Be in control.

Get to know GE Health Choice, the new medical benefits plan for salaried GE employees, families and pre-65 salaried retirees in the U.S.

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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.

Your new insurance plan, GE Health Choice, will expand preventive coverage, provide you with tools to be healthy, and will protect you financially in the case of severe illness. Under GE Health Choice, the cost of healthcare for some employees will increase. As a result, you will need to become more responsible for how you spend your healthcare dollars.

GE Health Choice Timeline

  • Sept. 21–30

    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

    Employee informational meetings

  • 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

  • Jan. 1

    New benefits plan takes effect

Let’s Begin

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.

Notes

  • 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.