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 the State It’s Your Choice Kickoff Meeting: September 16, 2021

The It's Your Choice 2022 employer kickoff event for plan year 2022 will be held virtually. This kickoff meeting will follow a similar agenda as in previous years, and a recording of this event will later be available on the ETF website for viewing anytime. 

The It’s Your Choice employer kickoff meeting provides an opportunity to receive information from representatives from the health plans, pharmacy benefit manager, supplemental plans, wellness vendor (StayWell), and ETF employees regarding benefit program changes that are effective January 1, 2022. 

The live, virtual It's Your Choice 2022 employer kickoff meeting is:

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Registration:  September 16 kickoff registration link  

State Insurance Q&A Session

ETF will host its first annual state group health insurance program question and answer session. All state employers may register to ask ETF staff any insurance (health, life, income continuation insurance) benefit-related questions. 

Date:   Friday September 24, 2021
Time:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register:  State 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 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 at 1-877-533-5020 or email, or: