There will be a required premium increase of 0.5%, which is necessary due to the 80/20 law. The state contributed additional funding, which then requires employee premiums to be increased.
The plan will move from having 10 separate salary index codes for premium determination, to just 5 salary index codes in $30,000 increments from $0 to $120,000 and above.
There will be four coverage tiers: employee only, employee and child(ren), employee and spouse (two spouses – no children), and family (employee, spouse and child(ren).
The family with employee spouse tier (two public employees married to each other) will no longer be offered.
Total family income will be used as the basis for calculating premiums in the ‘employee and spouse’ and ‘family’ coverage tiers.
Total family income is only applied when the spouse is covered.
3. For Medicare Retirees in the Humana Plan beginning January 1, 2019,
The Generic Drug copayment will increase from $5 to $10 for a 30-day supply.
The Preferred Brand Drug copayment will increase from $15 to $25 for a 30-day supply. This also applies to Humana members with Benefit Assistance.