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Optional Dental and Vision Plans Available

Modified: February 2, 2017

This year, Northwestern contracted with Delta Dental of Illinois to offer optional dental and vision insurance plans to all registered students. Open enrollment for 6-month plans began February 1, providing coverage March 1-August 31, 2017. Please note TGS does not provide a subsidy for these plans.

You may purchase an optional dental and/or vision plan irrespective of whether you have NU-SHIP coverage or alternate health insurance. The deadline to enroll is Friday, March 31.

Dental Coverage Options:

  • A dental PPO, with wide access to dental providers. Preventive and diagnostic services are covered at 100%, and basic/major restorative services are subject to a $50 deductible. This plan has an annual maximum benefit of $1,500.
  • A dental HMO, which requires selection of a primary dentist. Preventive and diagnostic services are covered at 100%, with no deductibles or annual maximums on coverage. Costs are defined for specific services, so you can plan your dental needs appropriately.

Vision Coverage Options:

  • DeltaVision Select, a vision PPO plan, offers wide access to vision providers (via the EyeMed network), and provides benefits for eye examinations, frames, lenses or contacts.

Details on benefits and costs for all plans can be found here.

How Do I Enroll?

Enrollment and payment for these plans is supported by Benefits Partners Financial Group. For any questions or problems with enrollment, please contact 877.247.8817.

Note:  Students enrolled in the NU-SHIP may access discounted vision services with EyeMed providers. They also may purchase Aetna’s “Vital Savings for Dental” option, at an annual $25 cost, which provides discounted dental services. For more information, click on the “For Members” tab on Aetna’s site for Northwestern students.

Do you have questions or need assistance?

For additional information about optional dental and vision plans, please see the Northwestern Student Health Insurance website, or contact us by email or by phone at 847.491.3621 (Evanston campus) / 312.503.1242 (Chicago campus).