Read below for information on 2020 health insurance rates, as well as updates for the 2020 plan year. The It’s Your Choice 2020 open enrollment period is September 30 - October 25, 2019.
State employers: Rates will be approved at the Group Insurance Board (Board) meeting on August 21. The Division of Personnel Management will then determine the state employee contribution rates. Once available, they will be posted on the ETF website and shared via ETF E-mail Updates.
Local employers: The Wisconsin Public Employer’s Group Health Insurance premium rates will be available shortly after the August 21 Group Insurance Board (Board) meeting. Once available, they will be posted on the ETF website and shared via ETF E-mail Updates.
For information on calculating the local employer contribution of the health insurance premium, please see the video: Employer Contribution Towards Health Insurance Premiums.
Service Area Changes
State employers: Two counties, Forest County and Iron County, are anticipated to require State Maintenance Plan (SMP) coverage at this time. Confirmation will be provided after the August 21 Board meeting.
Local employers: ETF is still working on the final valuation of which counties will have SMP. This information will be available after the August 21 Board meeting. This information will be communicated to employers with the premium rates.
Service Area Expansion
Dean Health Plan - Prevea360 will expand to include the following western counties for plan year 2020: Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire and Pepin.
Health Plan No Longer Available
Security Health Plan will no longer provide health insurance benefits for the Group Health Insurance Program as of January 1, 2020. This plan departure includes both service areas:
- Security Health Plan - Central
- Security Health Plan - Valley
State and local members currently enrolled in one of Security Health Plan's service areas must enroll in a new health plan during open enrollment. If a member does not enroll in a new health plan, they will not have coverage as of January 1, 2020.
It’s Your Choice Employer Kickoff
Reminder! Attend the It's Your Choice 2020 employer kickoff meeting to get important health news and a preview of IYC 2020 materials.
- State Employer Kickoff: September 17, 2019 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, 9:00 a.m. to noon. See the previous employer news for more state employer information.
- Local Employer Kickoff: attend one of four meetings held throughout the state. See the previous employer news for more local employer information.
Stay tuned for future employer news for major Board updates as well as the login information for employers who wish to view the employer kickoff remotely.