It’s Your Choice Open Enrollment Period: September 27 - October 22, 2021
The Group Insurance Board (GIB) established the 2022 It’s Your Choice health benefits open enrollment period to be September 27 - October 22, 2021.
Attend One of the It’s Your Choice Kickoff Meetings
ETF will host several It's Your Choice 2022 employer kickoff events for local government employers for plan year 2022. All kickoff events will be held virtually. These events will follow a similar agenda as fall 2020, and a recording will later be available on the ETF website for viewing anytime.
The It’s Your Choice employer kickoff meeting provides an opportunity to hear from the health plans, pharmacy benefit manager, supplemental plans, wellness vendor (StayWell), and ETF employees about the benefit program changes that are effective January 1, 2022.
Local It’s Your Choice Kickoff Meetings
Details for this year’s It’s Your Choice kickoff meetings are below. You can attend the September 16 Go To Webinar, or attend one of the later scheduled virtual kickoff meetings via Go to Training.
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register: September 16 kickoff registration link
Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register: September 20 kickoff registration link
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register: September 22 kickoff registration link
- Note: This session may be canceled if there is not enough interest.
Local Insurance Q&A Session
ETF will host its second annual local government employer insurance question and answer session. All local employers may register to ask ETF staff any insurance (health, life, income continuation insurance) benefit-related questions.
Date: Friday September 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register: Local insurance Q&A registration link
Employer Application Deadline
As a reminder, employer processing of applications will end on November 12, 2021. Please mark this date on your calendars.
ETF's Virtual Benefit Outreach Activities
ETF staff and vendors will not attend in-person benefit fairs this year. Please continue to check the member education section of the ETF website for benefit education opportunities this fall.
ETF will again host a series of virtual benefit vendor forums to provide information for the 2022 health plan year and answer employer questions. These virtual forums are intended to provide the same personal interaction with benefit vendors as a kickoff event or benefit fair from the comfort of your own home or office. Employer benefits staff are encouraged to participate in as many sessions as desired in order to learn more about important changes, where to find resources, and how to help members make the most of their benefits. Registration details will be available on the ETF website this fall.
It’s Your Choice decision guides are targeted to be mailed to employers the week of September 13, 2021. The ETF It’s Your Choice 2022 webpages are scheduled to go live that same week.
Contact ETF Outreach by email at ETFSMBOutreach@etf.wi.gov with any additional questions.
Updated Vendor Contact List
The recently-revised Health Plan & Vendor Contacts (ET-1728) contains each health plan and vendor partner’s contacts for membership and coverage, claims, supplies, employee assistance programs, and complaints/grievances. The form is for employer use only; do not provide to employees. Employees must contact health plans using the contact information in the It’s Your Choice materials.
Call ETF at 1-877-533-5020 or email ETFSMBEmployerInsurance@etf.wi.gov.