The Benefit Choice Period is May 1 through May 31, 2018, for all eligible members, with your elections becoming effective July 1, 2018. Your annual opportunity to select the best benefits for you and your family is during the Benefit Choice Period.
Members may make the following changes during the Benefit Choice Period:
• Change health plans.
• Add or drop dependent coverage.
• Elect to waive coverage. The election to waive coverage will terminate the health, dental, vision and prescription coverage for the member and any covered dependents.
• Re-enroll in the program if previously waived. If you wish to keep your coverage, no action is needed. If you wish to change your plan or carrier, elect benefits by submitting a new Benefit Choice Election form to your HPR.
Members who enroll in the Local Government Health Plan (LGHP) receive health, prescription, dental, vision and behavioral health benefits. Dependents can be enrolled in the program at an additional cost and will have the same health plan and benefits as the member.
The health, dental, vision and prescription benefits offered to LGHP participants are administered by various plan administrators. Members interested in changing their coverage elections may do so upon experiencing an eligible qualifying change in status and should contact their Health Plan Representative (HPR) for more information.
All available benefit plans and programs are explained in detail in the Member Handbook and Benefit Choice Options Booklet. Also included are amendments that update the handbook and a summary document indicating the benefit levels of the Local Care Health Plan (LCHP).
Whenever questions arise, plan participants have various resources they can use. On the Contact Information page, members may view the phone number for the Group Insurance Division LGHP and all of the LGHP plan administrator websites. Members may find answers to general LGHP questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Members and Health Plan Representatives can complete and print group insurance forms.
Information regarding what Medicare is and how it affects your group insurance coverage.