Dental Insurance


Regular full-time faculty and staff 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 and staff members are not eligible to participate in the Penn State Dental Plan.

Postdoctoral Scholars: As per postdoctoral scholar 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.

  • When you use a UCCI network provider, you will maximize your benefits. UCCI contracts with dental care professionals to provide quality services at a discounted rate.
  • When you use an out-of-network provider, UCCI pays a maximum allowable charge based on the in-network contracted amount. Charges that exceed the maximum allowable charges are your responsibility.

You can find a list of participating providers outside of Centre County by visiting the UCCI website, and selecting "Advantage Plus" for the network, or by contacting United Concordia's toll-free number (800) 423-8217. If you are trying to locate a participating provider in Centre County, please view the Nittany Dental Network provider list.

After your dependent child is no longer eligible, your dependent child will receive information from Lifetime Benefit Solutions regarding continuing benefits under COBRA. Additional information regarding COBRA benefits can be found on our COBRA website.

Faculty & Staff Premiums

2018 Premiums
United Concordia
Coverage Employee Biweekly Employee Monthly
Employee $2.63 $5.70
Family $8.98 $19.46

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