Voluntary Student Dental Plan

The University of Minnesota is proud to provide the Voluntary Student Dental Plan (VSDP) to help you stay smiling.

The VSDP provides year-round dental care that's sure to keep your smile healthy and your wallet happy. The Office of Student Health Benefits has partnered with MetLife to provide this service, giving enrollees:

  • lower costs, approximately 15% to 45% less than the same or similar services at other dentists in their area;
  • freedom to choose from thousands of providers without being locked into one;
  • preventive dental care covered 100% at participating providers;
  • benefit of up to $1,000 per plan year, and more!

Spring enrollment deadline is February 2, 2017.

Plan Coverage Dates

Coverage Period Dates
2016-2017 coverage period September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017
2017 spring semester period February 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

The plan cannot be cancelled after the open enrollment period ends and coverage will remain through the plan year.

Plan Costs

Coverage Period Plan Cost
2016-2017 Academic Year $484.50

Plan members will see a charge of $242.25 (cost for half year) on their University bill once at the beginning of fall semester and once at the beginning of spring semester.

Graduate Assistants

You have dental coverage through the graduate assistant plan.

Questions? Contact Us.

Contact the Office of Student Health Benefits with any questions you have or to request a printed copy of the detailed plan brochures or forms.

Phone: 612-624-0627 or 1-800-232-9017
Fax: 612-626-5183 or 1-800-624-9881
E-mail: umshbo@umn.edu