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The UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Medical Plan (UHC Plan) will be discontinued December 31, 2017.  Current enrollees will receive information in the future about their options for coverage.  Employees who are Medicare eligible and are retiring this calendar year should be aware that the UHC Plan will be discontinued at the end of 2017.

The EUTF Board of Trustees has decided to extend the 2017 Active Employee Open Enrollment from April 28 to May 12, 2017, to give employees more time to make changes to their EUTF health benefits plans.  We will post the revised employer/employee contribution rates on the EUTF website once the bargaining units have reached an ...
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NEW – Premium Payment Options

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in .

Premium Payment Options You may use one of the payment options below to submit payment for EUTF health benefit premiums if you are one of the following: An active employee for which all or a portion of your health benefit premium deductions are not being deducted from your paycheck. A retiree that pays all or ...
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Frequently Asked Questions HMSA PPO 75/25 Medical Plan Q.1 How are health insurance premiums determined? A.1 Health insurance premiums are generally determined by three factors: benefit plan design, medical inflation and utilization. The benefit plan design determines the member’s cost share for services such as physician visits and prescription drugs. Medical inflation relates to the ...
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NEW – IRS FORMS 1095-B AND 1095-C

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 in .

Questions and Answers – Internal Revenue Service Forms: 1095-B Health Coverage 1095-C Employer-Provided health Insurance Offer and Coverage Background 2015 was the first tax year that employers and health plans were required to provide employees and participants in health plans with information on their health care coverage. Why am I getting this form? You are ...
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The Open Enrollment period for Active Employee Health and Life insurance plans will be from April 3, 2017 through May 12, 2017.  Now is the time when you should stop and think about health coverage for yourself and your family and determine which plans will best meet your needs for the new plan year (July ...
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New – Student Certification

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 in .

Beginning in 2017, all dependent children ages 19-23 will be required to submit a student certification annually upon their birthdate, to remain enrolled in the EUTF plans as follows: Active Employee dependents ages 19-23, must be full-time students, unmarried and living with the subscriber (unless boarding at college or as required under a Qualified Medical ...
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NEW – Medicare Reminder

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in .

Are you Medicare eligible and covered under an EUTF retiree health plan? The Hawaii Revised Statutes 87A-23(4) requires that State and County retirees and their eligible dependents who are enrolled in EUTF retiree medical and/or prescription drug benefits plans, enroll in Medicare Part B when they become eligible. All retirees (and spouses/partners) enrolled in Medicare ...
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It’s never too early to start planning for your future!  Whether you plan to retire in a few months or a few years from now, bring your lunch and join us for a 45 minute pre-retirement workshop to learn about applying for your EUTF retiree health insurance benefits.  Topics covered will include: Dependent Eligibility Medicare ...
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NEW – DPO Quarterly Update

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in .

06-30-2016 Memo to DPO CPO: Transfers, Change in Public Employer and Life Insurance Enrollment Last Updated 11/18/2016 11-09-2016 Memo to DPO CPO: Submission of Supporting Documents & Information for Employees Thinking of Retiring Last Updated 11/18/2016