In addition to the health insurance coverage offered, beginning in 2009, the College negotiated for an optional fully-insured dental PPO benefit plan provided by United HealthCare Insurance Company. The optional Dental PPO Plan is intended for students who have higher dental needs or who want a higher level of coverage than is offered for dental care by the included UnitedHealth Allies discount card program. The optional Dental PPO Plan provides 100% coverage for preventive & diagnostic services and 80% coverage for basic services and 50% coverage for major services (for Preferred Providers, reduced benefits for non-network providers). There is a $50 annual plan deductible for basic and major services (annual plan deductible does not apply to preventive & diagnostic services). The annual maximum is $750 per person per plan year.
Students are not required to purchase the optional Dental PPO Plan because it is offered on a voluntary basis to W&M students. Students may choose to enroll in the voluntary dental PPO plan even if you do not enroll in the College-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. Students and their dependents may enroll in the Dental PPO Plan either semi-annually or annually and must do so directly with UnitedHealthcare StudentResources either by enrolling online or by sending the mail-in Dental Enrollment Form and premium payment directly to the insurance company. The '13-'14 annual student premium is $554.04.
For specific information about the College-sponsored UnitedHealthcare Options PPO Dental Plan, view the 2013-2014 Dental Schedule of Benefits. You may access the UHC Dental website to search for a dentist who participates with UHC Dental Options PPO. Insured students may login to myUHC Dental to access your plan and claims information. You may also call UnitedHealthcare Dental Customer Service at (877) 816-3596 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Eastern time.