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Dental Benefits

Renaissance Tower - 1201 Elm Street, 23rd Floor, Suite 2300-B, Dallas, TX 75270
Telephone: (214) 653-7638 • Fax: (214) 653-7608

Note:  Dental coverage is optional; employees can choose not to elect dental.

The information below is a summary of the dental benefits provided to full time employees. Dallas County participates in The Public Employees Benefits Cooperative (PEBC) along with other city and county agencies. Employees can choose from the Cigna DHMO Dental Plan or the Cigna PPO Dental Plan with access in-network and out-of-network benefits. Benefits are available to full time employees only. Dental coverage begins on the 1st day of the month after you complete 30 consecutive calendar days of active employment as a regular, full-time employee.

The 30-day waiting period is measured from your Hire Date, which is defined as the date you actively begin working for Dallas County on an active, full-time basis.

For example,
if your first day of regular, active employment is January 15th, you will be eligible for dental coverage on March 1st. If your first day of regular, active employment is February 1st, you will be eligible for dental coverage under your selected plan on April 1st, because the month of February has less than 30 days.

To be eligible, you must meet these requirements:

  • You must be a regular full-time employee
  • You must continue to be actively employed (working 40 hours or more a week); and
  • You must complete the enrollment process within 14 days of your Hire Date or by the Annual Enrollment deadline. (Note: The annual open enrollment period is the month of November).

  Dental coverage is optional; employees can choose not to elect dental.

Dental Coverage:
Bi-weekly rates are deducted from 26 paychecks only on a pre-tax basis as follows:

Dental Plan Rates (per pay period)

Dental Plan OptionEmployee OnlyEmployee Plus SpouseEmployee Plus Child(ren)Employee Plus Family
Cigna DHMO Dental Plan$ 5.80$ 9.88$ 13.04$ 16.66
Cigna PPO Dental Plan$ 15.84$ 29.28$ 36.41$ 50.67

Helpful Information on the Dental Plan:

For additional information about selecting a dentist, dental services, preventive care, and all other benefits, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Cooperative (PEBC) website at www.pebcinfo.com or www.cigna.com. You will be able to login to myCigna.com on and after January 1, 2019.

If you have specific questions about your benefits, please contact the Human Resources Department at (214) 653-6579 or (214) 653-6161.