The health insurance plans available to TRIP members differ in the benefit levels they provide, the doctors and hospitals you can access and the out-of-pocket cost to you. In general, managed care plans, such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and open access plans (OAP), deliver healthcare through a system of network providers and have a lower monthly premium than the Teachers' Choice Health Plan (TCHP). Members will find a listing of providers who participate in the health plan's network when they go to the provider directory page on the plan's website.
There are several managed care plans located throughout the state available to TRIP members. In addition to managed care, TRIP offers the Teachers' Choice Health Plan (TCHP), administered by Cigna, which allows plan participants to access any provider nationwide. Enhanced benefits are available for TCHP members who receive services from a TCHP network provider.
Benefit recipients may view a map of the various plans’ coverage areas below:
The Affordable Care Act rules require health plans to provide a summary of benefits and coverage and a glossary of health coverage and medical terms designed to make it easier for you to compare your options and understand exactly what you are buying. The new requirements will also make it easier for employers to compare health insurance options to provide for their employees. Members can view the summary of benefits and coverage for each plan. The benefit levels listed in the SBCs go into effect July 1, 2013.