Dental Insurance

  • There are two (2) types of dental coverage:

    • Single Plan—Self
    • Family Plan—Self and 1 or more family member(s)

    Dental Information

    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield is the dental coverage offered by BOCES.

    • The dental plan is a Closed Plan—meaning you must join within 30 days following your first day of work, or you may not have another opportunity to join.

    • Dental Insurance premiums are included on your Benefit Summaries.

    • Only Single or Family coverage is offered.

    • Children are covered up to age 26.

    • Dental coverages Do coordinate well! Having two dental plans is worth considering.

    • With a Participating Dentist, the plan pays 100% of cleanings, checkups and x-rays, and 50-60% of restorative care, such as fillings, root canals and bridge work.

    • To avoid an unexpected bill, it is recommended that employees obtain a pretreatment estimate for an extensive procedure.

    • Claim forms (if needed) are available in the Human Resources Office and on this page (below).

    • Deductions for Dental are taken on the second pay of each month. Deductions for July and August are taken on the last check of June.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • When is my insurance effective?

  • How often does my Dental deduction come out of my paycheck?

  • How can I find out if my Dentist participates in BOCES’ Dental Plan?

  • If I don’t enroll in Dental within 30 days of my hire date, can I enroll in the next Open Enrollment?

  • When do the rates change for insurance?

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