Dental Insurance

The College offers full-time exempt and non-exempt employees dental care under the EHA Blue Cross/Blue Shield Option 2 PPO dental plan that provides preventive, basic, and major restorative dental benefits.

Dental Providers: By using participating (in-network) dentists, you can save money on your dental care expenses.  Participating PPO dentists have agreed not to bill members for any charges above the BCBS benefit allowance, except for any insurance or charges for non-covered services, which are the member’s responsibility. To locate a PPO dentist, go to then click on "Member Services" and search the "Dental GRID" network.

In-Network Dental Benefits.  The Option 2 PPO dental plan provides the following coverage for eligible expenses when dental services are provided by an “in-network” dental provider.  Preventative and diagnostic dentistry (i.e., checkups, cleanings, x-rays) are covered at 100% with no deductible.  Maintenance and simple restorative dentistry (i.e., fillings, extractions, root canals) are covered at 75% after satisfying a $25 employee/$50 family calendar year deductible.  Complex restorative dentistry (i.e., crowns, bridges) are covered at 50% after satisfying a $25 employee/$50 family calendar year deductible.

Effective Date: New employees must enroll within 31 days of employment and coverage becomes effective the first of the month following the beginning date of employment. Under BCBS dental, children are covered until age 26.

BCBS Customer Service:  1-800-721-2583.


HR Contact: Julie Nohrenberg, 531-622-2232, or Karla Stoltenberg, 531-622-2235