Dental Your voluntary dental coverage will end on the last day of the month in which you left the county unless you choose to continue coverage at your own expense. You can continue this coverage indefinitely. This is not the dental plan provided by AFSCME or Teamsters. Eligibility You must have county-sponsored dental insurance coverage activated by the date you leave the county. Cost If an employee meets the retiree health insurance program continuation standards, the current premium is paid by the employee. If an employee does not meet these program standards, the current premium plus a 2% administrative fee is paid by the employee. Coverage 121 Benefits will manage your dental insurance continuation. You may add dependents during the first 18 months of your continuation coverage if there is a qualifying event. After the first 18 months you are prohibited by Minnesota state law from adding them. You may remove dependents from your plan at the beginning of any month.