UnitedHealthcare Dental PPO


Georgetown University retirees have access to a voluntary dental benefit sponsored by Georgetown University and insured by UnitedHealthcare.  You must participate in a Georgetown-sponsored medical plan in order to be eligible to participate in this dental plan, and you are responsible for paying the full cost of this benefit. When you enroll, you may choose from Employee Only, Employee + Spouse, or Family coverage, however dependents must also be enrolled in the retiree medical plan at the time of your retirement in order to be eligible for this plan.

The UnitedHealthcare dental plan is a PPO plan that allows you to go to the dentist of your choice and receive benefits.  For maximum benefits, you must receive services from a network dentist.  If you receive services from a non-network dentist, your out-of-pocket costs will be higher.  Regardless of whether you receive services from a network or non-network dentist, you’ll be reimbursed for all or part of your costs for covered procedures, up to a $1,500 calendar year maximum, after you have satisfied your deductible.

Benefit Summary – Click here to access a guide to covered services, exclusions and limitations under this plan.

Online resources – Click here to learn about myuhcdental.com, and how it can help you navigate your dental benefit. 

Finding a Dentist

Visit www.myuhcdental.com and select “Dentist Locator.”  When asked to select a plan, choose “Dental Options PPO.”

If your current dentist is not a participant in the UHC Dental Options PPO network, you may submit this nomination form to UnitedHealthcare.  A UHC representative will reach out to the dental office to see if they would like to join the network of participating providers.

2018 Monthly Cost 

You pay the full cost of this coverage, as shown below:

  • Retiree Only             $38.62
  • Retiree + Spouse     $74.91
  • Retiree + Children  $74.91
  • Retiree + Family      $117.37
Payment Options 

Retiring faculty and staff who wish to participate in a Georgetown University-sponsored retiree dental plan, will be required to pay monthly premium contributions using one of the following options:

  1. Reduction from monthly Georgetown University Retirement Plan (GURP) annuity.
  2. Reduction from monthly TIAA annuity.
  3. Direct Debit (ACH) to Georgetown University 

Georgetown University partners with Secova to provide retirees with accurate and timely billing and enrollment services. Through Secova’s Georgetown University Benefits Center you may now set up automated monthly payments for your medical and dental premiums – eliminating the need to write and mail checks. Premium amounts will be automatically transferred from your checking or savings account through a secure Automated Clearing House (ACH) network.

To participate in direct debit:

Georgetown University Benefits Center (Secova)
3090 Bristol Street, Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
By Fax: 1-877-511-8147