Regular employees may choose from the Delta Dental of Washington PPO, Delta Dental of Washington DeltaCare, or Willamette Dental Group dental plans. The County pays 100% of the monthly premiums for full-time employees working 35+ hours per week. Part-time employees working 20 - 34 hours per week are eligible, but will pay pro-rated premiums (PDF) based on their budgeted FTE. These plans are based on a plan year of April 1st through March 31st.
Please review the Dental Insurance Comparison Chart (PDF) to compare plan choices.
Delta Dental of WA PPO
This is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan, and you may visit any licensed dentist.
This plan has an incentive period that runs from April 1 to March 31 each year. The plan starts out by paying 70%, and increases 10% each successive incentive period in which a covered person obtains dental treatment - up to 100%. The payment level remains at 100% if you continue to utilize your benefits during each incentive period, or drop 10% each year if services are not used, to minimum of 70%.
Delta Dental of WA DeltaCare
This is a managed care dental plan, and you must visit a primary care dentist (PCD) from the DeltaCare network to manage all of your dental care needs.
You must select a PCD within 60 days of enrollment or Delta Dental will assign one to you. Requests to change your PCD must be made to Delta by the 20th of the month to be effective the 1st day of the following month. Delta can be contacted at 800-650-1583 for assistance with selecting or changing your PCD.
Willamette Dental Group
This is a managed care dental plan and you must receive care from a Willamette Dental Group dentist or specialist.
With a network of over 20 offices throughout Washington and an additional 27 in Oregon and Idaho, you're likely to find a team of highly trained, experienced dental care providers in your community.
Watch a quick video to learn more about Willamette Dental Group and their easy to use co-pay structure.