With medical coverage through the Board, you can use Centers of Excellence to get quality medical outcomes for certain procedures at lower out-of-pocket costs.
If you have a serious surgery coming up, consider how Centers of Excellence specialty benefits might improve your outcome and lower your cost. These benefits are available to employees and their family members enrolled in the active Medical Plan (PPO, EPO, or HDHP).*
Centers of Excellence are hospitals, providers, or groups that meet high quality and cost standards for certain services. You can use Centers of Excellence to get quality medical outcomes for certain procedures at lower out-of-pocket costs for you.
When you have certain procedures in the following four areas performed at a Center of Excellence, the plan will pay 100 percent of allowable charges after you meet the annual plan deductible:
An added plus is that if you have to travel more than 100 miles to a Center of Excellence, you are eligible for a travel benefit of up to $10,000 to cover expenses for yourself and a companion.
Here’s how to find out if your hospital is a Center of Excellence:
Learn more about using Centers of Excellence specialty benefits, or call the Board of Pensions at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN) for more information.
* These benefits are not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, GeoBlue, or the Medicare Supplement Plan.