Open Enrollment for 2022

Open Enrollment is Now CLOSED.
Elections made during the open enrollment period will go into effect January 1, 2022

AlaskaCare Benefits
Voluntary Benefits
FAQs

Open Enrollment through the Division of Retirement and Benefits occurs every November and includes many participants. Learn about all the benefits that apply to you by clicking on the green buttons above.

  • AlaskaCare Benefits: For eligible State of Alaska employees who participate in the AlaskaCare health plan to choose medical, dental, and vision benefits as well as to choose to participate in a Health Flexible Spending Account (HFSA).

  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits (VSB): For any eligible employee of the State of Alaska or participating Political sub-divisions to choose VSB, including Life insurance, Critical Illness, and Disability insurances.

If you are unsure what plan you participate in, click here.

Benefit Highlights for 2022

  • Covered Drugs for 2022: Premium Drug Formulary
    The OptumRx Premium Formulary is a list of medications, pharmacy care products, and services or supplies that have been evaluated by a team of clinical experts and chosen for their safety, cost, and effectiveness. Your AlaskaCare plan covers drugs that are listed on the Premium Formulary, and drugs that are not on the formulary will not be covered effective January 1, 2022. You can review the 2022 AlaskaCare Employee Plan Premium Formulary beginning in November. If you have a medical need to use a drug that is not listed on the Premium Formulary, you or your doctor should contact OptumRx at (855) 409-6999 to request an exception. If you are currently taking a medication that is not on the Premium Formulary you will receive a letter notifying you of the change and alternatives to discuss and review with your physician.

  • Get Moving with Hinge Health!
    Hinge Health can help whether you have chronic or sudden joint pain, are recovering from an injury, or just want more strength and flexibility. Hinge Health offers innovative digital care programs that connect you with a physical therapist or personalized health coach to help you manage musculoskeletal conditions such as back, knee, hip, neck and shoulder pain. Hinge Health’s programs are available at no cost to you and your family members age 18+. You can reach Hinge Health’s Member Care Advocates at (855) 902-2777. Enroll in Hinge Health Now!

  • Updated premiums for 2022.
    Be sure to review the updated plan premiums effective January 1, 2022.

  • Behavioral Health Support at Your Fingertips.
    Teladoc® now includes behavioral health consultations with a $0 copay. Their board-certified psychiatrists and licensed psychologists, social workers, and family/marriage therapists can help with depression, anxiety, stress, panic disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, work-related issues, personal issues, and more. You can choose a therapist or psychiatrist who fits your needs and schedule visits 7 days a week, 7am to 9pm, from wherever you are most comfortable. Visit the Teladoc® website or you can call Teladoc® at (855) 835-2362 to request a consult by phone.

  • Access to Anchorage-Area Hospitals
    Providence Alaska Medical Center and Alaska Regional Hospital are both in-network for AlaskaCare Employee plan members. If you receive care in the Anchorage-area, you will save no matter where you go. Network hospitals and facilities have partnered with AlaskaCare to keep your costs low by offering you discounted rates. We've also expanded the network to include more freestanding surgical and imaging centers in the Anchorage area. A larger network means more choice for you! Find a network provider near you with the DOC Finder Tool or call the Aetna Concierge at (855) 784-8646.

  • Remember! You still have great access to high-quality providers at lower costs through the SurgeryPlus network.
    If you are considering elective surgeries learn how you can save money through SurgeryPlus.

Learn more about premiums and plan benefits here.

For more information, please refer to the AlaskaCare Employee Open Enrollment Guide [PDF].