The State Health Plan’s Board of Trustees has approved changes to the State Health Plan. The following benefit changes go into effect January 1, 2018:
- Eliminating the Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP)
- Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) will not rollover for use in 2018. The HRA funds will only be available for claims incurred in 2017.
- Freezing dependent health care premiums through 2021
- Premiums for Employee + Family remain at the 2017 cost.
- Premiums for Employee + Spouse increase 6.96%, and then freeze through 2021.
- Premiums for Employee + Child(ren) increase 6.96%, and then freeze through 2021.
- Reducing the wellness premium credit activities, and only keeping the Tobacco Attestation activity
- Tobacco Attestation will result in a $60 reduction in monthly premiums.
- Setting employee-only base premiums for the 70/30 Plan at $25 per month, and for the 80/20 Plan at $50 per month, after the Tobacco Attestation credit has applied.
For the 80/20 and 70/30 plans, no plan design changes have been proposed to date (co-pays, deductibles, etc.). To access State Health Plan Board of Trustee meeting materials, click here.
The HR Benefits Staff will conduct information sessions to explain these changes in detail and to address questions and concerns. The sessions will be held as follows:
Wed 4/5/2017 School of Education – SOE Room 226 – 11 a.m. to noon
Thu 4/6/2017 School of Education – SOE Room 118 – 2 to 3 p.m.
Finally, as a reminder, health plan changes follow the calendar year, as opposed to the academic year.
Please direct questions to Emily Foust, director of benefits and retirement services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-256-0342.
Copy provided by Michelle Moone, associate vice chancellor for human resources.