Plan Design Overview

The Access Plan provides freedom of choice for doctors or hospitals across the country (nationwide coverage). However, your out-of-pocket costs will be lower when in-network providers are used. In exchange for increased flexibility in medical providers, the monthly premium cost is more than for the Health Plan and HDHP.

For detailed information, review the Certificate of Coverage (available in the Forms & Resources section below).

Provider Network

WEA Trust administers the Access Plan. You may see the provider of your choice. However, you will receive a higher level of benefit (and pay less out-of-pocket) if you use an in-network provider. To see if your provider and/or hospital of choice is in-network, visit the WEA Trust website and review the “IYC Access Plan” section.

Coverage

In-Network Coverage

Uniform Benefits

Uniform Benefits refers to the schedule of benefits provided by WEA Trust for the Access Plan’s in-network benefits. The purpose of Uniform Benefits is to help manage the rising cost of health insurance and simplify your selection of a health plan. Because all health insurance plan carriers administer the same schedule of benefits, you can decide which plan to select based on:

  • Cost
  • Quality and member satisfaction
  • Provider network
  • Referral policies

Uniform Benefits does not mean that all plans will treat all illnesses in an identical manner. Treatment will vary depending on the needs of the patient, the providers involved and the managed care policies and procedures of each health insurance plan carrier.

Preventive Care

Routine preventive care received in-network will be covered at 100%, even if you have not met the deductible. A link to the preventive care services, as identified by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is available in the Forms & Resources section below.

Non-preventive Care

Non-preventive care received in-network is subject to copays (not the deductible). See the Guide to Office Visit Copays for more information. For non-preventive care received in-network, you will pay:

  • $15 copay for office visits
  • $25 copay for specialty office visits (includes specialty providers, urgent care, vision exam)

Other non-preventive care (e.g., lab tests, x-rays, inpatient care) will require you to meet your deductible first. Once you meet the deductible, you will pay either an office visit copay (flat dollar amount) or coinsurance (a percentage) on other medically necessary care until you reach the annual out-of-pocket limit.

In-Network Deductible: $250 Individual/ $500 Family

The Access Plan design has an embedded deductible. This means that there is an individual within a family deductible. If an individual within a family plan meets the annual individual $250 deductible, the Uniform Benefits will take effect for that individual. This deductible applies to medical services only; there is no deductible for prescription drug coverage under the Access Plan.

Once the deductible has been met, you will pay:

  • $15 copay for office visits
  • $25 copay for specialty office visits (includes specialty providers, urgent care, vision exam)
  • $75 copay for emergency room visits (waived, if admitted). Deductible and coinsurance applies to services beyond the copay.
  • 10% coinsurance on most services except for office visits
In-Network Out-of-Pocket Limit: $1,250 Individual/ $2,500 Family

This annual out-of-pocket limit applies to medical services only. There is a separate annual out-of-pocket limit for prescription drug coverage under the Access Plan design. Once you reach your out-of-pocket limit, the plan pays 100% of most covered benefits for the remainder of the calendar year.

Out-of-Network Coverage

The table below outlines the schedule of benefits that is administered by WEA Trust for services received out-of-network.

Access Plan Out-of-Network (Your Costs)
Deductible $500 Individual/$1,000 Family
Office Visit Copay After deductible: 30% coinsurance
Specialty Office Visit Copay After deductible: 30% coinsurance
Coinsurance 30% coinsurance
Out-of-pocket Limit $2,000 Individual/$4,000 Family
Preventive Care Subject to the deductible, copays and/or coinsurance

Pharmacy Benefits

Pharmacy benefits are included in all health plan designs at no additional cost and are administered by Navitus Health Solutions. In the left hand menu, click “Pharmacy Benefits” to learn more.

Uniform Dental Benefits

Uniform Dental Benefits may be added to your health insurance coverage for a minimal cost. In the left hand menu, click “Dental & Vision Insurance” then “Uniform Dental Benefits” to learn more.

Benefit Premiums

For State Group Health premiums, see the Premiums page.

Forms & Resources


last updated: 05/31/2019

Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. Information on this page does not guarantee enrollment, benefits and/or the ability to make changes to your benefits.