Advocating for Active and Retired
State Employees and Educators
The Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) is an organization focused on keeping retirees and prospective retirees from all parts of Georgia Government well informed about any impacts to promised retiree and health insurance benefits.
2015 SHBP Plans/Rates
The GSRA September Newsletter provides analyses of the 2015 benefits and rates that have been approved by the Board of Community Health for the State Health Benefit Plan. The bottom line is that if you are under age 65 and want to continue with your current option, there are no rate increases but the co-payments have been dropped or changed; if you want to stay in a plan that has co-payments for doctor’s visits, you will want to move to an HMO option and pay more in premiums than you are currently paying.
If you are age 65+, staying with BCBS will mean a TREMENDOUS premium increase—771% for individual Standard or 312% for individual Premium. UHC is providing a rate that is the same or just a little more for the Medicare Advantage Plan options. Please carefully review the material that you receive from the SHBP. The benefit provisions for MAP have not been announced.
DCH has responded that all retirees will be mailed a “Decision Guide” at the address they have on file, so if you have changed your address in the last two years, contact the SHBP to update your address.
(Note: the newsletter is available to “members only”. Members should “log-in” to view the newsletter, and non-members should consider joining GSRA.)
GSRA invites you to join us at the
2014 GSRA Annual Meeting
Decision 2014 - Electing Georgia's Leaders!
Featuring Governor Nathan Deal and State Senator Jason Carter
October 6-7, 2014
Anderson Conference Center