State Agencies & Local Health Employers
Vol. 22, No. 9
May 12, 2005
Dual-Choice Enrollment Period and Kick-Off Meeting Date
Mark Your Calendars: Dual-Choice Enrollment for Plan
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,
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,
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
|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
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.