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Active Education Sessions start for SHBP Members

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September 19, 2014

 
Active Education Sessions Start Next Week!

The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) will kick off its Education Sessions for Active employees next week. If you haven’t already, please share the below Active and Pre-65 Retired Members Education Session schedule with your fellow state employees and encourage them to attend. These sessions will provide members with an opportunity to learn more about their 2015 Plan Options and take advantage of the SHBP’s vendors’ expertise.

Please note that there were some changes made to the Active and Pre-65 Retired Members Education Schedule that was released earlier this week. You will always find the most current version on the Department of Community Health website.

As a reminder, Open Enrollment begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday, October 27, 2014 and closes at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, November 14, 2014.

For more information:

If you have questions, you may call the SHBP Call Center 800-610-1863 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday.

DCH Board Approves 2015 State Health Benefit Plan Options

The Board of Community Health today voted to approve the 2015 member contribution rates and plan designs for the Georgia Department of Community Health’s State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), providing more choice in plan options for members next year. The Board’s vote today establishes the general framework of the plan options for next year, including member premiums. In the coming months, SHBP will work with the vendors to finalize the benefit offerings of each plan option.

“Throughout 2014, the Governor, the department, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, and the Board have listened to and heard the concerns of our members and providers regarding elements of the 2014 plan design and rates. Today the Board allows us to take another important step forward in providing the best possible array of vendors, plan options, and rates for our members. Next we will strive to clearly communicate and educate what is going to be available for 2015,” said DCH Commissioner Clyde 100 free adult chat rooms L. Reese III, Esq.”

On July 1, 2014, the filipino dating department announced its intent to expand the number of http://iineindia.com/totally-free-nude-web-cam-y7z3 vendors and types of plan designs in 2015. The Board’s vote establishes member contribution rates and solidifies that the following options will be available to SHBP members for the 2015 Plan Year:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) – statewide Gold, Silver, Bronze Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) (exclusively), statewide Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Medicare Advantage (standard and premium)
  • UnitedHealthcare (UHC) – statewide High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) (exclusively), statewide HMO, Medicare Advantage (standard and premium)
  • Kaiser Permanente (KP) – fully-insured HMO for SHBP members who live or work in the 27-county metro Atlanta service area

The current Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) contract with Express Scripts Inc. and the current Wellness contract with Healthways Inc. will be renewed for the 2015 plan year, and will provide benefits to members who choose to enroll in either BCBSGa or UHC.

To educate its members on the 2015 plan options, SHBP will conduct in-person and online member outreach on the plan options prior to and during the state’s Open Enrollment and Retiree Change Option Period. As information is developed, SHBP members can expect to receive details from their payroll location and online at: www.dch.georgia.gov/shbp.

Open Enrollment will be held October 27 – November 14, 2014, for the January 1, 2015, start date of the new plan year.

To view SHBP’s list of Frequently Asked Questions and other information from this meeting, visit www.dch.georgia.gov/shbp.

About web cams mi roads the Georgia Department of Community Health

Through effective planning, purchasing and oversight, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) provides access to affordable, quality health care to millions of Georgians, including some of the state’s uninsured and most vulnerable populations.

DCH is responsible for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids,® the State Health Benefit Plan, Healthcare Facility Regulation and Health Information Technology in Georgia.

Clyde L. Reese III, Esq., serves as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health.

To learn more about DCH and its dedication to A Healthy Georgia, visit www.dch.georgia.gov.
 

Georgia Department of Community Health Awards Health Plan Contracts

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The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has announced the additional vendors for the state’s health care coverage for state employees, teachers, school system employees, retirees and dependents during the 2015 Plan Year, which begins on January 1, 2015. Vendors were selected following the Invitation for Proposal (IFP) process, which began in April 2014.

United HealthCare has been selected to offer SHBP members the option of a statewide HMO, a statewide High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and a statewide Medicare Advantage option for retirees. Kaiser Permanente has been selected to offer SHBP members a fully insured, in-network-only plan in the metro Atlanta service area. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) remains a vendor for 2015 and will offer SHBP members the options one of three traditional Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) options (Gold, Silver or Bronze), statewide Medicare Advantage to retirees, and a statewide HMO option.

The current Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) contract with Express Scripts Inc. and the current Wellness contract with Healthways Inc. will be renewed for the 2015 plan year.

“The Department of Community Health has provided plan members with more new choices to find the health care plan that’s best for their families. We appreciate the cooperation of Blue Cross Blue Shield on contractual issues so that we can expand the number of options available to plan members,” said Governor Nathan Deal.

“We heard and listened to our members and providers concerns regarding the 2014 plan choices. We have worked to provide short-term relief this year. Today we announce the plan will offer more vendor and insurance option choices in the upcoming year. I am confident this enhanced package will benefit our members and plan providers around the state,” said DCH Commissioner Clyde L. Reese III, Esq.

SHBP is currently working to finalize the 2015 plan designs and 2015 premiums. As in previous years, the new plan designs and premiums will be presented to and voted on by the Board of Community Health in August 2014.

SHBP will conduct in-person and online member outreach and education on members’ plan options prior to and during the state’s Open Enrollment and Retiree Change Option Period. As information is developed, SHBP members can expect to receive information from their payroll location and made available online at: www.dch.georgia.gov/shbp.

Open Enrollment will be held October 27 – November 14, 2014, for the January 1, 2015, start date of the new plan year.

About the Georgia Department of Community Health

Through effective planning, purchasing and oversight, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) provides access to affordable, quality health care to millions of Georgians, including some of the state’s uninsured and most vulnerable populations.

DCH is responsible for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids,® the State Health Benefit Plan, Healthcare Facility Regulation and Health Information Technology in Georgia.

Clyde L. Reese III, Esq., serves as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health.

To learn more about DCH and its dedication to A Healthy Georgia, visit www.dch.georgia.gov.