State Agencies and Local Health Employers
Vol. 20, No. 7
May 23, 2003
Dual-Choice Enrollment Period for Plan Year 2004
The Group Insurance Board will review the Dual-Choice enrollment
period at the June 3, 2003 meeting. Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will
notify employers when the Dual-Choice dates are set. Subsequent
Employer Bulletins will contain further detailed information and
instructions. During Dual-Choice enrollment, currently insured employees
may switch health plans and/or switch from single to family coverage
without restrictions. All coverage changes will be effective January
Attend the Dual-Choice Kick-Off Meeting: October 1,
Each year ETF hosts a Dual-Choice "Kick-Off" meeting
for state and local employers, payroll and personnel representatives,
health plan representatives, and ETF staff to share information
and discuss procedures regarding the Dual-Choice Enrollment period.
The 2004 Dual-Choice Kick-Off meeting has been scheduled as follows:
October 1, 2003
||9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Mental Health Institute
Conference Center Building
301 Troy Drive
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 301-1115
Attached is a map showing
directions to the Conference Center Building in Madison. Mendota
Mental Health Institute is located at the north edge of Madison
on Lake Mendota. From either the north or south take Interstate
90/94 to Highway 30 into Madison. From Highway 30 exit to Highway
113 north toward the Dane County airport. Stay on Highway 113 (Northport
Drive) to Troy Drive or Knutson Drive (Look for the tall smoke stack).
Parking is available in several lots located at the facility:
- 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 south side of the building.
- On Main Drive between the Administration Building and Lorenz
- On Memorial Drive in front of Goodland Hall.
Arrange Dual 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. Please allow plenty of time for It's
Your Choice books to arrive before you schedule your fairs
or meetings with staff.
State Agencies Only
Contact Jeanne Nagy at (608) 266-0782 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
by August 1, 2003 if you wish to have your health fair dates and
times printed in the 2004 It's Your Choice booklet.
Updated Plan Contact List
Attached to this Bulletin is an updated copy of the Health Plan Contacts sheet (ET-1728) revised
05/2003. This list contains each Plan's contacts for membership
and coverage, claims, supplies, employee assistance program, and
Employer Questions may be directed to the Employer Communication
Center at 608-264-7900.