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Employee Benefits

Announcements:

Limited Pay-Period Premium Holidays for employees in the State Dental, Preventive Dental, and Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance plans will be in effect from the 4/14/22 pay date through the 7/21/22 pay date, and for employees in the State Vision Plan from the 1/6/22 pay date through the 12/22/22 pay date. Coverage will continue uninterrupted. Visit the Premium Holidays page for more information.

Federal No Surprises Act: The federal government issued the "transparency in coverage" final rule under the Federal No Surprises Act. The rule provides protection against balance or "surprise" billing under certain circumstances, and phases in new transparency requirements on most group health plans and health insurers. Visit the Federal No Surprises Act page for more information. 

MSPTA-Represented Employee Benefit Update: A number of plan improvements have been made to the benefits available to members of the Michigan State Police Troopers Association (MSPTA) - represented (T01) employees. For information, review the 2022 MSPTA Benefits Bulletin.

COVID-19 Insurance Carrier Coverage Guide contains resources related to covered services provided by each State-sponsored health insurance carrier. These carriers are required to cover up to eight at-home over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests, authorized by the FDA, every 30-days (or calendar month) for each covered member, beginning January 15, 2022 for commercial members.

At-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests purchased by Medicare-eligible members are not covered by the State-sponsored insurance carriers and are not eligible for reimbursement. However, Medicare covers up to eight at-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests each calendar month at no cost when enrolled in Part B, by using the red, white and blue Medicare card.

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. Details can be found at covidtests.gov.