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.

2015 Open/Switch Enrollment for CY2016
Open/Switch Enrollment meetings begin October 1, 2015. Any elections or changes, during open enrollment, are effective January 1, 2016. Please refer to the 2015 Open Enrollment tab on the employee benefit website: www.mybenefitsnm.comfor complete details including the meeting events calendar.
We strongly suggest that employees view the pre-recorded Open Enrollment Webinar Events. Links to the recordings can be found by clicking on the 2015 Open Enrollment link above (or click here). There are important updates regarding Minnesota Life/Securian, as well as, changes to the pharmacy benefit with Express-Scripts.
This Fall Open/Switch Enrollment is for the following benefits:
Medical/Pharmacy, Dental and Vision (Premium Only Plan: POP – pre-tax premiums)
3 medical plans: Presbyterian HMO, BCBSNM HMO, and BCBSNM PPO
Pre-tax automatically happens; employees must opt out if they want post-tax deductions (LPBs see respective employers)
Employee Additional Supplemental Life and Dependent Life
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
The window for state employees to elect their changes on line is November 9, 2015 through November 25, 2015. Late changes will not be accepted.
If you work for a Local Public Body employer that has benefits through the state plan, your changes are due to your Human Resource office no later than October 31, 2015 or at their discretion. Please check with your employer.

Stay Well Health Center
The State of New Mexico is proud to offer state and local public body employees and their covered dependents an on-site health facility, the Stay Well Health Center. All services and medication dispensed at the Center are free!
The Stay Well Health Center focuses on prevention and wellness so that you can become healthier all-around. Together, we will make sure you have the proper tools and information to take care of you and your family.
Your confidentiality is our top priority. Whether you need urgent care or routine services, federal and state law along with company policy ensures your personal health records remain private with our partner, Cerner.
Free Flu Shot Events at the Stay Well Health Center to State and Local Public Body (LPB) employees and their eligible dependents covered under the State’s medical plan.
Monday, November 9, 2015 7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 7:00am – 6:00pm
click here to learn more about the Staff and services offered at the Stay Well Health Center.

The State of New Mexico Employee Benefits Bureau would like to announce changes for employees that will be effective July 1, 2015.
There will be a new Employee Assistance Program provider, The Solutions Group. Some of the program highlights are below. For more information see the links below:
Up to Six (6) free, confidential counseling sessions per occurrence
Access for all employees, family members living in same household and eligible dependents
24/7/365 access
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

State of New Mexico's Wellness Program
The State of New Mexico is getting ready to kick-off their second year of Wellness Screenings in 2015. These checkups are designed to help employees take control of their health.
The 2014 Checkups were an introduction to this brand new benefit. Results from this year's checkups will now be used as a baseline for which to compare future results in order to begin tracking their health. Employees who see improvement in their results from 2015 to 2016 will receive a reward for their efforts. The SONM wants to encourage participants to learn their numbers and make better choices to improve their health.
The Governor has again approved participation in this once-a-year Preventive Health Checkup to be conducted during work hours. The Governor has also approved up to thirty (30) minutes of travel time (in addition to the 45 minute Checkup on work time), if necessary to assist employees in attending nearby worksites for their Checkups.
Click here to learn more about the program and the information you will receive during your private visit with a Catapult Nurse Practitioner.
Click here to schedule a Wellness Screening. Or call the interactive voice scheduler at

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.
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