By law, the State is required to competitively bid state employee and retiree health, pharmacy and dental plans every three to five years. The last time the dental plans were competitively bid was in 2009 and United Healthcare took over providing coverage under the Basic and Enhanced plans from the Anthem. This is the year for bidding on the company or companies to provide the coverage required by our contractual dental benefits. The questions and answers linked below cover the results of that competitive bidding. These results are effective July 1, 2014.