The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) serves as the state’s administrator of health insurance coverage for state employees, teachers, school system employees and retirees who continued coverage (including annuitants and former employees on extended coverage), and covered dependents. This health coverage is known as the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).
In the Health Plans & Programs section of our website, you’ll find further information about the health plan vendors for SHBP Plan Year 2013. Information about SHBP Plan Year 2014 is being added soon.
2014 Plan Year Information Update
2014 Initiatives and Plan Information
ADP website: www.mySHBPga.adp.com
2014 Decision Guides
Click here for the 2014 Retiree Decision Guide
Click here for the 2014 Active Employee Decision Guide
For the Plan Documents that contain the terms and conditions of coverage, including Summary Plan Descriptions, Summaries of Benefit Coverage, (SHBP Regulations, SHBP Policies, Board Resolutions, and Legal Notices visit the link shown here. Information for Plan Year 2012 (January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012) including Decision Guides, Rates and more is posted here under Plan Documents Archive.
Flexible benefits (i.e., for dental, vision, legal services, etc.) are not administered by SHBP. For many state employees, flexible benefits are administered through the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) through their GaBreeze web portal. For more information, visit www.GaBreeze.ga.gov or contact the GaBreeze Call Center at 1-877-342-7339. For more information about your Flexible Benefits, check with your employer’s HR department.
A Qualifying Event (QE) or life event change is defined as a personal change in status which may allow you to change your benefit elections. Examples of a QE are a change in marital status, number of dependents, employment status or eligibility for health coverage.The QE rules that apply to you will depend on whether you are an active employee, former employee continuing coverage, or a surviving spouse or surviving child. These rules are set forth in your SPD.
The Department of Community Health and the State Health Benefit Plan are committed to ensuring the privacy of SHBP members’ protected health information (PHI). We follow the information privacy rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, (“HIPAA”). Please refer to the HIPAA Privacy Notice for more information about how your PHI is used and shared.