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Dental Plans

FOR ALL HEALTH PLANS: annual deductibles, plan maximums, etc., are based upon a calendar year.

To contact CIGNA Dental call 1-800-CIGNA24

As of July 1, 2017, dependent coverage eligibility under the dental plans will mirror coverage under the medical/vision plan. A dependent will be covered under the dental plans until the end of the calendar year in which he/she turns age 26. The University Benefits office will no longer verify full-time student status for these dependents. When dependents age off the plan at age 26, they will be offered the opportunity to continue dental coverage on COBRA.

CIGNA Dental DHMO

CIGNA Dental PPO


Pace offers two dental plan options through CIGNA Dental

CIGNA Dental DHMO

The CIGNA Dental DHMO plan offers in-network only coverage. This plan is available in 38 states.

Enrollment in the plan requires the election of a Primary Care Dentist within the CIGNA Dental Care Network. Referrals must be obtained from your Primary Care Dentist in order to see a specialist.

An ID card will be issued for this plan. Typically, a participant will receive only one ID card with all dependents, if applicable, listed.

Please visit www.mycigna.com or contact CIGNA Customer Service, at 1-800-CIGNA24, to find an in-network provider.

If you wish to change your Primary Care Dentist, you must contact CIGNA prior to visiting another dentist, even if he/she participates in the CIGNA Dental Care Network.

Note: Annual deductibles, plan maximums, etc. are based upon a calendar year.

Current Premiums for Dental DHMO

Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018:

Semi-Monthly Dental Plan Rates (Per Paycheck):

Dental Plan: CIGNA Dental DHMO
Individual: $5.46
Individual + 1: $14.00
Family: $28.08


CIGNA Dental PPO

The Cigna Dental PPO plan has three tiers of coverage: DPPO Advantage, DPPO and out-of-network coverage.

Providers in the CIGNA DPPO Advantage and DPPO are considered to be in-network for this plan. As such, the DPPO Advantage and DPPO plans are based on negotiated rates with Cigna and you should not be balance billed from the dentist. However, the out-of-network plan is based on reasonable and customary allowances and you are subject to being balance billed by the dentist.

The Cigna DPPO Advantage plan has higher level of benefits when utilizing an Advantage PPO dentist including a higher annual maximum of a $2,000 per person (based on a calendar year). For both the DPPO and out-of-network providers, there is a $1,500 maximum annual benefit per person (based on a calendar year).

There is no ID card for this plan. Claim forms, for out-of-network services, are available on the Human Resources web page under Forms (please click here to access the CIGNA Dental PPO Claim Form).

Please visit http://www.cigna.com (or http://www.mycigna.com, for those already enrolled) to search for an in-network provider in your area. You may also contact CIGNA Customer Service, at 1-800-CIGNA24, for assistance.

Please Note: Annual deductibles, plan maximums, etc. are based upon a calendar year.

Current Premiums for Dental PPO

Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018:

Semi-Monthly Dental Plan Rates (Per Paycheck):

Dental Plan: CIGNA Dental PPO

Individual: $13.95

Individual + 1: $45.90

Family: $75.23

Please Note: Annual deductibles, plan maximums, etc. are based upon a calendar year.