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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.


 
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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)
 

 
Minnesota Life Insurance Company
The contract with the current life insurance vendor ends now on June 30, 2015 and the new carrier will be Minnesota Life, effective July 1, 2015. Minnesota Life is an affiliate of Securian Financial Group. Additional updates will be announced during the fall Open Enrollment. The employees do not have to make any election changes now for July 1st. Please review the document below.
 

 
3% Premium Increase on Medical Coverage Only Effective July 1st, 2015
As announced last fall during Open Enrollment, there will be a 3% premium increase on the medical coverage also effective July 1, 2015. State employees will see this increase on the paycheck of July 10, 2015.
 


 
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
1-800-723-8121.
 

 
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.
 
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