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2014 Plan Design Changes

To learn more about the 2014 SHBP Plan Design changes announced at the January 27, 2014, Board of Community Health meeting, read the updated Decision Guides, SBCs, and FAQs. New insurance cards reflecting these plan design changes were mailed on March 10, 2014.  Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Decision Guides, rates and more are shown below for SHBP Members (i.e., active employees and new hires).

For 2014, members will experience a number of positive enhancements as a result of the new SHBP plan options. These options (listed below) are designed to provide members with affordable premiums and their choice of plan options that best meets their needs.

Claims administration is provided by:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia – Medical
  • Express Scripts, Inc. – Pharmacy
  • Healthways, Inc. – Wellness Programs and Incentives

Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) Plan Options

  • Gold HRA
  • Silver HRA
  • Bronze HRA

All plan options are consumer-driven, offering medical, wellness and pharmacy benefits.

Prescription benefits are the same in each HRA plan option (i.e., Gold, Silver, Bronze).

All members receive a starting balance of spending dollars in an HRA account.  Additional HRA dollars can be earned through the satisfactory completion of action-based wellness program incentives.

All HRA plan options are now wellness options.

HMO and HDHP plan options are no longer available through SHBP.

Other Plan Options (not administered by SHBP)

  • The TRICARE Supplement is available to those members enrolled in TRICARE.
  • PeachCare for Kids® continues to be available to the children of eligible SHBP members.

Additional Information

Member rates are established by the Board of Community Health.  For the Board rate resolutions, which describe subsidized rates, unsubsidized rates and subsidy policies, see Plan Documents.

More information can be found on this website under Plan Documents and Health Plans and Programs. The complete terms and conditions of the plan options are set forth in the Plan Documents.

 2014 Plan Information for Active Employees

Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Gold, Silver, Bronze Plan information, Pharmacy information and Glossary - English

 Gold, Silver, Bronze Plan information, Pharmacy information and Glossary - Spanish

Summary Plan Descriptions

2014 Eligibility and Enrollment Provisions

 2014 Summary Plan Description (SPD) - Posted 01/06/14


 2014 Coinsurance Waiver Drug List - Updated 12/17/13

 2014 Pre-Retirement Presentation - Posted 12/27/14

Decision Guide

2014 Active Employee Decision Guide  - Updated 03/10/14


 2014 Rates – Approved LWOP Unsubsidized - January 2014 - Posted 01/22/14

2014 Rates - Active Rates - Approved LWOP - FMLA - Disb  - Military - Posted 10/28/13

2014 Rates - TRICARE Supplement

2014 Board of Education Member Rates - Updated 10/23/13


Be Well SHBP Wellness and Incentives Program for Non-Medicare Advantage Members –