2019 Access Tufts Benefits for Post Doctoral Scholars
Post Doc Dental plan information is available at https://access.tufts.edu/2019-benefits-postdoctoral-scholars. Effective 9/1/2019, this benefit will no longer fall under SAHA and will roll under the HR Benefits Department instead.
Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier Plan – Voluntary Plan
Postdoctoral Scholars are eligible to participate in the voluntary Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier Plan. This plan includes in and out-of-network coverage for preventive care and for other basic and major restorative services.
If you choose to enroll in the voluntary dental plan as a new hire, you must enroll in benefits within 31 days of your date of hire using eServe. Your benefits will be effective on your date of hire. Payment for the plan is processed by Payroll Deduction. You may add eligible dependent(s): spouses, qualified same-sex domestic partners, and dependent family members. If you do not enroll within 31 days of your date of hire, participation in the benefit program will be limited to the next Annual Benefits Open Enrollment or if you experience a Qualified Status Change. Coverage will be renewed each policy year unless a change is made during Annual Benefits Open Enrollment or if you experience a Qualified Status Change.
2018 Individual Rate: $18.95 per pay period 2019 Individual Rate: same as 2018
2018 Family Rate: $49.27 per pay period 2019 Family Rate: same as 2018
Delta PPO Plus Premier Summary of Benefits
For questions regarding payroll deductions, please contact TSS@tufts.edu. Questions regarding specific plan benefits should be directed to Delta Dental at 800-872-0500 or www.deltadentalma.com.
Post Docs who are not on Payroll (POIs)
IMPORTANT: If a Post Doc is not on the Tufts University payroll and wants to enroll in the Delta Dental plan, TSS must provide the Postdoc with the Delta Dental Enrollment Form. The completed form must be returned to TSS and the Benefits group will work with Delta Dental to process the enrollment. Within 7-14 business days from completing the enrollment form, the Post Doc will receive a coupon/invoice in the mail from EBPA. The Post Doc will need to make payments to EBPA by sending a check, or via ACH. Payments must be made monthly, within 30 days of receiving the packet from EBPA to keep coverage active. Questions about this Direct Bill process can be directed to EBPA at 888-232-3203.