Dental Coverage


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Information below pertains to 2020 coverage options. If you are looking for plan information for 2019, please click here.

Overview

The State of Rhode Island offers eligible active employees three options for dental coverage—Anchor Dental, Anchor Dental Plus and Anchor Dental Platinum. All plans are administered by Delta Dental of Rhode Island. Coverage for participating employees is effective on the first day of state employment.

Review the Delta Dental FAQ, watch the following video, and click on the tabs below to learn more about your dental coverage options.


Coverage Details

Key Plan Features for 2020

Anchor Dental, Anchor Dental Plus and Anchor Dental Platinum all cover basic, restorative and major restorative services as well as orthodontia. All use the same Delta Dental network. Anchor Dental is a base plan, but Anchor Dental Plus and Anchor Dental Platinum are “buy-up” options that offer even greater coverage.

Under all three Anchor dental plans:

  • Dependents up to age 26 are eligible to enroll. No student certification required.
  • Sealants for children up to age 14 are covered 100%.
  • Periodontal services are part of the annual plan maximums.

New! The Delta Dental mobile app is now available for you to manage your Anchor dental plan on the go.

How Do the "Buy-Up" Options Work?

You can elect to pay a higher premium (co-share) to receive more dental coverage under one of the "buy-up" options, Anchor Dental Plus or Anchor Dental Premium. Keep in mind, however, that the State’s contribution towards the cost of your coverage is the same regardless of whether you elect the base or one of the buy-up options.

Both buy-up options have more covered services and may be worth considering if you or your dependent need additional dental services. For example, the Anchor Dental Platinum Plan provides orthodontia coverage for children and adults, and it also has coverage for implants.


Plan Comparison

Click on the chart below to see how Anchor Dental, Anchor Dental Plus and Anchor Dental Platinum compare across specific coverages.

2020 dental plans comparison

Plan Documents
Document What It Is
Delta Dental Booklet Tips on how to utilize your Delta Dental Plan How Your Delta Dental PPO Plan Works
Delta Dental FAQ FAQs about your Delta Dental plan, including examples of orthodontic payment calculation and how does the annual maximum work Delta Dental FAQ
Coordination of Benefits A brief overview of how plan coverage works when someone has dual coverage. Delta Dental Coordination of Benefits

Need Help Choosing Your Plan?

Visit the Decision Support page for tools such as ALEX®, the State Employee Benefits Guide and benefits videos & presentations that can help you better understand your plan options and make the best choice for you and your family.

Talk to ALEX
NEW! Delta Dental Mobile App

Download the Delta Dental mobile app for easy access to your benefits, coverage, claims, mobile ID card and more in the palm of your hand. You can also use the Find a Dentist tool to find a dentist near you.

  • The mobile app is available for both IOS (Apple) and Android devices. To download the app on your device, visit the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) and search for Delta Dental.
  • If you’re a Delta Dental subscriber, log in using the username and password you would normally use to log in to the Delta Dental website. If you don’t have an online account yet, you can register at www.deltadentalri.com.

Chewsi

The State offers Chewsi dental to its employees for savings on dental care that may not be covered by traditional dental insurance. Chewsi is a free dental app that helps employees and their families save money on out-of-pocket dental care. The app works for all procedures. There are no limits, maximums, exclusions or claim forms to complete.

Chewsi

Use Chewsi when:

  • You or a family member need or want a dental service that isn’t covered by your dental plan, such as sealants for children, bridges, dentures and implants, teeth whitening, adult orthodontic care, night guards and more
  • You or a family member has exceeded the plan year maximum, but need additional care
  • You or a family member (such as dependents over age 19 who are not full-time students, or part-time employees) do not have access to insurance

There is no cost or payroll deduction to use the app. Download Chewsi in the App Store or Google Play. Visit www.chewsidental.com to learn more.

Any State employee that satisfies all of the following criteria is eligible to enroll:

The following dependents are also eligible for enrollment:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
    • Imputed Income
      Pursuant to federal guidance, under the State employee health plan the fair market value of any health coverage extended to a domestic partner will be imputed to you as income on your paycheck. This imputed income would be added to the your federal taxable gross wages, State taxable gross wages and social security taxable wages. Additionally, any coverage provided to a domestic partner is paid for on an after-tax basis. You will have additional tax withholdings based on the imputed income and the increased taxable wages due to the reduction in pre-tax contribution. The amount of imputed income is generally around $200 per pay period for medical/prescription, dental and vision coverage, and the amount of the reduction in pre-tax contribution is generally around $100 for the same coverage. This means that you will have additional tax withholdings based on approximately $300 per pay period. Generally, the additional tax withholdings will be in the same proportion as your normal tax withholdings are to your regular pay.
    • Marriage
      If you and your domestic partner get married, it is YOUR responsibility to inform the Office of Employee Benefits in writing immediately. Your failure to do so will prevent you from obtaining refunds of additional tax withholdings based on imputed income. The Office of Employee Benefits will not coordinate such refunds if it is not notified within 31 days of the date of the marriage.
    • Termination of domestic partnership
      If your domestic partnership ends, you will not be able to drop your domestic partner from your coverage until open enrollment (for effect January 1 of the following year) unless your domestic partner experiences a qualifying status change.
    • Addition of new domestic partner
      If you drop your domestic partner, you will not be able to add a new domestic partner for at least 6 months, assuming your new domestic partner meets all eligibility requirements.
  • Children* (Covered up to age 26)

* Children of domestic partners are not eligible unless they are also the natural/adopted child of the employee, or the employee has legal guardianship.

