The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and its State Health Benefit Plan Division serve 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.
2014 Plan Year Information Update
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 our FAQs. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
2014 SHBP Health Plan Vendors
Register online at www.bcbsga.com/shbp for easy access to your health benefits and more.
Register online at www.BeWellSHBP.com to start earning your incentives, completing your Well-Being Assessment, scheduling your biometric screening and taking healthy actions.
Register online at www.express-scripts.com/GeorgiaSHBP for prescription orders, pricing and more.
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 2013 (January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013) 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.
In August 2013, SHBP launched its 24/7 Enrollment Portal: www.mySHBPga.adp.com. Convenient, accessible and easy-to-use, the portal serves as the primary point of enrollment for the Plan’s annual Open Enrollment and Retiree Option Change Period. In addition, new hires will use the portal for enrollment and current members (including Active and Retired Employees) can easily access the portal to make eligibility and enrollment changes brought about due to a Qualifying Event.
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 ("HIPAA") of 1996. Please refer to the HIPAA Privacy Notice for more information about how your PHI is used and shared.