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Employer Bulletin

All Employers
Vol. 17, No. 11
May 4, 2000

Dual-Choice for Plan Year 2001

Mark Your Calendars: Special Edition on Dual-Choice for Plan Year 2001

We take this opportunity to provide the dates surrounding the upcoming Dual-Choice Enrollment period for Group Health insurance coverage in 2001. Watch for subsequent Bulletins containing more detailed information and instructions.

Dual-Choice Enrollment Period Is Tentatively Scheduled for October 2-20, 2000

State agencies and local employers who participate in the Group Health Insurance Program, mark your calendars. The Dual-Choice Enrollment period for 2001 coverage is tentatively scheduled to be held from October 2 through 20, 2000. During this period, currently insured employes may switch from one health plan to another plan or from single to family coverage without restrictions. All coverage changes will be effective January 1, 2001.

Attend the Dual-Choice Kick-Off Meeting: September 26, 2000

Each year ETF offers a Dual-Choice "Kick-Off" meeting so that state and local employers, payroll and personnel representatives, health plan representatives and ETF staff may share information and discuss procedures regarding the Dual-Choice Enrollment period. The 2000 Dual-Choice "Kick-Off" meeting has been scheduled as follows:


Tuesday, September 26, 2000


9:00 - 11:30 a.m.


Radisson Inn - Madison Grand Canyon Ballroom, 517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI 53719

Phone: (608) 833-0100

Anyone wishing to stay overnight at the hotel should contact the hotel as soon as possible to make reservations. Attached is a map showing directions to the Radisson Inn in Madison.

Arrange Dual-Choice Health Fairs Early

Representatives from group health insurance plans will be available to provide information and answer questions at employer health fairs. Local employers and state agencies are responsible for arranging their own health fairs.

State agencies only: If you wish to have your health fair dates and times printed in the 2001 It's Your Choice booklet, contact Mary Hensen at (608) 266-8411 or e-mail by August 2, 2000.

You may also contact Mary Hensen if you have any Dual-Choice related concerns or questions about attending the Kick-Off Meeting.


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