Shumlin: Blue Cross Blue Shield Awarded Contracts to Administer State Health Plan

Shumlin: Blue Cross Blue Shield Awarded Contracts to Administer State Health Plan

Governor Peter Shumlin announced Tuesday that Vermont has completed a competitive bidding process for health care for state workers.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Governor Peter Shumlin announced Tuesday that Vermont has completed a competitive bidding process for health care for state workers.

A press release says Vermont has awarded the contracts for administering the state employee medical plan to Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). Currently, the state contracts with Cigna to administer its state employee health care plan.

Shumlin says Express Scripts and Northeast Delta Dental will continue to provide pharmacy and dental coverage.

“I am pleased that these contracts will save taxpayers more than $10 million annually and that Vermont will be partnering with BCBS of Vermont to help improve the health and well-being of State employees and their families,” the Governor said. “This is a good deal for the employees, as well as the taxpayers.”

Vermont has more than 23,000 employees, retirees, and dependents insured under the state health plan. A press release says enrollees will continue to enjoy the same benefits under the Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as a new wellness program.

The new contract will take effect on January 1, 2014.
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