A Division of the Georgia Department of Community Health

Member Rates

Membership Overview & Rates

SHBP is comprised of three health insurance plans, each supported by its own fund:

  1. a plan for State employees (O.C.G.A. § 45-18-2),
  2. a plan for Teachers (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-891), and
  3. a plan for Public School employees (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-911) 

The plan covers the following individuals: 

  • State Employees
  • Teachers
  • Public School Employees
  • Members of the General Assembly
  • Annuitants including retired State Employees, Teachers, and Public School Employees who continued their SHBP coverage from Active to Retiree status with no break in coverage and who are receiving an annuity from ERS or TRS.
  • Former Employees with at least eight years of service as a State employee or with eight years of service with ERS or TRS as a Teacher or Public School employee.
  • Eligible Dependents of State Employees, Teachers, Public School Employees, Annuitants, and Former Employees.
  • Employees (and Eligible Dependents) of Federally Qualified Health Centers, Critical Access Hospitals and other entities prescribed by State law. 

The cost of SHBP coverage is based on rates set by the Board of Community Health and may be changed at any time by Board resolution.