From Taylor Libby:
Please see the information below regarding the upcoming open enrollment for State Health Plan Members. Open Enrollment does not start until October 1st but there are things employees can be doing now to prepare for the enrollment (such as completing the health assessment and looking at the changes to the plan options to determine what plan is best for you for the 2017 plan year). More information to come in the next few months!
Health Assessment Premium Credit Available Now for 2017
As the State Health Plan gears up for the 2017 open enrollment period (Oct. 1-31), plan participants may take action now to complete the health assessment premium credit activity for 2017. 80/20 and Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) members will receive a wellness premium credit for 2017 by completing the health assessment between now and the end of the annual enrollment period. Members are encouraged to complete this premium credit as soon as possible, and can access the health assessment by logging in to the My Personal Health Portal on the State Health Plan’s website. Instructions are attached.
Additional Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Funds for CDHP Members
Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) members have the opportunity to earn up to an additional $100 in the 2016 Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) by enrolling in the Health Engagement Program. The program has two components, Healthy Lifestyles – which includes working with a lifestyle coach and tracking physical activity or calories – and Positive Pursuits – which connects members who live with chronic medical conditions to health coaches. CDHP members can learn more and enroll in the program by logging in to the My Personal Health Portal on the State Health Plan’s website. Instructions are attached.
Upcoming Changes for 2017
The State Health Plan’s Board of Trustees recently approved changes for the 2017 plan year that will impact active plan members and non-Medicare retirees. Increases to the 80/20 and Traditional 70/30 deductible amounts are among the changes. During the 2017 open enrollment period, all members will be placed into the Traditional 70/30 Plan and must take action to enroll in the 80/20 or CDHP plan. The Traditional 70/30 Plan for active members (not retirees) will include only a tobacco attestation premium credit activity which, if completed, will reduce the employee-only premium to zero. In addition to the tobacco attestation and health assessment premium credits, 80/20 and CDHP members may further reduce their monthly cost by designating a primary care provider (PCP). More information about 2017 plan changes is available on the State Health Plan website.