Open Enrollment for the Georgia State Health Benefit Plan will be held October 27 – November 14, 2014, for the January 1, 2015, start date of the new plan year.
On July 1, 2014, the department announced its intent to expand the number of 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.
As information is developed, SHBP members can expect to receive details from their payroll location and online at: www.dch.georgia.gov/shbp.
To view SHBP’s list of Frequently Asked Questions and other information from this meeting, visit www.dch.georgia.gov/shbp.
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.
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