Retiree Benefits Bulletin
Please review the 2016-2017 Retiree Benefits Bulletin for information on insurance rates, and plan changes for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Review step-by-step examples of how claims are paid by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Medicare, and the resulting member's responsibility with the new plan changes:
State Health Plan PPO:
- Blue Care Network
- Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
- Physician's Health Plan (PHP)
- Non-Medicare (PDF)
- Priority Health
PPO/HMO Comparison Charts:
HMO Medicare Advantage (MA) Coverage Maps
Retirees or dependents enrolled in Medicare who wish to enroll in an HMO Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, please review the maps below to determine if there is coverage available in your area.
Please note if you or your dependents are not enrolled in Medicare and you wish to enroll in an HMO please use the Zip Code Tool to determine if there is coverage available in your area.
Flu Shots - Participating Locations (For State Health Plan Enrollees)
Every year, as much as 20% of the U.S. population comes down with the flu. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone over the age of six months. The following link provides resources for Medicare-eligible and non-Medicare eligible retirees enrolled in the State Health Plan PPO to find Participating Pharmacy Locations for an annual flu shot.
Prescription Drug Plan Information
Starting 1/1/17 OptumRx is the Prescription Drug Manager for the State Health Plan PPO. For further details about the new prescription drug plan, review the following links:
Active Employees and Non-Medicare Retirees
Medicare Eligible Retirees
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Dental, Vision, and Life Benefits
Retiree Benefit Booklets
- Dental Retiree Benefit Booklet (PDF)
- Vision Retiree Benefit Booklet (PDF)
- Life Retiree Benefit Booklet (PDF)
Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation: Change your life insurance beneficiary by submitting the Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation (R0782GHB) (PDF) to the Office of Retirement Services
Other Retirement Information
- Office of Retirement Services (ORS) Information: