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Dental Insurance Coverage

Graduate Students with Waiver-generating Appointments

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides dental insurance for graduate students holding waiver-generating assistantship or fellowship appointments at no additional cost. To find out if your appointment qualifies, please consult the Graduate College Handbook.

New for 2022-2023, the dental insurance provider is UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR). 

Students with waiver-generating appointments are automatically enrolled in the custom plan upon the completion of their appointment papers. Please note the coverage start and end dates when scheduling dental appointments.

Coverage Periods

  • For students with a waiver-generating appointment beginning in the fall term, the coverage period begins on August 20, 2022, and ends on August 20, 2023.
  • Students with waiver-generating appointments beginning in the spring or summer term can be enrolled in the dental plan if they satisfy a qualifying life event as described in the plan.

Adding Dependents

  • Students with waiver-generating appointments who wish to add dependents (spouse, domestic partner, or children) must voluntarily enroll them via the Student Insurance website during the Enrollment/Change period in the fall (see section below).

Rates

  • The rate for a graduate student with a waiver-generating appointment is $0.
  • The annual rate to cover your family is $267.36.
     

Custom dental plan information

 

Students with Waiver-generating Appointments who wish to enroll Dependents

Students with waiver-generating appointments may also voluntarily enroll dependents (spouse, domestic partner, or children) for coverage in the custom plan.

  • FALL - the enrollment period is August 20, 2022, through October 4, 2022
  • SPRING - available with a qualifying life event as described in the plan
     

Go to the student insurance website

 

All Other Graduate and Undergraduate Students (and their Dependents)

All other graduate and undergraduate students can voluntarily enroll themselves and their dependants in the voluntary dental insurance plan by paying the annual premium. Students wishing to voluntarily enroll must do so during the Enrollment/Change Period via the UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR) website.

Enrollment/Change Period

  • FALL - the enrollment period is August 20, 2022, through October 4, 2022
  • SPRING - available with a qualifying life event as described in the plan

See information about the voluntary plan and how to enroll on the Student Insurance website.