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Updates from the State of New Mexico Group Benefits Plan

Information specific to COVID-19

• All testing AND treatment for COVID-19 related conditions will be paid at 100% under the State of New Mexico Group Benefits Plan. This means there will be no co-payment, deductible or coinsurance that will apply to these services. Please seek care for yourself and your family if needed.

• The New Mexico Department of Health has established a Coronavirus Hotline: 1-855-600-3453.


Welcome to the news & information website for participants of the State of New Mexico Group Benefits Plan. This site acts as your one-stop-shop for benefits and enrollment.

The State’s General Services Department Risk Management Division, Employee Benefits Bureau (EBB), is responsible for the procurement and oversight of employee benefits - including Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance. EBB insures approximately 68,000 State of New Mexico and Local Public Body employees and family members. The State’s Group Benefits Plan also offers COBRA, Flexible Spending Account Programs, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Erisa Administrative Services, Inc. (Erisa) is the State’s Third Party Administrator. They provide benefits administration to all plan participants, and offer knowledgeable staff to answer your questions.


 
2020 Benefit elections payroll deduction schedule
The Employee Benefits Bureau would like to inform our members of a slight change to the 2020 Benefit elections payroll deduction schedule.
First FSA deductions will be taken on 1/3 and continue on throughout the 2020 plan year
·If members made changes to their health benefits, the new deductions will commence with pay advice of 1/17 and continue through the 2020 plan year
If you have concerns regarding your deductions, please contact Erisa at 1-855-618-1800

PREMIUM REMINDER
Please be sure to look carefully at your pay advice on a regular basis, to confirm that you have all the correct benefit coverages you elected (including correct premiums for spouse/domestic partner/children, if applicable). If your deduction does not look correct, please contact Erisa at (505) 244-6000 or (855) 618-1800.
 

 
Fiscal Year 2021 Premium Rates for Benefits
SoNM Employees
A premium rate increase of 3% will go into effect July 1, 2020 for Fiscal Year 2021. This premium increase will apply to ALL premiums for both employee, as well as employer, which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Disability and Admin Fees. A new monthly premium rate sheet will be available soon, which will identify the new rates effective July 1st, 2020. Questions regarding the premium increases? Please contact Erisa Administrative Services. Premium increase announcement can be found here: (State Employee Announcement).
The Health Benefits Fund is a group risk pool administered by the Risk Management Division (RMD), Employee Benefits Bureau (EBB), who is committed to keeping annual premium increases as low as possible. EBB continues to work hard to give our members information, tools, and programs to help improve their health as well as reduce expenses to the fund.
LPB Employees
A premium rate increase of 3% will go into effect July 1, 2020 for Fiscal Year 2021. This premium increase will apply to ALL premiums for both employee, as well as employer, which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Disability and Admin Fees. A new monthly premium rate sheet will be available soon, which will identify the new rates effective July 1st, 2020. Questions regarding the premium increases? Please contact Erisa Administrative Services. Premium increase announcement can be found here: (LPB Employee Announcement).
 
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