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ALERT – Corrected 2018 RHIPA Rates

If you are receiving the Retiree Health Insurance Premium Account (RHIPA) subsidy, please be aware that the 2018 rates published prior to November 20th, 2017 are incorrect.

This update will change the 2018 RHIPA premium rates to be slightly higher, $3.00 to $6.00 depending on which premium tier you are eligible for. Once the calculations are updated, PHIP will mail RHIPA rate sheets to those members who are enrolled in a non-Medicare PHIP plan and receiving the RHIPA premium subsidy.

For questions regarding the new rates, please contact PHIP Customer Service at (800) 768-7377.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sincerely,
PHIP

ATTENTION – PRESENTATION SCHEDULE CANCELLATIONS DUE TO OREGON FIRES

Due to hazardous conditions caused by numerous fires throughout the State of Oregon the following presentations have been cancelled.

Monday, September 18th – The Dalles
Tuesday, September 19th – Pendleton
Wednesday, September 20th – Prineville

2017 PHIP Plan Change Presentation Schedule

**THE FOLLOWING MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AS PLANNED**

Monday, September 25th – Medford
Tuesday, September 26th – Coos Bay

PHIP will not be rescheduling these meetings. Thank you for understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

PERS Health Insurance Program

ALERT – PacificSource Medicare Rate Correction in the 2018 PHIP Benefit & Rate Guide

Attention PacificSource members:

The PacificSource Medicare rates in the 2018 PHIP Benefit & Rate Guide were printed incorrectly. You can view the correct rates in the 2018 PHIP Member Handbook & Benefit guide or view them on the 2018 PHIP Premium Rate sheet here.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

PERS Health Insurance Program

2018 Rates and Benefits Available Now

PHIP offers an annual plan change period from October 1 to November 15. During this time you can change your medical and/or dental plan to a plan available within your residing area. This annual plan change period is not an opportunity to add dental or dependents. Changes made during this period will become effective on January 1.

To make a plan change, you must fill out both a PHIP Disenrollment Form for the plan you are ending and an Enrollment Request form for the new coverage.

If you do not submit a change during this period, you will not be able change your enrollment midyear, unless you experience a family status change or new enrollment opportunity

Notice: Submit both forms before the November 15 deadline.

To view 2018 rates and benefits Read Now…

PHIP Portland Health Fair – Thursday, May 25, 2017

You’re invited to the PHIP Spring Health Fair

As a PHIP member and PERS retiree, you are invited to attend our Portland PERS Health Fair. Please join us for free activities and services provided by local partners. To RSVP, please call Carrie Townsend at 503-412-4019 or toll-free at 877-277-7281, ext. 4019 by May 15, 2017.

When:
Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:30am – 12pm

Where:
Embassy Suites, Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220
Complimentary parking available

Free activities and services

  • Health insurance carriers available on-site to answer benefit questions
  • Chair massages
  • Health cooking demo at 10:30am
  • Wellness knowledge bingo at 11:30am
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Screenings
    • Medication review with pharmacist (please bring a list of your current medications)
    • Blood pressure
    • Blood sugar

Spring Health Fair Invitation

PHIP 2017 New Enrollment Presentations

The PERS Health Insurance Program (PHIP) has scheduled New Enrollment presentations throughout the year in the Portland Metro area, Salem and surrounding areas and Bend, for those retirees who will become Medicare eligible whether due to turning 65 years of age or due to disability within the next 12 months. We also encourage PERS members to attend who may be considering retirement within the next year and have questions regarding their healthcare options at retirement.

These meetings include:

  • Medicare enrollment timelines
  • PHIP program overview and enrollment
  • Overview of medical and dental plans

Meetings last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours

NOTE: Space is limited at the Tigard location; pre-registration is required.

2017 New Enrollment Presentation Schedule

2017 PHIP Premium Rates Change Effective January 1

Effective January 1, the 2017 PERS Health Insurance Program (PHIP) premiums will take effect.

For PHIP members who have health insurance premiums deducted directly from a pension benefit, your monthly direct deposit will automatically adjust to reflect the new premium rate. If the new monthly premium exceeds the monthly PERS pension benefit, PHIP will notify you by mail.

For PHIP members who have health insurance premiums deducted directly from a checking or savings account through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), your EFT will automatically adjust to the new premium rate. Please make sure funds are available for the January 1 change.

If you are currently enrolled in bill-pay through your bank, you will need to notify your bank of this change.

If you have any questions, a PHIP Customer Service Representative is available to assist you between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM PST at 503-224-7377 or 1-(800)-768-7377.

PHIP Salem Health Fair – Thursday, October 20, 2016

You’re invited to the PHIP Fall Health Fair

As a PHIP member and PERS retiree, you are invited to attend our Salem PERS Health Fair. Please join us for free activities and services provided by local partners. To RSVP, please call Carrie Townsend at 503-412-4019 or toll-free at 877-277-7281, ext. 4019 by October 15, 2016.

When:
October 20, 2016 9:30am – 12pm

Where:
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Cascade Hall
2330 17th St. NE, Salem, OR

Free activities and services

  • Health insurance carriers available on-site to answer benefit questions
  • Chair massages
  • Health cooking demo
  • Wellness bingo, 11:30am
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Screenings
    • Medication review with pharmacist (please bring a list of your current medications)
    • Blood pressure
    • Blood glucose
    • Bone density

Spring Health Fair Invitation