(All Members)

The State Health Plan recently announced strategic priorities and benefit changes designed to provide Plan members with stability and predictability in their health plan benefits. These changes also begin the task of lowering the state’s $43 billion in unfunded liabilities for retiree health benefits.  Allowing ineligible dependents to participate in the Plan increases the overall cost of our Plan to members and taxpayers. Every dollar going to those who are ineligible is a dollar out of members’ pockets. As an important step towards reducing costs and eliminating waste, the Plan is conducting an audit to verify eligibility of dependents covered by the Plan.

This audit will focus on all subscribers with dependents under the age of 75 as of April 19, 2017. Members will receive a letter by the end of May, with a request to provide documentation of their dependents which will need to be provided by July 31, 2017. Failure to respond and produce the required documentation will result in termination of dependents’ coverage under the Plan effective August 1, 2017.  Click here to learn more about the required documents necessary keep your dependents covered.