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2018 State Health Plan Open Enrollment is Sept. 30 - Oct. 31.

 

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST TAKE ACTION DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT

Changes are coming in 2018 for State Health Plan members. The first thing you will notice is what used to take about 50 “clicks” to complete online enrollment will now only take about 10 according to the State Health Plan!

Among the other changes according to the State Health Plan:

  • The Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) is being eliminated (be sure to use your state-provided Health Reimbursement Account, or HRA, funds by December 31, 2017).
  • Family premiums have been frozen for the 2018 benefit year;
  • Copays and deductibles will not increase in 2018;
  • You will only have to complete the tobacco attestation credit.

 

ALL MEMBERS MUST TAKE ACTION DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT! This includes any newly hired employees!

All members will be automatically enrolled in the 70/30 Plan but YOU MUST TAKE ACTION to reduce your premium. If you prefer the 80/20 Plan, YOU MUST TAKE ACTION! If you want to reduce your monthly premium on either plan, YOU MUST TAKE ACTION by completing the tobacco attestation! If you fail to take action during Open Enrollment, your monthly premiums will be considerably higher in 2018! Once the open enrollment deadline has passed, your premium will be locked.

 

 

Tobacco Attestation Wellness Activity

By taking this simple step, you can save money in 2018! If you do not take action, you will pay a higher premium 

 * Even if you attested during last year’s Open Enrollment, you will need to re-attest during Open Enrollment! If you are a tobacco user, you must enroll in the QuitlineNC tobacco-cessation program to receive the wellness credit. You can enroll in QuitlineNC’s program any time between now and December 31, 2017.

 

 

→ Where can I get more information regarding the State Health Plan and open enrollment?

 

Please visit the State Health Plan website by clicking here

 

Where do I go on-line to begin the open enrollment process beginning September 30th?

 

You may begin the open enrollment process by visiting the E-Enroll by clicking here

 

 

→ Will Wilkes County Schools Human Resources be offering any additional assistance regarding State Health Plan open enrollment?

 

  •       Human Resource Specialist will be available on October 19th and October 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the central office computer lab to provide one on one or group assistance with open enrollment.
  •       Please visit the “News and Information” section of the Wilkes County School Human Resources department page beginning September 30th for an instructional video of the open enrollment process.
  •       Human Resource Specialist can be reached by phone for assistance as needed by calling 667-1121. See below for your school assigned HR specialist.

 

 

Nichole McNeill: West Wilkes High School, West Wilkes Middle School, Mt. Pleasant Elementary, Millers Creek Elementary, and district employees.

 

Abby Dyer: Wilkes Central High School, Wilkes Early College High School, Central Wilkes Middle School, Wilkesboro Elementary, Moravian Falls Elementary, and CB Eller Elementary.

 

Lisa Holcomb: East Wilkes High School, East Wilkes Middle School, Roaring River Elementary, Ronda-Clingman Elementary, CC Wright Elementary, and Mulberry Elementary.

 

Morgan Mathis: North Wilkes High School, North Wilkes Middle School, Mountain View Elementary, Traphill Elementary, Boomer-Ferguson, and North Wilkesboro Elementary.