Health Benefit Update - For Informational Purpose Only (Review links for more info)
- Senate Bill 1067
- This bill is intended to curb state spending and improve government efficiency, as it is estimated to save the State $691 million in total funds when fully implemented. The majority of changes will not take full effect until 2020.
- Dependent Eligibility Review
- Starting in November of 2017, PEBB will begin reviewing select member dependent records. The intent of this Dependent Eligibility Review Program is to make sure only those who are eligible are receiving PEBB benefits. This helps keep health care costs down.
- Wellness Manager
- In January 2017, Governor Brown signed an Executive Order regarding employee wellness that required PEBB to hire a Wellness Manager. The Wellness Manager will work with agency safety and wellness committees to develop wellness plans and convene a statewide Coordinating Council to provide guidance to agencies, PEBB and the Governor’s office on evidence-based worksite wellness.