It’s Your Choice Open Enrollment Period: September 28 - October 23, 2020

The Group Insurance Board (GIB) established the 2021 health benefits open enrollment period to be September 28 - October 23, 2020.

Attend the State It’s Your Choice Kickoff Meeting: September 17, 2020

The It's Your Choice 2021 employer kickoff event for plan year 2021 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, 2021. 

The live, virtual It's Your Choice 2021 employer kickoff meeting is:

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Registration:  September 17 kickoff registration link  

Income Continuation Insurance

The GIB has approved the state income continuation insurance (ICI) premium to remain the same as the current 2020 premium rate, for the 2021 plan year. 

Important Changes to ETF's Benefit Outreach Activities

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), ETF staff are not traveling to benefit fairs this year. Please continue to check the member education section of the ETF website for benefit education opportunities this fall.

Employers are responsible for arranging vendor representation at health fairs. If you know that other employers in your area have health fairs, you may want to coordinate timing with them so that vendors have the opportunity to attend more fairs. 

Contact the health plans and Navitus Health Solutions directly to invite their representatives. It’s Your Choice decision guides are targeted to be mailed to employers the week of September 14, 2020. The ETF It’s Your Choice 2021 webpages are scheduled to go live that same week. Materials will not be available for benefit fairs scheduled before these dates.

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. To request a vendor participate in your health fair, reach out to the Benefit Fairs and Supplies contact by July 15, 2020. Vendors will decide on an individual basis if they can participate in requested health fairs. 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.

Questions

Call ETF at at 1-877-533-5020 or email ETFSMBEmployerInsurance@etf.wi.gov, or: