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How to Complete Your 2019 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 2019 schedule of benefits here). During every Open Enrollment we recommend you check the cost level of your clinic for the following year. Review the 2019 clinic directory for your PCC. Also remember the following:
    • Another MN Advantage Health Plan carrier ( BlueCross, HealthPartners, PreferredOne) may offer your PCC at a lower cost level.
    • 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 2019. 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 saving 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 December 19, 2018. 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. 
  • Deadline. You must complete your election and click on Accept no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2018. 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. Different vendors have different card replacement schedules. A new member card will be mailed to your home: 
    • All enrollees: BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota, Delta Dental, and HealthPartners Dental.
    • Newly enrolled members, and existing members, who changed their clinic or cost level: PreferredOne and HealthPartners.
    • Members who are newly enrolled in an MDEA, HRA, BVEA, and those whose Benny card expires on December 31, 2018: 121 Benefits (newly issued cards will be the 121 Benefits card).
  • 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 December 19, 2018. Dependents are not enrolled until they are verified (even if they receive a membership card).

5. Enjoy your benefits.

  •  Benefits take effect:
    • On January 1, 2019: Medical, dental, life insurance increases (up to allowed amounts specified during Open Enrollment), long term disability, Manager’s Life decreases to elimination period, and pre-tax spending accounts.
    • Upon completion of medical review: Life insurance over the specified amount requires proof of good health. The carrier will process your request when it receives your proof of good health. 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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