Members of the part-time faculty can elect to participate in the university's health care and dental care plans as long as they meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the collective bargaining agreement between The New School and ACT-UAW. A key criterion is that a part-time faculty member must have worked at the university for at least one academic year (August–May) before becoming eligible for health care and dental care plan coverage. Newly hired part-time faculty members are thus not eligible for coverage during the first year of their employment at the university. Please review the Benefits Eligibility Criteria Checklist for Academic Year 2012-2013 to determine whether you are eligible for health care and dental care coverage through the university.
The university offers dental care coverage with Delta Dental of New York. The plan offered is the DeltaCare USA (DHMO) Plan.
The DeltaCare USA (DHMO) Plan offers in-network coverage only. You must elect an in-network primary dentist when you enroll in the plan. This is the dentist you must see for your dental care services and for referrals to specialists. Please note that the in-network providers associated with this plan are in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania only. To search for in-network providers, go to www.deltadentalins.com and view the DeltaCare USA network. You can change your designated primary dentist at any time by calling Delta Dental at 800.422.4234. There is no plan deductible or maximum annual benefit on the DHMO plan. For more information on this plan, see the DeltaCare USA (DHMO) Information Summary and Benefit Description (PDF).