State Health Plan News and Updates

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Keep Your Contact Information Current! 03/08/2021

It is important that the State Health Plan has your updated contact information so we can communicate with you on a regular basis about your health plan benefits. It is critical that you have a valid address, phone number and email address in the Plan’s enrollment system, eBenefits, to ensure you are receiving important health plan information in order for you to maximize your benefits all year long.

State Health Plan Board of Trustees Teleconference Notice 01/27/2021

State Health Plan Board of Trustees Meeting/Teleconference
Thursday, February 25, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Online via GoToWebinar
Click here to register/attend: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4240060296944251660

Click here to view the agenda.

If you wish to address the board at the meeting, please email Lorraine Munk by 5:00pm on Friday, Febrary 19, 2021.

State Health Plan Board of Trustees Teleconference Notice 12/08/2020

State Health Plan Board of Trustees Meeting/Teleconference
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Agenda

Online via GoToWebinar
Click here to register/attend: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5862854794377921551

If you wish to make a public comment, please email Lorraine Munk with your comment by 5:00pm on Friday, December 11th.

Joint Replacement Program Waives Deductibles for Many Procedures 09/22/2020

The State Health Plan is working with select high-quality orthopedic specialists to offer a new joint replacement program for eligible members in need of knee, hip or shoulder replacement surgery. The program simplifies the entire process – from pre-surgery consults and testing, to post-surgery follow-up and physical therapy, with one simple payment.

State Health Plan Board of Trustees Teleconference Notice 09/15/2020

State Health Plan Board of Trustees Meeting/Teleconference
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
11:00 a.m.

Agenda

Online via GoToWebinar
Click here to register/attend: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2785296459268181007

If you wish to make a public comment, please email Lorraine Munk with your comment by 5:00pm on Friday, September 18th.

Getting Your Prescriptions During Civil Unrest 06/03/2020

A declaration of emergency has been declared in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia. Demonstrations, vandalism, looting, and arson continue to affect some – although not most – local businesses, including pharmacy locations. The State Health Plan would like to make members aware that CVS Pharmacy is taking steps to ensure medication delivery in affected areas.

Medicare Advantage Plans Transition to Humana 05/27/2020

Planning is under way for the State Health Plan’s recently announced transition to Humana for the Medicare Advantage plans. This is not effective until January 1, 2021. Medicare Advantage members will continue their current benefits with UnitedHealthcare for the remainder of this year.

State Health Plan Awards Medicare Advantage Plan Contract to Humana 03/13/2020

State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, and the State Health Plan have announced that Humana has been awarded the contract for its Medicare Advantage Plan. The contract will provide Medicare Advantage products to the Plan’s Medicare-eligible members with services starting January 1, 2021.

State Health Plan Board Approves Emergency Authority to Respond to COVID-19 03/13/2020

State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, announced March 13, 2020, that the State Health Plan Board of Trustees authorized the Treasurer and executive administrator to take actions within their authority to preemptively address and quickly respond to COVID-19 for the benefit of Plan members without consultation with the Board. Click here for more information.

Attention State Health Plan UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Members 03/04/2020

This week, media outlets have reported that various anesthesiologists affiliated with American Anesthesiology of North Carolina, the Mednax-affiliated provider of anesthesia, pain management and critical care in the Triangle, will no longer be in-network under UnitedHealthcare.

This does not impact members on the State Health Plan's UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plans.