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

Local Deductible Plan
Insurance for Employees
and Retirees
(PO4, PO14)

2017 Health Plan Report Card

Overuse of Services Rating

The “Overuse of Services Ratings” in the table below looks at how well a plan does using services wisely. In other words, we look at avoiding using services when they are not needed.

Providing services that are not necessary can be harmful to your health. For example, unneeded antibiotics can put you at greater risk of infections. A CT scan exposes you to 400 times the radiation of an X-ray or more. Also, overuse simply means health care dollars are spent unwisely.

The measures that make up the rating look at:

  • Overuse of imaging: CT scans, MRIs and x rays
  • Not using antibiotics appropriately in regard to:
    • Children with upper respiratory infections
    • Children with pharyngitis
    • Adults with bronchitis

More stars mean more appropriate use.  In other words, less overuse of services.  Less stars mean more overuse of services.

Overuse of Services Rating

Health Plan Star Rating
Dean Health Insurance (all plans) 1 33
GHC of Eau Claire 44
GHC of South Central Wisconsin  44
HealthPartners Health Plan 33
Medical Associates Health Plans 55
MercyCare Health Plans 22
Network Health 11
Quartz (all plans) 2 33
Security Health Plan (all plans) 3 22
WEA Trust (all plans) 4 33


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List of MeasuresList of measures that make up ratings and the health plans’ results in each.

Meathods UsedReview our methods used for developing these ratings.

List of MeasuresAvailable Health Plans and links to plan description pages.


1.Participating Dean plans include Dean Health Insurance and Dean Prevea360.
2Participating Quartz plans include Community and UW Health. Result is the average of Gundersen, Physicians Plus and Unity ratings that is weighted based on the number of ETF members enrolled in each plan for 2016.
3Participating Security Health plans include Central and Valley.
4.Participating WEA Trust plans include East, Northwest Chippewa Valley, Northwest Mayo Clinic Health System, IYC Access Health Plan, State Maintenance Plan and IYC Medicare Plus.

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: 9/11/2017 5:00:29 PM