The It’s Your Choice health benefits open enrollment period will be September 28-October 23.  This is when you can make changes for next year, including switching health plans, coverage levels, or adding/deleting certain dependents, for an effective date of January 1, 2021.

The Department of Employee Trust Funds is hosting a series of webinars for members to learn about health benefits and connect with health plans and other vendors during open enrollment. These sessions will provide the same personal touch as a benefit fair visit from the safety of your own home or workplace.

All members who participate in or are eligible to participate in the Group Health Insurance Program are encouraged to register for the webinars and submit their questions. Sessions will be moderated to help answer as many questions as possible. Please do not ask questions that include personally identifiable information or protected health information.

See the below webinar topics by benefit type and vendor. Please click on the link for more details, including webinar dates, times, and to register. Sessions are one-hour in length and offered at different times during the weekday. Contact ETF with accessibility concerns. 

Webinar Topic & Date Description

Health Insurance & Pharmacy for Active Members

Sept 30, Oct 8, Oct 12, Oct 19

  • Uniform Benefits
  • Where to find health plan information or provider directories on the ETF website 
  • Plan design and cost-sharing differences 
  • How to make the most of your benefits
  • How to get care during the COVID-19 outbreak

Health Insurance & Pharmacy for Retirees

Oct 1, Oct 5, Oct 14, Oct 19
  • Uniform Benefits
  • Where to find health plan information or provider directories on the ETF website 
  • Plan design and cost-sharing differences 
  • How to make the most of your benefits
  • Preparing for retirement  
  • How to get care during the COVID-19 outbreak

Dental & Vision

Oct 1, Oct 9, Oct 15, Oct 20
  • Uniform Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits 
  • Supplemental dental offerings
  • Enrolling in dental or vision 
  • What to expect from DeltaVision 
  • How to get care during the COVID-19 outbreak

Supplemental Benefits

Oct 2, Oct 7, Oct 13, Oct 21
  • Learn how the accident plan , life insurance, and/or pre-tax savings accounts work 
  • Member resources available on the ETF website
  • How to file an Accident Plan claim 
  • New $100,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment limit 

Wellness

Oct 2, Oct 6, Oct 16, Oct 22
  • New “health check” options for 2021 
  • How to use the member portal  
  • Web resources and member portal features 
  • How to earn the $150 wellness incentive

Meet ConnectYourCare

Oct 1, Oct 19
  • Vendor web resources
  • Member portal
  • Carryover and annual limits
  • Eligible expenses
  • Recent changes related to COVID-19
  • Substantiation

Meet the Health Plans

Dean Health Plan

Oct 1, Oct 12

Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire

Oct 5, Oct 16

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

Oct 2, Oct 13

HealthPartners

Oct 5, Oct 15

Medical Associates

Oct 9, Oct 19

MercyCare Health Plans

Sept 30, Oct 13

Network Health

Oct 7, Oct 15

Quartz

Oct 6, Oct 14

United Health Care

Oct 6, Oct 14

WEA Trust

Oct 2, Oct 16

Medicare Plus by WEA Trust

Oct 7

  • Vendor website enhancements and resources
  • Service area
  • Key provider systems
  • Member portals and ID cards
  • Virtual visits and telehealth options
  • How to get care during the COVID-19 outbreak

Meet Delta (Dental & Vision)

Oct 2, Oct 12
  • Website resources for dental and vision
  • Member ID cards
  • How to find a dental and/or vision provide
  • How to get care during the COVID-19 outbreak

Meet Navitus (Pharmacy Benefits)

Oct 14, Oct 21
  • Web resources
  • Member portal
  • Vaccines at pharmacies
  • How to find an in-network pharmac
  • Formulary availability

Meet Securian (Life & Accident)

Oct 9, Oct 20
  • Member resources
  • How life insurance or the accident plan work
  • How to file an Accident Plan claim
  • New $100,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment limit

 

Note: ETF will not attend in-person benefit fairs this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Check out the Member Education section of the ETF website to find all learning opportunities. 

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