Important Message: On Friday, March 20, 2015, the State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC) voted to adopt a premium increase to health plan rates based on the Governor's contribution of $26.1M in general funds in his Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget proposal. The rates associated with the March 20th vote are effective July 1, 2015 and were communicated to benefit eligible employees and pensioners as part of the May 2015 Open Enrollment.
This rate increase, however, did not address the entire funding needed to cover health care costs for FY2016. The SEBC continued to meet to discuss the remaining shortfall which resulted in further action being taken to balance the FY2016 Health Fund budget. On Friday, May 15, 2015, the SEBC adopted additional changes to the health plans including an additional premium increase based on an additional $21.0M in general funds to be included by the General Assembly in the FY2016 Operating Budget, as well as plan design changes which lower costs to the Health Fund. An additional enrollment period for health and prescription coverage only was offered from July 6, 2015 through July 17, 2015 to all employees and non-Medicare pensioners who were enrolled in health care coverage as of July 1, 2015. The changes and rates approved by the State Employee Benefits Committee on May 15, 2015 will go into effect on September 1, 2015.
If you are a new State of Delaware employee and eligible for the first time to enroll in benefits through the State of Delaware Group Health Insurance Program, please take time to review the information provided below and contact your Human Resources/Benefits Office for further assistance. The information contained in the Benefit Enrollment booklet reflects plan design and rates in effect beginning September 1, 2015 and through June 30, 2016.
BENEFIT ENROLLMENT FOR NEW HIRES - PLAN YEAR: JULY 1, 2015 - JUNE 30, 2016 (HEALTH - PRESCRIPTION - LIFE - DENTAL - VISION - SUPPLMEMENTAL BENEFITS)
- Benefit Enrollment Booklet
- Health Plan Rate Sheet Effective September 1, 2015
- Health Plan Video
- Supplemental Benefits Information and Enrollment
- Open Enrollment FAQs
- eBenefits & Employee Self Service Login
- eBenefits & Employee Self-Service Quick Reference Guide