The ISMA is pleased to announce that rates for its group health insurance plan with Anthem will increase only 4.6 percent for policies renewing July 1. This is the lowest medical rate increase since 1998.
All requests for July 1 changes must be postmarked by June 30.
If your family or practice is insured with the ISMA group health insurance program and your policy renews July 1, you can now request changes in your medical plans or add dental coverage. This activity is allowed only on the July 1 renewal date each year.
Also on July 1, employees who previously waived coverage can enroll, and insured employees who previously waived coverage for dependents can add them without a special qualifying event. Subscribers may delete dental or remove dependents as well.
Renewal packets were mailed the first week of May that included Plan Options and Rates illustrations listing rates for current plan selections and all other available plan options.
To renew your current option, simply pay your premium notice by June 30. To request a change for your entire group (e.g., change medical plans or add dental), email Jolene or fax a note to her at (317) 261-2235.
To request a change for specific employees (e.g., add dependent), fax a completed Anthem Enrollment Application to the ISMA Insurance Department at (317) 261-2235 or send it as an email attachment to Jolene. Print an Enrollment Application from the Health Administration menu on the ISMA Insurance Agency website.
To have a form faxed or mailed to you, call the ISMA at (800) 257-4762 and ask for the Insurance Department. Use the same number to call us with your questions; ask for Jolene, Donna or Tom.