AlaskaCare Draft Retiree Health Plan Booklet Hearings

Dear Members,
The public meetings to hear comments on the AlaskaCare Draft Retiree Health Plan Booklet will be held as published.  We did request an extension of the public meeting dates due to the short notification of the meetings.  Following the updated public notice is an emailed response from Retirement and Benefits, updating us on a Juneau meeting on March 7, that additional meetings will be scheduled in April, and that a call-in number for the Juneau meeting is forthcoming.
Please attend these meetings and let Retirement and Benefits hear your concerns about the draft health plan booklet.  It is confusing and we get inaccurate information from Aetna when we call them.  The plan booklet needs to be written for clarity and understanding by AlaskaCare participants, as well as Aetna representatives.

Public Notice on Retirement and Benefits website:

Meeting with Retirees

Please note: Open comment period for the Retiree Draft Health Plan Booklet has been extended to April 30, 2014.

  • Category: Retiree Draft Health Plan Booklet
  • Department: Administration
  • Publish Date: February 25, 2014
  • Location: Anchorage & Fairbanks

Notice of Public Meeting

The Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits will hold  informational meetings in Anchorage, on Monday, March 3, 2014, from 11  a.m. to 2 p.m. and in Fairbanks on Tuesday March 4, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose of the meetings is to answer retiree questions  about the draft retiree insurance booklet. Additional meetings will be scheduled in April.

Monday, March 3, 2014 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Anchorage meeting location:

  • Frontier Building
  • 3601 C Street, Room 880
  • Anchorage, Alaska

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.) Fairbanks meeting location:

  • Raven Landing Community Center
  • 949 McGown St
  • Fairbanks, Alaska

The State of Alaska, Department of Administration complies  with the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aids, services, or special modifications to participate in  this public meeting should contact Trudy Woodbury at (907) 465-3597 or  toll-free at (800) 821-2251 (TDD 465-2805) as soon as possible to make  any necessary arrangements.

View this public notice in OPN system…

Please note: Additional meetings will be scheduled in April. Details coming soon.

In addition to the above public notice, I received the following email from Michael Michaud, Division of Retirement and Benefits:
“We are extending the comment period through April 30th. We do plan to hold additional meetings in April. I will get more information on the April meeting, including call-in information by the end of next week.
 
We will hold a meeting in Juneau on Friday March 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm in the State Office Building, 10th Floor Commissioner’s Conference Room. I will provide additional information, including a call-in line for this meeting.”
Michele Michaud
Vendor Manager  addition
Division of Retirement and Benefits
Phone:  (907) 465-3225
FAX:   (907) 465-3086
Toll-Free: 1-800-821-2251

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