Dental Insurance

Penn State's Dental Plan is administered by United Concordia (also known as UCCI). You are able to obtain a list of participating dental providers outside of Centre County via the "Find a Dentist" feature on the UCCI home page.

  • Centre County - Select Nittany Dental network
  • All other areas - Select Concordia Advantage network

For additional information, you can contact UCCI directly at 800-423-8217.


Full-time faculty, staff, and technical service members are eligible to enroll in the Penn State Dental Plan. For information about spouse and dependent children eligibility, please see Dependent Eligibility.

Part-time faculty, staff, and technical service members are not eligible to participate in the Penn State Dental Plan.

Postdoctoral appointments: As per postdoctoral eligibility, the per-pay contribution rates follow the same premium schedule as the graduate student insurance dental benefits. For additional information regarding the benefits available to postdoctoral scholars, please contact or visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

If you or your dependents are no longer eligible for the dental plan, information will be mailed from Lifetime Benefit Solutions regarding continuing coverage under COBRA. Additional information regarding COBRA benefits can be found on our COBRA website.

Faculty, Staff, & Technical Services Premiums

2020 Faculty/Staff Premiums
United Concordia
Coverage Employee Biweekly Employee Monthly
Employee $2.31 $5.01
Family $7.91 $17.13
2020 Technical Service Premiums
United Concordia
Coverage Employee Biweekly Employee Monthly
Employee $2.57 $5.57
Family $8.78 $19.02

Payroll contributions are deducted based on the year of payroll issuance. For example, the first January bi-weekly payroll will be for hours worked in the prior year, but the deductions will be taken at the new rate since the paycheck is processed in the new year.

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