Reviewing the Health Opt-Out Incentive Business Process in HRS


This procedure describes the business process for employees wanting to elect the Health Opt-Out incentive. Effective January 1, 2016, UW employees who are covered under the State Group Health Insurance program may be eligible to receive $2,000 by opting out of the program.

Process Considerations:

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Employee & Employer Share Incentive Payroll Schedule:  


Institution Process:

  1. Verify the employee completes the following sections of the State Group Health insurance application:
    • Section 1: Applicant Information
    • Section 2: Spouse Information
    • Section 12: Decline Health Insurance and Elect the Opt Out Incentive marked YES
    • Section 13: Employee signature and dated
  2. Complete the Employer Information section.
  3. Enter information in Section 11 into HRS - Benefits Personal Data page.
  4. Enroll the employee into the Health Opt-Out plan in HRS - On-Demand page.
  5. Upon notification from UWSS of approval or denial of the Health Opt-Out Incentive, contact the employee with the determination.
  6. If the employee rescinds their Health Opt-Out enrollment, update HRS to remove/change the Health Opt-Out enrollment.

UWSS Service Operations Process:

  1. Complete initial verification.
  2. Send to ETF to verify eligibility.
  3. Create a ticket with Empl_ID, Employee Name, and Health Opt-Out verification.
  4. Notify the campus of approval or denial.
    • If Health Opt-Out is denied, remove enrollment from HRS.

Additional Resources

Related KBs:

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