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2018 It's Your Choice - Local Traditional Health Plan Insurance for Employees and Retirees
Wisconsin Department Of Employee Trust Funds It's Your Choice 2018

Local Traditional Plan
Insurance for Employees
and Retirees
(PO2, PO12)

Quartz – UW Health


Open Enrollment October 2 – 27, 2017

If you are currently enrolled in Gundersen Health Plan, Physicians Plus or Unity (Community or UW) and do not wish to change health plans during open enrollment you will automatically be enrolled in either Quartz – Community or Quartz – UW Health.

You do not need to take action during open enrollment unless you would like to select a health plan other than Quartz for 2018. If you take no action during open enrollment you will be automatically enrolled in Quartz – Community or Quartz – UW based on your current primary care physician’s network.

What’s New for 2018

We are pleased to announce Gundersen Health Plan, Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation and Unity Health Insurance have joined forces
under the new brand name of Quartz – a new name in health insurance products and services. Quartz – UW Health network has expanded and now includes Unity Point Health - Meriter Hospital and Clinics. Quartz - UW Health continues to offer guaranteed access to the providers at UW Hospital and Clinics and American Family Children’s Hospital. For the most up-to-date list of practitioners and providers,
please visit and choose State / Local UW Health as your network.

Visit to learn more about Quartz.

Provider Directory

Go to to access a provider directory. Select “Find a Doctor for State Employees.” Select the “UW Health Network” link. To request a printed provider directory be mailed to you, call 1-844-644-3455.

Referrals, Prior Authorizations, Out-of-Network Care

Referrals are not needed when receiving care from in-network providers. Prior authorization is required for certain services, procedures and for out-of-network providers before you receive care. You will receive written notification upon approval or denial for the prior authorization. You may check the status of your request at If you are unsure if a service, test or procedure requires prior authorization or a referral, call 1-844-644-3455 prior to the appointment or visit

Service Area

Dane County, except providers located in the Cambridge and Mazomanie communities.

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 if assistance is needed to determine the appropriate level of care. Follow-up care must be received from an in-network provider unless approved by Quartz.

Mental, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services

For assistance in accessing mental, behavioral health or substance abuse services, call UW Health - Behavioral Health Care Management at 1-800-683-2300.

24-Hour Nurseline

Contact your primary care provider for after-hour or out-of-area care instructions.

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: 9/18/2017 5:34:06 PM