STATE DENTAL and vision plans, like medical plans (see article above), also will have associated cost changes.
MONTHLY DENTAL premiums (not changing this year) for employees are $11; the addition of one dependent increases the monthly premium to $17, while an employee with two or more dependents pays $19.50.
THE ANNUAL dental deductible increases from $125 to $150. The maximum annual in-network benefit remains at $2,500 and the annual maximum for in-network orthodontia remains $2,000. Benefits for out-of-network services have decreased by $500.
EMPLOYEE COSTS for vision eye exams, lenses, and standard frames have doubled from $10 to $20.