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How to Complete Your 2020 Open Enrollment



1. Check your Primary Care Clinic.

  • Cost level. Primary Care Clinics (PCC) can change cost levels each year, which affects how much you pay out of pocket (view the 2020 schedule of benefits here). During every Open Enrollment we recommend you check the cost level of your clinic for the following year. Review the 2020 clinic directory for your PCC. Also, remember the following: Another MN Advantage Health Plan carrier (BlueCross BlueShield, HealthPartners, PreferredOne) may offer your PCC at a lower cost level.
    • PCC only changes must be made directly with your health carrier and cannot be made through Self Service.
    • You can also change your PCC, even outside of Open Enrollment. Call your carrier directly to do so.
    • Make note of the PCC number, as you will need it when electing a new carrier or changing clinics within your existing carrier. PCC numbers will be different under each carrier.
  • Quality rating. The quality of health care can vary across providers. Minnesota Community Measurement is a local organization that provides quality ratings for Primary Care Clinics in the state. To review yours, go to their website at mnhealthscores.org

2. Complete your health assessment.

  • Save money and take a step towards improving your health. Complete the assessment and agree to receive a follow-up phone call to save $5 on office visit copays for you and your covered dependents in 2020. It's your gateway to a host of wellness programs offered through the State of Wellbeing powered by Virgin Pulse. 
  • Enroll in a State of Wellbeing program. With the Virgin Pulse platform you will be able to take advantage of many innovative wellbeing programs. No strings attached, you get the $5 savings for taking the assessment even if you do not enroll in a program.

3. Enroll or make benefit changes.

  • Go to Employee Self Service to make your enrollment elections.
  • Log in with your employee ID number and password. Don't have your ID number? Contact your HR office or locate it on the mailing label of the Open Enrollment newsletter mailed to your home in early October.
  • Make your elections. Select "Benefits Enrollment" from the Benefit menu. For more information, visit the Enrolling with Self Service page on the SEGIP website.
  • Enroll a dependent.
    • You will need the dependent’s Social Security Number and Primary Care Clinic number.
    • After Open Enrollment, SEGIP will send you instructions on how to verify the eligibility of your newly enrolled dependents. Verification must be submitted by the deadline on your verification letter. Dependents are not enrolled until they are verified (even if they receive a membership card).
  • Complete your election. Your enrollment is not finished until you click Accept. You will know you have finished when you reach the Confirmation Statement. 
  • Review your confirmation statement. Use this to make sure your elections are what you intended and all dependents have been added or dropped accordingly.
  • Deadline. You must complete your election and click on Accept no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 20, 2019. If you miss this deadline, your elections will not be made and you will be unable to make a new election until the next Open Enrollment or upon a qualified life event.

4. After Open Enrollment.

  • Membership cards. Watch your mail in December for new membership cards: 
    • Medical and Dental: All enrollees will receive a new card. Review the information on your card including clinic selection. Contact the customer service number on the back to make any corrections to avoid claim issues.
    • Pre-tax (121 Benefits): Members who are newly enrolled in the MDEA, HRA, BVEA, and those whose Benny card expires on December 31, 2019, will receive a new card. The Benny card has been replaced with the blue 121 Benefits debit card. Use your Benny card until it expires.
  • Verify newly enrolled dependents. After Open Enrollment, SEGIP will send you instructions on how to verify the eligibility of your newly enrolled dependents. Verification must be submitted to SEGIP by the deadline on your verification letter. Dependents are not enrolled until they are verified (even if they receive a membership card).
  • Check your Plan year 2020 coverages and cost. Log into your Employee Self Service after November 23, 2019, and select Benefit Summary under Benefits and change the date on this screen to 1/1/2020.

5. Rely on your benefits.

  • Most benefit changes: take effect right away on January 1, 2020, including medical, dental, employee accidental death and dismemberment, long term disability, Manager’s Life decreases to elimination period, life insurance increases (up to the maximum amount allowed during Open Enrollment), and pre-tax spending accounts. 
  • Life insurance increases: that are over the maximum amount allowed during Open Enrollment require proof of good health. The carrier will process your request when it receives your proof of good health documentation. Your election becomes effective when it is approved by the carrier. You will know it is approved and effective when you see the deductions being taken from your paycheck.
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