the Select Plus plan uses the PPO and Premier networks. Please check the network your dentist is participating in to determine if you should take advantage of this opportunity to switch plans. If so, complete and submit an enrollment form to your human resources office by January 31, 2019. Self Service will not be available for this change.

Dental Insurance Comparison

Uniform Dental
State Group Health Enrollees only
Delta Dental PPO
Select Plan
Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier
Select Plus Plan
Provider Network Delta Dental PPO & Delta Dental Premier Delta Dental PPO only Delta Dental PPO & Delta Dental Premier
Benefit Maximum $1,000 / person $1,000 / person $2,500 / person
Deductible None $100 / person $25 / person
Preventive 100% No coverage No coverage
Basic Services 100% for Fillings
80% for Anesthesia, Emergency Pain Relief, Periodontal Maintenance
No coverage,
except Anesthesia at 50%
No coverage,
except Anesthesia at 80%
Major Services No coverage 50% 60% or 80%
Orthodontia 50% up to $1,500 (lifetime maximum)
(to age 19)
No coverage 50% up to $1,500 (lifetime maximum)
(in addition to Uniform Dental)
(includes adult ortho)


Dental Insurance Rates

Employee Employee + Spouse Employee + Child(ren) Family
Uniform Dental* $3.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00
Select** $8.55 $17.10 $11.54 $20.52
Select Plus** $16.19 $32.38 $29.95 $49.38

Rates outlined above are for active employees.
*No change to the Uniform Dental rates for 2019.
**Select and Select Plus plan rates are significantly lower compared to 2018 supplemental dental plan options.

Forms & Publications

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