A Division of the Georgia Department of Community Health

Retiree Option Change Period

Retiree Option Change Period for Plan Year 2019
Begins Monday, October 15 – Friday, November 2, 2018
 
Welcome to the State Health Benefit Plan’s (SHBP) 2018 Retiree Option Change Period (ROCP) for the 2019 Plan Year. ROCP gives our members the opportunity to review current Plan Options and make changes to coverage based on needs.*
 
Retiree Decision Guide
 
The 2019 Retiree Decision Guide provides information on new identification cards, ROCP responsibilities, how to make an election, benefits comparison charts, and more.
 
Make Your Election
  • SHBP Enrollment Portal 24 Hours a Day/7 Days Per Week
  • SHBP Member Services Extended Hours for OE and ROCP: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET (normally to 5:00 p.m. ET) and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Attend an Education Session

Click here to view 2018 ROCP Educational Sessions

Additional Information

What if I Do Not Take Any Action?

If SHBP does not receive an election from you through the website, or by contacting SHBP Member Services, you have made a decision to take the default coverage below:
 
  • Currently Enrolled in a SHBP Medicare Advantage Plan Option in 2018: If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drugs (MAPD) Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan Option in 2018, you will remain in your current Medicare Advantage Plan Option and Tier with your current Medical Claims Administrator for the 2019 Plan Year.
  • Currently Enrolled in a SHBP Commercial (non-Medicare Advantage) Plan Option in 2018: If you are enrolled in a Commercial (non-Medicare Advantage Plan) Option in 2018, you will remain in your current Plan Option and Tier with your current Medical Claims Administrator in 2019.
  • Currently Enrolled in TRICARE Supplement in 2018: If you are enrolled in the TRICARE Supplement in 2018, you will remain enrolled in the TRICARE Supplement for 2019.
 
NOTE: If you paid a Tobacco Surcharge in 2018, it will continue to apply. If you did not pay a Tobacco Surcharge in 2018, you will not pay one if you default coverage.
 
*During the ROCP, enrolled Retirees shall be given an opportunity to change their Plan Option to any Plan Option for which the Retiree is eligible.  Retirees cannot change their Tier (i.e., add dependents) during the ROCP.