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Employer Bulletin

State Agencies & Local Health Employers
Vol. 21, No. 6
May 14, 2004

Bulletin Announces Dual-Choice Enrollment Period and Kick-Off Meeting Dates

Mark Your Calendars: Dual-Choice Enrollment for Plan Year 2005

We take this opportunity to announce the dates associated with the Dual-Choice Enrollment period for Group Health Insurance coverage in 2005. Watch for subsequent Employer Bulletins containing more detailed information and instructions.

Dual-Choice Enrollment Period Set for October 11-29, 2004

State agencies and local employers who participate in the Group Health Insurance program should mark their calendars. The Group Insurance Board has established October 11-29, 2004 as the Dual-Choice Enrollment period for 2005. During this period, currently insured employees may switch from one health plan to another plan and/or from single to family coverage without restrictions. All coverage changes will be effective January 1, 2005.

Attend the Dual-Choice Kick-Off Meeting: September 29, 2004

Each year the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) hosts a Dual-Choice “Kick-Off” meeting for state and local employers, payroll and personnel representatives, and health plan and pharmacy benefit representatives. ETF staff share information and discuss procedures regarding the Dual-Choice Enrollment period. The 2005 Dual-Choice “Kick-Off” meeting is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Place: Quality Inn South
4916 East Broadway
Madison, WI 53716
Phone: (608) 222-5501

Arrange Dual-Choice Health Fairs Early

Representatives from group health insurance plans and Navitus Health Solutions personnel will 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.

For State Agencies Only: To publish your health fair dates and times in the 2005 It’s Your Choice booklet, contact the ETF Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900 by August 2, 2004.

Updated Plan Contact List

Attached to this Bulletin is an updated copy of the Health Plan Contacts sheet (ET-1728) revised 05/2004. This list contains each Plan’s contacts for membership and coverage, claims, supplies, employee assistance program, and complaints/grievances.

Additional Information or Questions

Employers should direct questions to the Department’s Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900.


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