The below timeline is intended to help all employers stay apprised of when and what information will be available before It's Your Choice 2021 open enrollment, which is September 28 - October 23, 2020.

Timing Topic Format
August 19 Notice of Group Insurance Board decisions Employer What's New delivered via ETF E-mail Updates
Week of September 10

2021 Health Benefits Information for Employers 

  • Template email for employees 
  • ALEX toolkit (state only)

 

Employer What's New delivered via ETF E-mail Updates

Week of September 14

Health Benefits Webpages Soft Launch

  • 2021 website updates published but not promoted
  • Includes PDFs of 2021 decision guides

Premium Rates Published to ETF Website

  • State full premium rates and employee contribution rates
  • Local premium rates
  • Full premium rates
  • Program Option with 88% table and tier information (105% table available upon request)

2021 Decision Guides for Employers Mailed

Health Plan Service Area Detail Available 

ALEX Sneak Peek Video (state only)

      Employer What's New delivered via ETF E-mail Updates
      Week of September 17

      2021 State and Local Employer Kickoff Events

      Virtual events, registration required

      Week of September 21

      Benefit Vendor Virtual Forums for Employers 

      2021 Local Employer Kick-Off Events 

      • September 21, 23

      Local Insurance Q&A Session

      • September 25
      Virtual events, registration required
      Week of September 23

      Health Benefits Webpages Official Launch

      ETF website, including static announcement banner and homepage feature 

       

      Week of September 28

      Benefit Vendor Virtual Forums for Employers 

      Benefit Vendor Virtual Forums for Members

      ETF Benefits Virtual Forums for Members

      Virtual events, registration required
      Weeks of October 5, 12, 19

      Benefit Vendor Virtual Forums for Members

      ETF Benefits Virtual Forums for Members 

      Virtual events, registration required