Delta Dental Premiums Reduced for 2022

Lower-than-expected enrollee dental claims during the pandemic have resulted in a decrease in monthly dental premiums in 2022. This premium reduction is part of Delta Dental’s Pandemic Relief Program for 2022.

The 2022 monthly dental premiums shown below are effective Jan. 1, 2022. These premiums apply to more than 100,000 current dental plan enrollees effective Jan. 1, 2022, as well as new enrollees who join the plan with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2022, or later. Please note, the 2021 monthly premiums will remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2021.

No action is required by dental plan enrollees to receive the 2022 premium reduction. The benefit recipient’s January 2022 benefit payment will automatically reflect the reduced amount.

If you have questions about monthly premiums, please contact STRS Ohio toll-free at 888‑227‑7877 or email STRS Ohio. Please contact Delta Dental toll-free at 866-349-1286 with coverage questions.

Eligible Individuals Premiums Through Dec. 31, 2021 Premiums Effective Jan. 1, 2022 Decrease
Benefit Recipient $30.08 $29.48 $0.60
Other adult (includes spouse or disabled adult child $39.53 $38.74 $0.79
Children under age 26 $22.55 $22.10 $0.45

More news and information for STRS Ohio Health Care Program participants is available in the Health Care News section of the STRS Ohio website. Enrollees are encouraged to check it regularly.