The Colleges provide a contributory dental PPO plan through Guardian. There are two levels of coverage available:

  • High Option
  • Low Option

Summary of Benefits

Guardian Dental Enrollment Form

Dental Claim Form - Aetna

Guardian Dental Claim - Guardian

You can pick any licensed dentist in their network or you can go outside the Guardian network. Either way, you'll enjoy no referrals and no need to choose a primary care dentist!

In-network or out? The choice is yours each time you need care. To save more, visit a network dentist. You will typically pay more if you visit a dentist outside the network.

Log on to Guardian's provider search directory at to select a participating dentist. Or you can call the Members Services number listed on your Guardian card.

Employees must enroll within 30 days of their date of hire or a qualified change in family status. Coverage is effective the first of the month following the later of the date of hire or the completion of the enrollment forms.

Make the most of your dental-insurance plan benefits

Please utilize the Guardian Member Website to:

  • Review who's covered on your plan
  • Find a dentist who participates in your network
  • Compare in- and out-of-networks cost for the most common dental procedures before you visit the dentist.
  • Check the status of your claim
  • Print a temporary or replacement Guardian dental ID card
  • Change your primary care dentist
  • Print your Health History Report - a summary of your dental visitis, tests and more
  • Link to health information online.
  • Communicate with Member Services

Other information:

An open enrollment period is held once each year, usually in the fall, during which employees may enroll or change coverage with no restrictions.

Upon termination of employment, options for continuing coverage will be offered in accordance with federal regulations.

For further details, contact Human Resources at ext. 3312.


The benefit plans summarized on these web pages are guidelines only. Every effort has been made to make these descriptions as brief, accurate and easy to understand as possible. Therefore, all details may not be described here. If there is a difference between the information in this publication and the official plan documents, the official plan documents will govern. In addition, the Colleges retain the right to supplement, modify, amend or eliminate benefit policies and plans. For more specific information, please contact the Office of Human Resources.


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