Today healthcare is on everyone’s mind — how to provide it, how to pay for it, how to improve it. GE has been exploring these questions too. As a result, we’re changing the way we provide health benefits.
GE Health Choice Timeline
GE Health Choice guide mailed to homes
Sept. 28–Oct 8
Summary of medical claims sent to homes by Thomson Reuters
Sept. 28–Dec. 1
Nov. 9–Nov 27
Annual Enrollment for Energy Infrastructure and Technology Infrastructure. My Enrollment Guide available
Nov. 16–Dec 4
Annual Enrollment for Corporate, GE Capital, NBC Universal, Consumer & Industrial. My Enrollment Guide available
By Dec. 31
Welcome packages with ID cards arrive to homes
New benefits plan takes effect
For you and your family, this switch may be a big change. So you need to get involved with this material. Take notes. Research the options. Discuss it with your family. Think about your key issues and what’s most important to you. Use the Checklist below to ensure that you have covered the most important topics and activities. This web site will help you sort through your options, and provide key information you need to make your decision.
To help you estimate your 2010 expenses, GE asked Thomson Reuters to send you a summary of your healthcare claims costs. It covers all medical services you and your covered dependents received from January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. You should have received your personalized letter directly from Thomson Reuters.
Prepare for November
You must make an election this November. But don’t wait. Start your decision process now, and give yourself enough time to make a truly informed choice.
GE Medical Benefits, GE Health Care Preferred and the alternative health plans will no longer be available to you as of January 1, 2010. The shift to GE Health Choice will not affect your dental and vision coverage.
In-person and teleconference meetings may be available in your local area. If so, try to attend. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions and get informed. Go to the Informational Meetings Page to learn more.
- This guide provides highlights of GE health benefits plans effective January 1, 2010. If there are any conflicts between this site and Your Benefits Handbook (to be issued in 2010), refer to the handbook.
- Some employees may be ineligible to participate in GE Benefits.