Dental and Vision Insurance

Benefited Unit Employees

Dental insurance coverage provided benefitted employees differs by the bargaining unit representing an employee's position:

  • AFSCME and PSU/MTA: Dental and vision coverages are effective the first day of the month following 6 months of covered employment at no cost to the member. Coverage information is available from the plan administrator, MA Public Employees Fund.
  • USA/MTA and MSP/MTA : dental coverage is effective the first day of the month following 6 months of covered employment at no cost to the member. Coverage information is available from the plan administrator, Health Plans, Inc.
  • IBPO: dental insurance coverage information is available from the plan administrator, Insurance Administrators, Inc. (tel. 617-773.8947).
  • NEPBA: dental insurance coverage information is available from the plan administrator, Benefits Strategies.
  • GEO: dental, vision and wellness coverage information is available from the UAW Health and Welfare Trust Fund.
  • Post-Doctoral Employees:  dental, vision and wellness coverage information is available from the UAW Health and Welfare Trust Fund.

Benefitted, Non-Unit Employees

Coverage is effective the first day of the month following 60 days of covered employment. Employees who elect coverage contribute monthly for individual coverage, monthly for family coverage (via pre-tax payroll deduction). Coverage information is available in the Non-Unit Employee Health and Welfare Fund plan administrator, McKenzie & Company.

Non-Benefited Employees

The Commonwealth Connector is Massachusetts’ health and dental insurance marketplace (established under the federal Affordable Care Act) and provides options for Massachusetts residents to purchase health and dental insurance coverages and apply for federal premium subsidies to reduce the cost of coverage.