ETF has published its first annual report presenting key information and statistics about the state’s $1.6 billion Group Health Insurance Program covering some 240,0000 current and retired public employees and their families.
Along with high-level population health statistics and utilization trends, the State of Wisconsin Group Health Benefits Annual Report contains program goals, performance measures and metrics, and status updates on individual programs like wellness, pharmacy, dental, life insurance, supplemental benefits, and employee reimbursement and health savings accounts.
“Alongside the Group Insurance Board, ETF works to improve the quality and value of health benefits and programs for members and their families,” said ETF Secretary Robert Conlin. “As we continue to work toward improvement, we will use this report to track our progress.”
2018 report highlights and topic areas include:
- Accomplishments such as 0% premium increases from 2018 to 2019 and the introduction of an online tool, ALEX, to help members make health benefit choices
- Percent of participants that met their deductibles and out-of-pocket limits in 2018
- Participant overall satisfaction with the program
- Population health statistics, including number of participants experiencing chronic conditions, health risks experienced by member type, and program goals for reducing health risks
- Pharmacy benefits – provisions, cost trends, benefit structure and utilization
- Clinical programs such as medication adherence and respiratory health
ETF is the administrator of the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program and is Wisconsin’s largest purchaser of employer-sponsored health benefits.