Dental coverage

​Dental benefits through the Board of Pensions provide employees with coverage for a wide range of basic and major services, saving them money on dental care and helping to support overall health and well-being.

Dental care is an important component of well-being, and good oral health may prevent certain diseases. To help support the well-being of employees, the Board of Pensions partners with Aetna, a leading national provider, to offer dental coverage. You can choose to offer this coverage at little or no cost to your organization.

Coverage for services

Employees with dental coverage are 100 percent covered for preventive and diagnostic care, such as routine checkups and cleanings. They also have access to a wide range of other services at significantly reduced costs, including

  • basic services, such as fillings and simple extractions;
  • major services, such as prosthodontics, bridges, and crowns; and
  • orthodontic treatment for eligible dependent children.

Eligibility to participate

As an employer, dental coverage is a cost-effective way for you to maximize your benefits offerings. And there is no hourly work requirement for employees to participate, so you can offer it to employees working less than 20 hours per week. Read more details about eligibility for dental benefits.

Provider networks

Depending on where you're located, your employees may have access to one or both of these dental provider networks:

  • dental maintenance organization (DMO)
  • preferred provider organization (PPO)/passive PPO

The DMO costs less, while the PPO offers the flexibility to visit out-of-network providers. (Passive PPO is offered to participants in areas without reasonable access to PPO providers; benefits are not reduced if these participants use an out-of-network provider.) Insert your ZIP code into the Dental Benefit Rate Checker to determine dental options available in your area.

Read more details about the network options and services covered through the Dental Plan.


The following are the current monthly dental coverage costs. When you decide to offer dental coverage to your employees, you may, but are not required to, contribute toward the cost of the coverage.

For example, if you choose to contribute 50 percent toward the cost of Member + Spouse PPO/passive PPO dental coverage, you and the employee would each pay $37.72 per month, for a total of $75.44 per month.

Monthly costs ​ ​
  DMO PPO/passive PPO
Member-only $25.87 $36.95
Member & Spouse $52.79 $75.44
Member + Children $69.24 $97.37
Member + Family $96.79 $136.03

Read more details about coverage costs for members when using the benefit.

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For current employers

If you currently offer benefits through the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), you may elect this benefit when you update your Employer Agreement on Benefits Connect for the following year. Employer Agreements are usually available for updating beginning in July through October. 

For new employers

If you do not currently offer benefits through the Benefits Plan and would like to learn more about its features and how the Board of Pensions serves employers, call our Employer Services team at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN) to discuss how we can best meet your and your employees' needs.

About Aetna

The Board of Pension has partnered with Aetna for dental coverage for more than 20 years. Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified healthcare benefits companies, and serves approximately 12.7 million people with dental benefits.