Office of Management and Budget : Statewide Benefits Office



Important Message: The unsustainable growth of health care costs is a major challenge for all Delawareans. The Governor is concerned about the impact on State employees, which is why he proposed in his fiscal year 2016 operating budget to increase the State's investment in employee health care costs by $26.1 million, the biggest increase of any area in his FY2016 budget. On Friday, March 20th, the State Employee Benefits Committee voted to move forward with the premium increases as originally proposed at the February 20th and March 6th SEBC meetings in order to address a significant part of the $116.3M State Group Health Fund shortfall for FY2016. These premium changes are effective on July 1, 2015. On Friday, May 15th, the State Employee Benefits Committee took further action to balance the FY2016 Health Fund budget. The changes and rates approved by the State Employee Benefits Committee on May 15th will not go into effect until September 1, 2015; however, employees and non-Medicare pensioners are encouraged to consider these future changes when making their benefit decisions during Open Enrollment. More information on the vote taken at the meeting and the September 1, 2015 changes can be found on the SEBC page.

Monday, May 11, 2015, marked the start of the State of Delaware 2015 Open Enrollment. The health, dental and vision rates for FY2016 and which will be effective July 1, 2015 are provided below along with a wealth of information regarding the benefit options available for consideration during this open enrollment period. Please take the time to review the information carefully. The health, dental and vision plans remain the same; however, employees also have the option of a special open enrollment opportunity in the Group Universal Life (GUL) benefit offered by Minnesota Life as well as access to supplemental benefits (accident and critical illness coverage) through Aflac. Open enrollment ends on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

2015 Open Enrollment (May 11 - 28, 2015)

Last Updated: Thursday, 21-May-2015 09:31:17 EDT
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