All full-time employees and some part-time employees (depending on bargaining unit) are eligible to participate in the CSEA Dutchess Dental Plan provided by Nassau BOCES. Under this plan, eligible employees may opt to use a participating provider from the approved directory of dentists.
Treatment by one of these providers does not require any claim forms and is covered in full up to the yearly maximum amount. Employees who choose a non-participating dentist, and are charged more than the amount listed in the Schedule of Allowances, must pay the difference. The charge for individual and family coverage is done as a monthly contribution through a payroll deduction. Information and rates are provided in new employee benefits kits or may be obtained from the Department of Human Resources.