Info about health self-insurance proposal

In an effort to provide up-to-date information regarding the proposed self-insured health insurance, the UW–Madison Office of Human Resources (OHR) will be posting questions received and adding answers as they become available. The Group Insurance Board (GIB) voted to move Wisconsin to a self-insured health insurance model for state workers effective Jan. 1, 2018.  The proposed change still requires approval by the State Legislature.  The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has stated that the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee needs to approve self-insurance contracts by May 1, 2017 in order to implement the change by January 2018 as planned. If approved, OHR will hold educational sessions for UW-Madison employees.

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