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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)

Physicians Plus

608-282-8900 or 1-800-545-5015

What’s New for 2017

The Physicians Plus service area is expanding to include Green County.

Physicians Plus has also expanded to cover Monroe Hospital and Clinics, and continues to strengthen ties with UW Health providers and facilities, including access to UW Health at The American Center. Members will also benefit from a new suite of personal health tools known as WellPlus.

Provider Directory

To print the provider listing, visit and select the “Provider Directory” link. To request a printed directory to be mailed to you, call 608-282-8900.

Referrals, Prior Authorizations, Out-of-Network Care

Prior authorization is not required for most covered services delivered by Physicians Plus network providers. Prior authorization is required for out-of-network specialty services. Members must have their provider submit a prior authorization request to Physicians Plus before receiving care from out-of-network providers. Written decisions will be provided to members and providers. Visit for a summary of prior authorization requirements.

Service Area

Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Lafayette, Richland, Sauk and Waushara counties.
Limited provider availability in: Green Lake, Marquette, Rock, Vernon, Walworth, Waukesha and Wood counties.

Emergency and Urgent Care Outside Service Area

If you require emergency or urgent care when outside of the network, seek care at the nearest medical facility. Contact your primary care physician or NursePlus at 1-866-775-8776 if assistance is needed to determine the appropriate level of care. Follow-up care must be received from an in-network provider unless otherwise approved by Physicians Plus.

Mental, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse

Contact UW Behavioral Health at 608-417-4709 for prior authorization or provider information, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A mental health professional will assess your situation and refer you to the appropriate provider. For emergencies, please contact your therapist directly or call 911.

24-Hour Nurseline

NursePlus: 1-866-775-8776

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: 9/7/2016 11:23:35 AM