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Employer Bulletin

State Agencies & Local Health Employers
Vol. 22, No. 9
May 12, 2005

Dual-Choice Enrollment Period and Kick-Off Meeting Date Set

Mark Your Calendars: Dual-Choice Enrollment for Plan Year 2006

We take this opportunity to announce the dates associated with the Dual-Choice Enrollment period for Group Health Insurance coverage in 2006. Watch for subsequent Employer Bulletins containing more detailed information and instructions.

Dual-Choice Enrollment Period Set for October 10-28, 2005

State agencies and local employers participating in the Group Health Insurance program should mark your calendars. The Group Insurance Board set the plan year 2006 Dual-Choice Enrollment period for October 10-28, 2005. During this period, currently insured employees may switch from one health plan to another plan and/or from single to family coverage without restriction. All Dual-Choice coverage changes are effective January 1, 2006.

Attend the Dual-Choice Kick-Off Meeting: October 6, 2005

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 shares information and discusses procedures regarding the Dual-Choice Enrollment period.

The 2006 Dual-Choice “Kick-Off” meeting is scheduled for:

Thursday, October 6, 2005
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Rodeway Inn (former Quality Inn South)
4916 East Broadway
Madison, WI 53716
Phone: (608) 222-5501

Arrange Dual-Choice Health Fairs Early

Local employers and state agencies: You are responsible for arranging your own health fairs. Contact health plans and Navitus Health Solutions directly if you want their representatives to attend your health fair. Please select a date for your health fair that allows plenty of time for 2006 It’s Your Choice booklets to arrive.

For State Agencies Only: Contact the Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900 by August 1, 2005 to have your health fair dates and times printed in the 2006 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 04/2005. 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 ETF’s Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900.


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