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2019 It's Your Choice - Local Health Plan Insurance for Employees and Retirees
Wisconsin Department Of Employee Trust Funds It's Your Choice 2019

Local Health Plan
Insurance for Employees
and Retirees
(PO6, PO16)

Quartz – UW Health


What’s New for 2019

Quartz is now offering another convenient option for you to get care from the comfort of your home, work or on the go. UW Health Care Anywhere is available 24/7, providing video visits using your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer with webcam. Care Anywhere is available for members with common nonemergency symptoms. Visit for more information.

Quartz – UW Health network provides you with a broad selection of providers, hospitals and clinics located in Dane County (excluding the communities of Cambridge and Mazomanie). We take pride in serving each community with exceptional service and access to the area’s top-rated health care. We are a company committed to the good health and well-being of the individuals and families in the communities we serve. Visit for more information.

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: 10/3/2018 11:27:42 AM