Get ready: 2016-2017 Insurance Open Enrollment begins Monday

Insurance Open Enrollment  will be held this year starting Monday, Aug. 1st, and ending Wednesday, Aug. 31st, at 11:59 p.m. This is your annual opportunity to review plan summaries and current benefits, make changes to your coverage, and add or remove individuals from your insurance. New enrollments, rates, and changes will take effect on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

Several enhancements will be added to the State Health Plan PPO on that date, including telemedicine, hearing aid discounts, and an online smoking cessation platform. Additions are also coming for the State Dental Plan as well as increases in the amount of dependent life insurance coverage available for spouses and children.

Starting this year, MCO members may add Other Eligible Adult Individuals (OEAI) and OEAI dependents to their health insurance plans.

View a flyer detailing the enhancements and visit for research, reference materials, and information.

Please note:

• If a participant is adding a dependent, all required documentation must be submitted by Sept. 30. If the documentation is not received by the deadline, the dependent will not be added.

• Even if a participant doesn’t plan to make any changes to their insurances, they should still log into their account to make sure that all dependents and selections listed are accurate.

• To get text alert reminders, text MCSCOE to 468311