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2017 It's Your Choice - State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance for Employees and Retirees

Wisconsin Department Of Employee Trust FundsIt's Your Choice 2017


State of Wisconsin
Group Health Insurance Program
(State Employees, Retirees, Continuants and Graduate Assistants)

What is changing in 2017

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This page highlights the most significant changes for 2017. View the links on this page for complete information.

Well Wisconsin Program

The $150 Well Wisconsin incentive will still be available to you and your enrolled spouse or domestic partner, but starting in 2017 all aspects of the Well Wisconsin Program, including payment of the incentive, will be administered by StayWell®, not your health plan.

Provider Network Changes

Network Health will not cover services by ThedaCare providers.

Health plans can change provider networks each year. Check out the interactive map to confirm your health plan service area and provider network is available for 2017.

Health Plan Changes To Note

  • A new offering by Security Health Plan in the Fox Valley – called Security Valley
  • WEA Trust South Central, covering Dane County, will no longer be available
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Southeast will no longer be available
  • Arise Health Plan – Aspirus Arise will no longer be available
  • HealthPartners Health Plan will no longer cover Grant or Vernon counties
  • State Maintenance Plan (SMP) will no longer be available in Vilas County

If you are enrolled in one of the health plans that will no longer be available, you will need to choose a different plan during It’s Your Choice open enrollment. Visit the Compare Plans above to help you select a new health plan.

Medical Benefits

The exclusion related to benefits or services based on gender identity was originally removed for 2017 due to a federal regulation.

The exclusion went back into effect on February 1, 2017. Information regarding this change can be found here.

Medically necessary services incurred from January 1 through January 31, 2017, are covered.

Note: It’s Your Choice Medicare Plus pays only for services that Medicare covers. Please contact WPS at 1-800-634-6448 if you have a specific question about benefits.

Optional Plans

EPIC Dental Wisconsin and EPIC Benefits+ will both offer special enrollment for retirees during IYC open enrollment in 2017.

Anthem Dental Blue, EPIC Dental Wisconsin and EPIC Benefits+ have rate changes for 2017.

Disclaimer:
Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but may be subject to change. Please note revision dates located at the bottom of each page. In the event of conflicting information, federal law, state statute, state health contracts and/or policies and provisions established by the State of Wisconsin Group Insurance Board shall be followed.

This page was last modified on: 2/1/2017 9:44:36 AM