Enrollment periods

Employees may enroll in dental coverage during one of the following periods:

Enrollment process

Step 1: Do your research!

Step 2: Enroll in medical, dental and/or vision coverage online
Visit the Enrollment page for details on how to access the online enrollment system.

See below for 2020 premium rates—i.e., your co-share.

A co-share is the amount you must pay each pay period for health insurance. Co-shares vary by individual vs. family coverage, as well as by annual salary and full-time/part-time status. Co-shares listed here are for classified and unclassified State employees only. Non-classified union & non-union employees working in higher ed should refer to their college/university website (URI, RIC, CCRI) for their co-shares.


Bi-weekly co-share rates

› 26 Pay Period Classified & Unclassified Employees
Full-time employees
Individual Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $102,840 20% $3.15 $5.07 $7.78
$102,840 and above 25% $3.94 $5.86 $8.57
Family Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $53,498 15% $6.12 $11.09 $18.11
$53,498 to less than $102,840 20% $8.16 $13.13 $20.15
$102,840 and above 25% $10.20 $15.17 $22.19

Part-time employees***
Individual Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $96,937 20% $3.15 $5.07 $7.78
$96,937 and above 35% $5.51 $7.43 $10.14
Family Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $96,937 20% $8.16 $13.13 $20.15
$96,937 and above 35% $14.28 $19.25 $26.27

* Does not include overtime or other non-salary wages.
** Percent of health plan working rates.
*** If your scheduled work hours are fewer than the full hours specified for your position, you will be classified as a part-time employee. Your co-share amount is determined according to the full-time annual salary for your job specification, not your part-time wages actually earned.

› 20 Pay Period Employees
Full-time employees
Individual Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $102,840 20% $4.10 $6.59 $10.11
$102,840 and above 25% $5.12 $7.62 $11.14
Family Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $53,498 15% $7.96 $14.42 $23.54
$53,498 to less than $102,840 20% $10.61 $17.07 $26.20
$102,840 and above 25% $13.26 $19.72 $28.85

Part-time employees***
Individual Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $96,937 20% $4.10 $6.59 $10.11
$96,937 and above 35% $7.17 $9.66 $13.19
Family Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $96,937 20% $10.61 $17.07 $26.20
$96,937 and above 35% $18.57 $25.03 $34.15

* Does not include overtime or other non-salary wages.
** Percent of health plan working rates.
*** If your scheduled work hours are fewer than the full hours specified for your position, you will be classified as a part-time employee. Your co-share amount is determined according to the full-time annual salary for your job specification, not your part-time wages actually earned.

› RITA & State Police Command Staff
Full-time employees
Individual Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $103,349 20% $3.15 $5.07 $7.78
$103,349 and above 25% $3.94 $5.86 $8.57
Family Coverage
Annual Salary* Percentage** Anchor Dental Anchor Dental Plus Anchor Dental Platinum
Less than $53,763 15% $6.12 $11.09 $18.11
$53,763 to less than $103,349 20% $8.16 $13.13 $20.15
$103,349 and above 25% $10.20 $15.17 $22.19

* Does not include overtime or other non-salary wages.
** Percent of health plan working rates.



Printable Rate Tables—2020 Calendar Year

Co-share rates
Working rates (full plan costs)
ID Card
  • To print or order additional Delta Dental ID cards, please log in to your account at deltadentalri.com or call Delta Dental at 1-800-843-3582 for assistance.
  • NEW! Download the Delta Dental mobile app for easy access to your mobile ID card and more.
    • The mobile app is available for both IOS (Apple) and Android devices. To download, visit the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) and search for Delta Dental.
    • If you’re a Delta Dental subscriber, log in using the username and password you would normally use to log in to the Delta Dental website. If you don’t have an online account yet, you can register at www.deltadentalri.com.

If you haven't already, review the Delta Dental FAQ for answers to common questions about how your dental coverage works.

Please contact Delta Dental to find a participating dentist, print a replacement ID card, view claims history, or obtain other information regarding the state’s dental plan:

  • Visit www.deltadentalri.com
  • Call 1-800-843-3582
  • NEW! Download the Delta Dental mobile app for easy access to your benefits, coverage, claims, mobile ID card and more in the palm of your hand. You can also use the Find a Dentist tool to find a dentist near you.
    • The mobile app is available for both IOS (Apple) and Android devices. To download the app on your device, visit the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) and search for Delta Dental.
    • If you’re a Delta Dental subscriber, log in using the username and password you would normally use to log in to the Delta Dental website. If you don’t have an online account yet, you can register at www.deltadentalri.com.