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.
State Health Benefit Plan News
The Department of Community Health (DCH) State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) released an invitation for proposal (IFP) to qualified companies to increase the number of vendors that administer the state's health insurance plan. SHBP also plans to expand the type of plan design options for the 2015 plan year. DCH plans to announce the selected vendors on July 1, 2014, for the 2015 plan year.
The ultimate lineup being considered for the 2015 plan year is as follows:
- BCBSGa -- Gold, Silver, Bronze HRA (exclusively), statewide HMO, Medicare Advantage
- Second Statewide TPA -- HDHP (exclusively), statewide HMO, Medicare Advantage
- Third Vendor -- fully insured in-network-only for metro Atlanta service area
- The current Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) contract with Express Scripts Inc. and the current Wellness contract with Healthways Inc. would be renewed for the 2015 plan year.
ERS Board Voted "NO" On COLAs
The ERS Board Members voted against awarded a COLA during the Annual Meeting on April 17, 2014.
Click here for a list of the ERS Board Members