For state active employees and retirees 64 and under, you are able to make changes to your Anthem health insurance plan and Cigna dental plans. For retirees 65 and older, you can make changes to your Cigna dental plan only.
For all state active employees and retirees, you should receive the Cigna information by mail during the Tuesday, May 10th - Monday, May 16th time period. The overview of the plans, plan rates, and the mail-in form to make changes to your plan will be included in this mailing.
However, you can find the full (digital) planner starting Monday, May 2nd at https://carecompass.ct.gov for review in advance of the consolidated mailer.
HERE is a Medical Decision Guide & HERE is a Dental Decision Guide, you can also click HERE to watch a video to learn about the Dental Options!
Online Retiree Benefit Q&A meetings are scheduled for Thursday, May 19th, and Wednesday, May 25th, both from 12:30-1:30 pm. These meetings will also be recorded so you can view them later at: https://carecompass.ct.gov/state/openenrollment. This site also has information for health insurance and dental, so if you are over the age of 65, just look for dental information, or click the Retiree tab at the top of the page. There will be no in-person Q&A meetings this year.
If you decide to not change your plans, you don’t need to do anything further and you will remain on the same plan.
If you need assistance at any time, contact Care Compass to speak with a personal Health Navigator: (866) 611-8005.
NEW PLAN NAMES
Health care can be confusing, and deciding which plan is right for you and your family can be challenging. To make it easier, there are new, simple names that can help you compare plans.
Quality First Select Access | Anthem name: State BlueCare Prime Tiered [POS]
This plan is the most affordable because it has the smallest network of doctors and providers. However, every provider in the network has a proven history of success in patient care, putting quality first.
Primary Care Access | Anthem name: State BlueCare Point of Enrollment Plus [POE-G Plus]
In this plan, you save on premiums by working directly with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) to coordinate your care. Your PCP will be required to refer you to specialists in the network.
Standard Access | Anthem name: State BlueCare Point of Enrollment [POE]
This plan covers all your care within the network and does not require referrals from your PCP. Out-of-network care is only covered for emergencies.
Expanded Access | Anthem name: State BlueCare Point of Service [POS]
The most expensive plan is also the most comprehensive. You can see any in-network provider with no referrals, and have up to 80% of costs covered outside the network.
The State Preferred plan is closed to new enrollment.
For More Open Enrollment information:
- For Employee/plan member benefit assistance:
- For Agency/Department contacts (ONLY), please contact the Central Benefits Unit: