Open Enrollment is Coming Soon! Are You Ready?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The State Health Plan will conduct Open Enrollment September 29-October 31, 2018.

You will receive a Decision Guide in the mail in September which will include information to help you choose the best plan for yourself and your family. Therefore, it is important to keep your address current! It is critical for your address to be accurate in eBenefits, the Plan’s enrollment system. It’s also important to inform your employing unit or the State Retirement Systems.

Here’s a quick overview of what actions you will need to take during Open Enrollment and some upcoming opportunities to learn more.

Active Employees
During Open Enrollment, ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED IN THE 70/30 PLAN, WHICH WILL HAVE AN $85 EMPLOYEE-ONLY PREMIUM.  MEMBERS CAN REDUCE THIS PREMIUM BY $60 DOWN TO A $25 EMPLOYEE-ONLY PREMIUM BY COMPLETING THE TOBACCO ATTESTATION. MEMBERS WHO WISH TO REDUCE THEIR MONTHLY PREMIUM BY COMPLETING THE TOBACCO ATTESTATION OR WHO WISH TO ENROLL IN THE 80/20 PLAN WILL NEED TO TAKE ACTION DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT.

Want to learn more? The State Health Plan will be hosting webinars in September and October for our active employees and Non-Medicare members regarding Open Enrollment.

Webinar Date Webinar Time
September 20, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
September 20, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
September 26, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 3, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 5, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
October 9, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 25, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 25, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Non-Medicare Members
ALL Non-Medicare MEMBERS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED IN THE 70/30 PLAN, WHICH WILL REMAIN PREMIUM FREE FOR SUBSCRIBER-ONLY COVERAGE. SUBSCRIBERS WHO WISH TO REDUCE THEIR MONTHLY PREMIUM BY COMPLETING THE TOBACCO ATTESTATION OR WISH TO ENROLL IN THE 80/20 PLAN WILL NEED TO TAKE ACTION DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT.
For your convenience, in addition to the webinars, a telephone town hall event is also scheduled for September 20 at 7 p.m. Register to attend here.

Medicare Primary Retiree Members
All Medicare retirees currently enrolled in the 70/30 Plan will be automatically enrolled into the UnitedHealthcare® (UHC) Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) Base Plan effective January 1, 2019. You will need to take action during Open Enrollment if you want to be enrolled in a different plan option.

If you are currently enrolled in a UnitedHealthcare® (UHC) Group Medicare Advantage Plan and are satisfied with that plan, you do NOT need to take any action during Open Enrollment, you will remain in the same plan.

Any current Medicare member not enrolled in Medicare Part B as of August 1, 2018, will NOT be automatically enrolled into the UHC Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) Base for January 1, 2019.

For your convenience, the Plan will be hosting Open Enrollment Outreach Events for Medicare retiree members across the state in September and October. Please RSVP by calling 866-720-0114, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or click below to RSVP online. Plan to attend a session near you and register early as seating will be limited. Click here to download a complete listing of events.

In addition, telephone town hall events are also scheduled for September. View the schedule and register to attend here.