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MPSERS recommendations for 2017-2018

May 31, 2017

May 18, 2017 the MPSERS Board met to make the following recommendations for 2017-18 for members who have Medicare and Non Medicare Plus Blue Group PPO.

Medical Plan

  • Add 100% coverage for annual physical exams for Medicare members and add 100% coverage for annual labs when done in conjunction with an annual routine physical exam.
  • Implement the TruHearing Select network
  1. $45 for audiometric exam
  2. $499 copay per hearing aid for advanced aids
  3. $799 copay for hearing aid for premium aids
  • Emergency room copay recommendation is $150 copay per visit. Urgent Care copay would be $50 per visit.

Prescription Drug Program

  • The recommendation is to increase the drug out-of-pocket maximum to $1,500 (currently $1,000) effective January 1, 2018.

Vision Plan

  • The recommendation is to update the exam/frame copay to $10/$25 (was $10/$15).

Dental Plan

  • The recommendation is to add $50 per person deductible for basic and major services when members choose a non-PPO dentist.

If you have questions or concerns about the insurance recommendations for January 1, 2018 you should attend a Health Insurance Review Committee hearing at the Office of Retirement Services on June 21, 2017 or June 23, 2017. A map to the ORS building can be viewed by clicking here.