Dental Insurance

If you have an urgent dental problem during the COVID-19 pandemic, United Concordia is now able to offer a solution where you can seek care from the safety of your home. Teledentistry will be covered by United Concordia during this pandemic. Please review the flyer below from United Concordia to learn how teledentistry works, apps that can be utilized for teledentistry service, and when to seek immediate care for a dental emergency. Please feel free to contact United Concordia directly at 800-423-8217 with further questions.

Your dental plan will cover PPE charges from May 1–September 30, 2020.

You can expect to see PPE listed on your dental claims and Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statement. Your dental plan will cover PPE charges from May 1–September 30, 2020. When you visit an in-network dentist, you won’t pay anything out-of-pocket for this added protection.

But, if you visit a non-network dentist, that dentist can balance bill you for PPE costs. Remember, you pay less at in-network dentists for the care you receive. If you need help finding an in-network dentist, simply use our online search tool at UnitedConcordia.com/Find-a-Dentist.

If, for some reason, you’re asked to pay for PPE upfront, just say that you’re a United Concordia Dental member and have coverage under your plan.

Teledentistry Coverage During COVID-19

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.

Eligibility

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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