Dental Plans

The University of Chicago will continue to offer two dental plans through MetLife.  

PDF IconDownload the Dental Summary Plan Description for detailed information about the benefits available to you.

The University of Chicago offers a choice of two dental plans, the MetLife Dental PPO Plan and the MetLife Dental Copay Plan. Under either of the two plans, you are free to visit any licensed dentist you choose. However, you save money if you visit a preferred provider, also called a participating PDP (Preferred Dentist Program) dentist.  Although the plans utilize the same provider network (PDP Plus Network), your costs associated with the plans will vary.  You can compare the two plans to determine which one best suits your dental needs.

Cost of Coverage

You pay the premium for dental.  Your cost is based on:

  • The plan you choose;
  • The coverage level you choose (for example, employee or family)

Your cost is automatically deducted from your paycheck before income taxes are withheld. The premium may be adjusted each year.