Employees holding full-time positions are eligible for Group Dental Coverage. Initial enrollment takes place during new hire orientation, and coverage normally begins the first day of the month following the full-time hire date. For more information, refer to the Employment Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF).


The Benefits Summary (PDF) outlines what's covered by the dental plan and is also known as your Evidence of Coverage.


Dental PlanCity Contribution Per MonthEmployee Contribution Per Month
Employee Only$28$0
Employee + Dependent
(spouse or one child)

Making Changes

Changes may be made within 31 days of the qualifying event. Examples of qualifying events include marriage, divorce, birth, family member loss of coverage, and death.

What happens if you leave? 

If your last day worked is on or before the 15th, your coverage ends at midnight on the 15th. If your last day worked is the 16th or later, your coverage ends at midnight on the last day of the month.

Under the provisions of the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985, or COBRA, you and your covered family members may choose to continue dental coverage under the City's dental plan after your coverage is scheduled to end. You have 60 days from the date of your COBRA election notice to elect continued coverage. If you do not respond within the 60 days, your rights to continue coverage end.

Dental coverage eligibility in retirement is based on date of hire and years of service. To find out if you are eligible, refer to Chapter 4, "Benefits" of the Employment Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF).

Questions? Call Anthem Dental at Member Services at 833-592-9956 or visit the Anthem website. You may register and log in to Anthem Dental Complete Member Services for coverage summary, claims inquiry, ID cards, and dentist search.