Dental - Active Employee

Dental - Active Employee
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 Plan Changes Effective September 1, 2014 

All of the benefits for both PPO plans ( the Standard plan and the enhanced Plus Plan) as well as the DeltaCare Dental HMO plan are staying the same. The UT SELECT Dental Plus plan will become self-funded by UT System, therefore members enrolled in this plan will now only get one explanation of benefits and one pre-determination. All of the plans have rate increases due to high utilization and new taxes as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

New Out-of-Pocket Rates for 2014-2015
PLAN Employee Employee & Spouse Employee & Child(ren) Employee & Family
UT SELECT Dental $32.40 $61.51 $67.80 $96.40
Dental Plus
$55.85 $106.06 $117.03 $166.74
Dental HMO
$8.89 $16.90 $18.68 $26.67


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UT SELECT Dental Handbook

UT SELECT Dental & Dental Plus Video

DeltaCare USA (Dental HMO) Video 

Your Dental Plan Options

Find a Dentist (Directory)

Delta Dental Website


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 Current Plan Information
Effective through August 31, 2014

Information below and to the right is for the current plan year. However, since there are no benefit changes, the new plan information will be the same.

UT Benefits and Delta Dental Insurance Company provide three plan options for employees and their families, two PPO Plans and one dental HMO plan.

Dental PPO Plans

UT Benefits offers two dental PPO plans for you to choose from based on the level of benefits your family needs. Both dental PPO plans allow you the freedom to choose from any licensed dentist although you will maximize your benefits when you use a Delta Dental DPO or Delta Premier network provider.

  • UT SELECT Dental Plan (Standard Dental PPO Plan) - good for standard dental insurance needs
  • UT SELECT Dental Plus Plan (Enhanced Dental PPO Plan) - greater benefits than the standard UT SELECT Dental Plan

Dental Plan Comparison Chart

Dental Service UT SELECT
Dental *
Dental Plus*
Service Area** Use any licensed dentist, but save with the Delta Dental DPO or Delta Premier networks
Deductible $25 Plan pays deductible
Maximum Annual Benefit
(per enrollee per plan year)
$1,250 $3000
Orthodontic Maximum Benefits (Lifetime) $1,250 $3000
Diagnostic & Preventive Services (D&P)
Exams, cleanings, x-rays, sealants
100% 100%
Basic Services
Fillings, stainless steel crowns
80% 100%
(root canals) Covered Under Basic Services
80% 100%
(periodontal scaling, Root planning, and treatment of gum disease. Covered Under Basic Services
80% 100%
Oral Surgery
Covered Under Basic Services
80% 100%
Major Services
Crowns, inlays, onlays and cast restorations, bridges and dentures
50% 80%
Orthodontic Benefits
Adults and dependent children
50% 80%

* Limitations may apply for some benefits; some services may be excluded from your plan. Reimbursement is based on Delta Dental contract allowances and not necessarily each dentist’s actual fees. Fees are based on DPO contracted fees for DPO dentists, Premier contracted fees for Premier dentists, and Premier contracted fees for non-Delta Dental dentists.
** Visit to locate a network provider.

DeltaCare USA Dental HMO Plan (Fully-Insured Dental HMO Plan)

Available in Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso, Galveston, Houston, San Antonio, Tyler, and part of the Valley. Plan eligibility is based on your zip code. Ask your benefits office if you are eligible to enroll in the DeltaCare Dental HMO. You must select and receive services from a DeltaCare plan dentist to use the benefits under this plan.

DeltaCare USA plans feature:

  • Set copayments.
  • No annual deductibles and no maximums for covered benefits.
  • Low out-of-pocket costs for many diagnostic and preventive services (such as professional cleanings and regular dental exams). © 2014 The University of Texas System.
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