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Bupa Dental Plan

The benefits

Each benefit year (July to June) the following is covered:

The benefits don’t just benefit your dental hygiene, there’s also:

Be sure to check out the Bupa Membership Guide to view the full cover limits and the terms and conditions of the scheme. Please note that major dental and oral cancer treatment should be pre - authorised with Bupa.

How it works

Once you’re a member you have a choice of dentists to visit; your own or one located at a Bupa owned or approved dental centre.

Make your appointment to visit the dentist, making sure that if using a Bupa owned or approved dental centre you let them know you have Dental insurance with Bupa. Check out this video explaining Bupa’s approved network and dentist finder: https://youtu.be/9Uf94X3YKSU.

Make your claim online, by post or with Bupa’s no forms, no fuss claiming where available. Claims are paid straight into your bank account. Check out this video explaining Bupa’s no forms, no fuss, claiming available at participating Bupa centres: https://youtu.be/A6XfbdhYRMc.

The cost 

Plans start from just £9.48 per month, with increasing annual benefit limits based on the level you sign up to. Check out the table below for costs and our Bupa Membership Guide (pages 16-18) for detail about the annual limits.

Cover levelSingle cover (just you)Couple cover (you + partner/spouse)Single parent cover* (you + child/ren)Family cover* (you + partner/spouse + child/ren)
Core £9.48 £18.95 £18.95 £28.43
Level 1 £14.10 £28.20 £28.20 £42.30
Level 2 £21.50 £43.01 £43.01 £64.51
Level 3 £30.90 £61.80 £61.80 £92.70
Level 4 £43.60 £87.20 £87.20 £130.80

* Eligible dependent children are covered until they turn 25 or if they’re married. There is no limit to the number of eligible dependants.

How to join

Signing up is easy, simply use our Bupa Dental Form – application/amendment (MS Form).

Please read the benefit schedule before completing the form, which describes the key entitlements of the dental plan. Full terms and conditions of the contract are in the membership guide.

You can join the scheme within one month of working at the University of Southampton, or during our annual June membership window.

Once you’ve joined, payroll deductions will commence from the next available pay date, backdated where necessary to the start of your policy. Any dental treatment costs incurred before the commencement date of this insurance will not be eligible for reimbursement.

To find out more watch the webinar from our Virtual Benefits Fair webinar with Bupa.

Leaving the scheme

Should you leave the University, your membership in the Dental Plan will be cancelled with effect from your leaving date with payroll deductions ceasing accordingly. Whilst you cannot continue your University plan privately, Bupa do offer personal membership plans. Further information can be found at https://www.bupa.co.uk/dental/dental-insurance/dental-cover-20.

You may not amend or cancel your membership outside of our June membership window each year. However, should you undergo a ‘qualifying event’ as defined by the University of Southampton then changes may take place. Each case will be reviewed in isolation, please contact reward@soton.ac.uk for more details.

Protecting your data

The University's employee privacy notice explains how your personal data is shared with benefits providers for the purposes of administering your benefits membership (pages 6 and 7).  Should you have any queries about how your personal data is being used, please contact us via email at reward@soton.ac.uk.  To view Bupa’s privacy notice, please visit https://www.bupa.co.uk/legal-notices/privacy-and-cookies.

Bupa dental insurance is provided by Bupa Insurance Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 3956433. Bupa Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Arranged and administered by Bupa Insurance Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales No. 3829851. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London EC2R 7HJ © Bupa 2019.

The University’s dental plan is brokered by AJ Gallagher https://www.ajg.com/uk/employee-benefits-consulting/.

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