Dental & Vision

dental and vision benefits

The University System of Georgia and Georgia Tech offer a choice of three dental plans and one vision plan.

Dental Coverage

dental coverage benefits
  • 3 Dental Plans available
  • Orthodontia coverage available

Vision Coverage

vision coverage plans
  • EyeMed provider network includes top national retail chains.
  • Most employees have access to local, in-network providers.

Dental Coverage

The three dental plans offer network dentists to help minimize your out-of-pocket dental expenses. You will see that each plan covers preventative services like routine checkups and cleanings, as well as basic and major services. However, there are important differences in annual benefit maximums, orthodontia coverage levels, and the percentage of payment for major services, so be sure to compare your options and choose the best fit for your needs and budget.

  • Eligibility & Effective Date of Coverage
    Regular, full-time/part-time faculty or staff who work at least 30 hours per week are eligible for dental coverage on the first day of the month following submission of the New Hire Enrollment Form.
  • Cost
    The cost of dental coverage is paid entirely by you on a pre-tax basis. See the 2017 rates
  • Changes to Your Election
    Due to restrictions imposed by Section 125 of the IRS code, after you make enrollment decisions during your initial eligibility or open enrollment, you cannot make changes during the remainder of the plan year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31) unless a qualifying change in family status occurs. Please see the Family Status Change section for more information.

Vision Coverage

The EyeMed provider network includes top national retail chains, such as LensCrafters®, Sears OpticalSM, Target Optical®, JCPenney Optical® and many Pearle Vision® locations. Most employees have access to local, in-network providers.

  • Eligibility and Effective Date of Coverage
    Regular, full-time/part-time faculty or staff who work at least 30 hours per week are eligible for vision coverage on the first day of the month following enrollment in the plan.
  • Cost
    The cost for vision coverage is paid entirely by you on a pre-tax basis. Click here for the 2017 rates
  • Changes to Your Election
    Due to restrictions imposed by section 125 of the IRS code, after you make enrollment decisions during your initial eligibility or open enrollment, you cannot make changes during the remainder of the plan year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31) unless a qualifying change in family status occurs. Please see the Family Status Change section for more information.