Retirees who are 65+ retain the same dental plan as when they were under 65, but the percentage of contribution toward the total premium changes. All 65+ retirees are responsible for paying 70% of the total premium for all benefits elected into retirement covering themselves and any eligible dependents, including Dental coverage.
Open Enrollment for Age 65+ Retirees and dependents is typically available each year between mid-October and early November, with a January 1 effective date. Please call the HR Service Center at 505-277-MyHR (6947) for more information.
Employees hired on or after July 1, 2015 are not eligible for UNM post-retirement medical and dental benefits.
For employees hired on or before June 30, 2015, and who are actively participating in VEBA, the University of New Mexico offers eligible 65+ retirees medical and dental benefits in addition to retirement benefits available under the ERA Defined Benefit plan, or the Alternative Retirement Plan. To access these benefits, a potential retiree must meet the criteria of University Administrative Policy 3600, Section 3.1, and meet VEBA participation and eligibility requirements.
Services Outside of New Mexico
Delta Dental is a nationwide insurance company. You may use any dental provider outside of NM that is contracted with Delta Dental. When using a provider outside of NM, the provider should contact the NM Delta Dental office to confirm your coverage, and the provider must submit the claims to the NM Delta Dental Office. Contact the Delta Dental office when accessing services outside of NM to insure proper coordination and processing of claims.
Delta Dental Contact Information
For additional information or questions, review the Delta Dental Benefit Booklet and/or the Delta Dental website,
or contact Delta Dental's Benefits Service Department below. The Delta Dental Benefits Service Department can provide coverage and pricing information and answer questions.
Please provide your UNM Banner Identification number, not your Social Security number, when using services at your dental provider or when speaking to Delta Dental.