Effective January 1, 2021, The Conference is introducing the Delta Dental Plan in place of Guardian Dental for retirees and half or ¾ time pastors (does not apply to active HealthFlex participant).

Delta Dental (not available for current HealthFlex participants)

The United Methodists of Greater New Jersey offers a voluntary dental plan with three options through Delta Dental:

  • DeltaCare (Prepaid DMO) Plan
  • Delta Dental  Preferred (PPO) High Plan
  • Delta Dental Preferred (PPO) Low Plan

Eligibility and Enrollment

Enrollment is available to any retiree, part time pastor,  or local church employee working part time, whose salary-paying unit has a bonafide association with the United Methodists of Greater New Jersey, or any church of the United Methodists of Greater New Jersey.

Child dependents are eligible for coverage until the end of the month in which they turn 26.

For enrollments and changes, please request an enrollment/change packet from Veronika Varga. Be sure to indicate your plan choice, Pre-Paid DMO, High PPO Plan, or Low PPO Plan on the enrollment form. Identification cards will be sent to the participant by the insurance company upon enrollment.

Enrollment must be completed during the first thirty-one (31) days of initial appointment/employment date. Late applicants (after the initial 31-day “window”) may enroll in the Plan during the annual open enrollment period in November of each year. The effective date for all plans in open enrollment is January 1st.

More Information

Once you’ve enrolled in a plan you can get more information about your plan, enrollment, claims and other information by going to the www.deltadentalnj.com website.

Payment of Premium

Dental insurance is a voluntary program and payment is the responsibility of the insured. Dental insurance premium bills are mailed to the insured two weeks prior to the start of each quarter.

  • First quarter: Bill date December 15. Payment due by January 1.
  • Second quarter: Bill date March 15. Payment due by April 1.
  • Third quarter: Bill date June 15. Payment due by July 1.
  • Fourth quarter: Bill date September 15. Payment due by October 1.

Where to send premium payments

Send premium payments by check payable to “GNJAC DENTAL” to:

United Methodists of Greater New Jersey
Dental Payment
205 Jumping Brook Road
Neptune, NJ 07753


For more information, please contact:

  • Alexa Taylor