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Dental Plans

(January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022)

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

To contact Aetna Dental call 1 (877) 238-6200.

Dependent coverage eligibility under the dental plans mirrors 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.

Pace offers two dental plan options through Aetna Dental

Aetna Dental DMO

The Aetna Dental DMO plan offers in-network only coverage.

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

ID cards, for the Aetna Dental DMO plan are virtual and can be accessed by logging into your account at Aetna’s website or via the Aetna Health Mobile App.

Please visit Aetna’s website or contact Aetna Concierge Services, 1 (833) 691-1359 (available from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. in all U.S. Time Zones) to find an in-network provider.

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

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

Current Premiums for Dental DMO

Effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022:

Semi-Monthly Dental Plan Rates (Per Paycheck):

Dental Plan: Aetna Dental DMO
Individual: $2.76
Individual + 1: $7.08
Family: $14.21

Aetna Dental PPO

The Aetna Dental PPO plan offers both in- and out-of-network coverage. Preventive services are covered at 100%. There is a digital ID card available for this plan, which can be accessed via the Aetna Health Mobile App or by logging into your Aetna account.

The Aetna Dental PPO plan offers an in-network annual (calendar year) maximum benefit of $2,000 per person and an out-of-network annual (calendar year) benefit maximum of $1,500 per person, once the annual deductible ($50 for an individual, $150 for a family) has been satisfied.

Claim forms, for out-of-network services, are available on the Human Resources web page under Forms - Aetna Dental PPO Claim Form (PDF).

Please visit Aetna’s website, or contact Aetna Concierge Services, 1 (833) 691-1359 (available from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. in all U.S. Time Zones), to find an in-network provider.

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

Current Premiums for Dental PPO

Effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022:

Semi-Monthly Dental Plan Rates (Per Paycheck):

Dental Plan: Aetna Dental PPO

Individual: $11.30

Individual + 1: $37.51

Family: $60.91

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