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Posted on May 17, 2011 by wisdomovertime
Yes and No Voters…There is not a health plan that has been “created” yet … read the framework agreement.
If you call Anthem Insurance (as I did today) they will tell you there is no “value added” or “value based” program for State Employees to send you information about. This agreement allows the Malloy administration and Union leaders to “create” whatever they want. If you vote yes… you are voting for something that does not exist yet….there is no plan ….only a concept! This plan could end up costing you thousands “out of pocket” and you are not being told that!
Can you answer these questions based on the info you have been provided in the framework?
Is your family covered? or only the State Employee? If so, are they also required to sign a binding “commitment contract” and comply? How much does it cost per family member? Are family members held to the same standards as employees?
What is the cost for a family plan where the employee decides for the opt out and pay the $100 fee instead of the joining the compliance plan? Is it $100 for each family member?
Other than preventive care….what is covered?
What is the reimbursement rate and how much are the co-pays for diagnostics not related to preventive care?
Do they pay for MRI’s or Ultrasounds…what is your share?
Surgery room expenses?
Would they pay for a needed knee replacement or tell you that what you get is a cane and pain meds?
Do they pay for psychotherapy or are you required to take psych meds instead….or would you be forced to take them to comply with the health management team?
Will your children/family members be mandated to take “needed” vaccinations because your Doctor recommends them as part of their health care plan( ie . will your daughter be forced to receive the Guardasil Vaccine which still is being studied for it’s long term effects?
Define non-compliance with the plan completely.
These questions need to be answered before the vote is taken. “Value Added” and “Value Based” Healthcare is a whole different concept than what you are used to dealing with! Call the number on your insurance card and ask the representative for information for the announced “State Employees Value Added plan”
As I was told earlier today…they have no information about it, yet this plan is supposed to start up July 1, 2011….???
We do not have enough info to vote on this package!