Dental Plan

Your dental plan covers your oral health from periodic teeth cleaning to restorative procedures through the Northeast Delta Dental network of dentists.

How much does it cost?

Employee contributions are made on a pre-tax basis.

2015 Employee Cost (per month) The College Pays (per month) Total Cost (per month)
Employee $8.00 $33.58 $41.58
Employee + Spouse/Partner $31.00 $50.42 $81.42
Employee + Child(ren) $31.00 $54.52 $85.52
Employee + Family $51.00 $71.89 $122.89


Am I eligible?

All regular benefits eligible employees working 20 or more hours per week can be part of the Dental Plan.  You have 60 days from your date of hire to enroll and coverage begins the 1st of the month following the date of you enroll.

What does it cover?

Bowdoin’s Dental Plan covers 100% of all diagnostic and preventive care such as:

  • A dentist evaluation and cleaning once in a six-month period
  • Periodic x-rays

The Plan will cover 80% of the costs (after a deductible of $50/individual or $150/family) if you need basic restorative procedures such as:

  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Root canal therapy
  • Periodontics

The plan covers 50% of major restorative dental work (after the deductible) including:

  • Crowns
  • Bridges

The combined calendar year year benefit limit is $1500 per person.

To see a summary of all services covered by the dental plan read the Bowdoin College Dental Summary Chart.

Northeast Delta Dental in-network providers complete all of the paperwork for you -- and Delta Dental pays your dentist directly.  To locate a Northeast Delta Dental in-network provider or obtain a claim form, please visit www.nedelta.com and select plan type Delta Dental Premier or Delta Dental PPO.

Northeast Delta Dental is Going Green in 2015

ID Cards:  Effective January 1, 2015 Northeast Delta Dental will issue an initial set of plastic ID cards to new primary subscribers only at the time of enrollment.  They will no longer issue replacement cards and any fut7ure name or plan changes will be reflected on the subscriber’s electronic ID card, which is available through their site at www.nedelta.com/Patients.  The ID card includes the primary subscriber’s name and ID number (the ID number is the same for all covered family members).  All a subscriber really needs to know is his or her subscriber ID to obtain services.  When a dental office calls or goes online to verify coverage, they also receive all the information needed to submit a claim.

Explanation of Benefit (EOB) Forms:  Subscribers may access electronic versions of their ID cards and EOBs using Northeast Delta Dental’s site at www.nedelta.com/Patients.  Subscribers who prefer to continue receiving hard copies of EOBs via standard mail may elect to do so on this site or by calling Delta Dental’s eligibility department at 1-603-223-1230.

Northeast Delta Dental
One Delta Drive
PO Box 2002
Concord, NH  03302-2002
1-800-832-5700

www.nedelta.com

Claim forms (available on the Northeast Delta Dental website)
Current Summary Plan Description