Choosing Your Health Plan


You have choices when it comes to your health care coverage.  Choosing the appropriate health plan for you and your family may be easier than you think!

You have choices when it comes to your health care coverage.  Choosing the appropriate health plan for you and your family is easier than you think!

The State Employee Health Plan offers two health plan options:

  • Plan A
  • Plan C with Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).

Please review the Health Plan Comparison Chart at the back of this book to see the differences in the Deductible, Coinsurance and Out Of Pocket maximums for Plans A and C. 

Each option is designed differently (for example, Deductibles, Coinsurance and Out Of Pocket maximums) and each health plan vendor offers unique features.  Be sure to consider these features before making your selection.

There are two health plan vendors:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Each health plan vendor has a unique network of contracting providers.  Since Network Providers agree to accept the plan allowance as payment in full, using Network Providers saves you money!  Non Network Providers have not agreed to accept the plan allowance, so in addition to your required Out Of Pocket, any amount above the plan allowance will be your responsibility. 

Provider Directories are listed on each vendor page on our website - www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/default.htm

  • Access to a broad network of providers nationwide which allows you flexibility in obtaining care with coverage for both Network and Non Network Providers.
  • 100 percent coverage for certain preventive care services, such as an annual preventive exam, colonoscopy, mammograms and age-appropriate immunizations (including flu shots).
  • Policies have no lifetime maximum.
  • Prescription drug coverage through Caremark. See page 12 for details.
  • Preferred Lab Benefit programs available through either Quest Diagnostics or Stormont-Vail HealthCare.
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions during the enrollment process to open the Health Savings Account.
  • Register their Health Reimbursement Account with US Bank at www.mycdh.optum.com in order to  have the employer contributions deposited and view account details.
  • Premiums for coverage are lower than those for Plan A.
  • Your employer provides you with a contribution to your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) that can be used towards your Deductible and/or Coinsurance.
  • Most covered services are subject to the Deductible and/or Coinsurance. See the Health Plan Comparison Chart included with this booklet to see the Deductibles, Coinsurance and Out Of Pocket costs.
  • The Plan C Caremark Preferred Drug List is the same as Plan A’s Preferred Drug List. With Plan C, prescription drug purchases are subject to the Deductible and Coinsurance tier level. Network claims for covered prescription drugs are subject to the Deductible then the appropriate tier level Conisurance applies until the Out Of Pocket is met.