The Medical Plan provides high-quality coverage for enrolled employees and their eligible family members. It includes comprehensive benefits, including preventive care; hospital, medical/surgical, and behavioral health benefits; prescription drug coverage; and special features to improve your health and well-being. The following information is intended to help plan members understand and use their medical benefits.
Depending on the benefits offered by your employer, you may elect one of three medical coverage options. All three options cover the same types of medical care and treatment except where otherwise noted.
High deductible health plan (HDHP), which may be offered with a health savings account (HSA)
In addition to providing benefits when you’re sick or injured, medical coverage through the Board includes many features and resources to help you maintain and improve your health and well-being:
You can get the most from your medical coverage by choosing network providers, using the emergency room only when appropriate, and getting advance approval, when required, for non-urgent hospital admissions and certain tests.
You and your eligible family members may enroll in medical coverage when you first become eligible or during annual enrollment in the fall.
If your coverage under the Medical Plan is ending, you and/or your eligible family members may be able to extend your coverage for a limited time.