2017 Open Enrollment for Self-Insured Medical Plan

All employees on the County's self-insured medical plan (HMA) must complete the 2017 Medical Election Form and return it to Human Resources by November 30, 2016.  Your Open Enrollment election will take effect on January 1, 2017.

If you have questions about the 2017 medical plans, please attend an Information Session:
Wednesday, November 9th or Monday, November 21st
Drop in anytime between 2pm - 4pm ~ Conference Room 514

Summary of 2017 Medical Plan Changes


The three medical plans that were offered in 2016 will again be offered in 2017.  However, the chart below highlights how the medical plans are changing in 2017.  Highlighted areas indicate changes to benefits and employee contributions.
Benefit changes

*A $30 Office Visit co-pay is applicable when receiving care from a Primary Care Physician (PCP), Family Practice, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, General Practice, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Mental and Nervous Outpatient (Counseling Services).  

  1. 2017 Medical Plan Choices
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Get More Information
  4. Estimate Your Expenses
  5. Make Your Election

Qualified High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account (HSA)

The QHDHP has a $1,500 deductible for employee only coverage and a $3,000 deductible for employee plus dependent coverage.  With a QHDHP, you pay the full cost for medical care including, but not limited to, doctor visits, prescriptions, and/or inpatient and outpatient hospitalizations until you reach the deductible limits. Preventive care and preventive therapy drugs are covered in full (deductible waived). Once the deductible is met, the Schedule of Benefits and provider network is the same as the other two plans.

For 1st time enrollees, the county contributes seed money to the employee’s HSA.

QHDHP participants are also eligible to contribute their own funds to their HSA via payroll deduction.  If you wish to make contributions to your Health Savings Account in 2017, please also submit a 2017 HSA Payroll Deduction Form by November 30, 2016.  You must submit a new HSA Payroll Deduction Form for 2017 even if you made an election in 2016. Deductions elected in 2016 WILL NOT continue into 2017.  For more detailed information about the plan see the 2017 Summary of Benefits and Coverage.
 
No monthly premium for the Qualified High Deductible Health Plan.

2000 Plan (Default Plan)

The 2000 Plan has a $2,000 individual deductible and $6,000 maximum family deductible. You can access many services and have benefits kick in as soon as you pay the $30 office visit co-pay ($45 for specialist) or 20% of prescription costs without paying a deductible. After you meet your deductible the plan would cover the percent listed in the Schedule of Benefits.  For more detailed information about the plan see the 2017 Summary of Benefits and Coverage.


No monthly premium for the 2000 Plan.

Contributory Plan

With this option, employees can elect a lower deductible level ($750 for individual coverage, $2,250 for family coverage). Employees’ contributions are paid through pre-tax payroll deductions starting in December 2016.

Under the Contributory Plan, you can access many services and have benefits kick in as soon as you pay the $30 office visit co-pay ($45 for specialist) or 20% of prescription costs without paying a deductible. After you meet your deductible the plan would cover the percent listed in the Schedule of Benefits.  For more detailed information about the plan see the 2017 Summary of Benefits and Coverage.

 
$148.44 per month premium for the Contributory Plan (pre-tax dollars).


You MUST complete and submit a
2017 Medical Election Form even if you are selecting the same plan for 2017 as you had in 2016.  You will be defaulted into the 2000 Plan for 2017 if we do not receive an election form from you.