State of Maine Health & Benefits:
Open Enrollment 2014 is now closed (deadline was May 30, 2014)
You can make changes to your health, dental and vision insurance plans each year during open enrollment or within 60 days of a qualifying life event (e.g. marriage, birth, adoption, etc.)
What changed for the new plan year that began July 1, 2014? The dental and vision plans remained the same with no change in premium, coverage or out-of-pocket expenses. The health plan for active employees and non-Medicare retirees experienced two changes. One, the premiums increased about 3% for both the member and the employer. Two, the emergency room copay increased to $300 (still waived if admitted). Please note, the copay for urgent care facilities and walk-in clinics remain $25. Learn more about your options.