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Employer Bulletin

State Agencies and Local Health Employers
Vol. 18, No. 7
May 11, 2001

Special Edition on Dual-Choice for Plan Year 2002

We take this opportunity to announce the dates surrounding the Dual-Choice Enrollment period for Group Health Insurance coverage in 2002. Watch for subsequent Employer Bulletins containing more detailed information and instructions.

Dual-Choice Enrollment Period Tentatively Set for October 8-26, 2001

State agencies and local employers who participate in the Group Health Insurance Program should mark their calendars. The Dual-Choice Enrollment period for 2002 coverage is tentatively set for October 8 - 26, 2001. During this period, currently insured employees 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, 2002.

Attend the Dual-Choice Kick-Off Meeting: October 2, 2001

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 2002 Dual-Choice "Kick-Off" meeting has been scheduled as follows:

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2000

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Place: Mendota Mental Health Institute - Madison

Conference Center Building
301 Troy Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Phone: (608) 243-2500

Attached is a map showing directions to the Conference Center Building in Madison. Follow Packers Avenue to Northport Drive. Northport Drive becomes Highway 113. Turn left on Troy Drive (at the PDQ Store). Take Troy Drive to North Road and turn left. Take North Road past the Engineering Power Plant and turn left.

Parking is available in several locations:

  • Behind the Engineering Power Plant next to Building 107. Follow the service road from the parking lot to Lorenz Road. The entrance to the Conference Center is on the far-left side of the building.
  • On Main Road between the Administration Building and Lorenz Hall.
  • On Memorial Drive in front of Goodland Hall.

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 2002 It's Your Choice booklet, contact Mary Hensen at (608) 266-8411.

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

Updated Plan Contact List

Attached to this Bulletin is an updated copy of the Health Plan Contacts sheet (ET-1728) revised 05/2001. This list contains each Plan's contacts for membership and coverage, claims, supplies, EAP and complaints/grievances.


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