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Employer Bulletin

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 1, 2004.

Attend the Dual-Choice Kick-Off Meeting: October 1, 2003

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:

Date:  Wednesday, October 1, 2003 
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Place:  Mendota 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 Hall.
  • 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 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 complaints/grievances.


Employer Questions may be directed to the Employer Communication Center at 608-264-7900.


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