Maricopa County is committed to providing affordable, quality health care benefits coverage to its employees and their families.
This website provides access to benefits information 24/7. Find a health care provider, view a summary of benefits, download forms, and access vendor's websites.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is never acceptable, yet it impacts individuals in every community regardless of age, race, gender, religion, economic status or educational background. Every minute, 24 people become victims of physical, emotional, sexual abuse or stalking.
Maricopa County provides its employees and the members of their households resources to help respond to domestic violence situations. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by Magellan Health Services, delivers a full range of counseling and referral services. Counseling is available by phone or in person. To learn about free EAP services, click here. If enrolled in a County sponsored medical plan, start your conversation on domestic violence with your Primary Care Physician.
Get a Healthy Start with A Healthy Pregnancy Program
One of the best things you can do at the start of your pregnancy is to enroll in your healthcare provider’s Healthy Pregnancy Program. Once you enroll you can connect telephonically with a nurse 24 hours a day to address your questions or talk over any concerns you may have. You will also learn and practice healthy pregnancy habits and protect the well-being of your baby, and you can get rewarded for doing so.
If you are enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan, you will receive an incentive when you participate and complete either Cigna’s or UnitedHealthcare’s Healthy Pregnancy Program. This year the incentives have increased, you can earn a $500 incentive if you enroll in the program before the end of your first trimester, or $250 if you enroll before the end of your second trimester.
To enroll call either:
- Cigna | 1.800.615.2906
- UnitedHealthCare | 1.888.246.7389
Changes in the Healthcare Industry
There are two major changes in the healthcare industry that you should be aware of.
Catamaran is now OptumRx
Catamaran and OptumRx have combined to become one company – OptumRx. You may gradually start seeing the name changed from Catamaran to OptumRx in marketing materials, the web portal, letters, and e-mail messages.
If you are a participant in the Catamaran Co-Insurance Prescription Plan, nothing is changing when it comes to your current prescription benefits. Click here to view responses to some frequently-asked questions.
Cigna will become Anthem
Cigna and Anthem have announced an agreement to become one global health service company. This merger is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016, and until then, the two companies remain separate.
If you are a participant in a Cigna medical or dental plan, this change has no effect on your current plan benefits including coverage details, ID cards, copays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximums. As more information becomes available, it will be communicated to you.
Change in Eligibility for Group Health Benefits
In response to the October 17, 2014 U.S. District Court ruling, same-sex marriage is now legal in Arizona, and same-sex couples legally married in other states are now recognized as legal spouses under Arizona law.
The eligibility rules for coverage under the Maricopa County Benefits Plan have been updated to allow employees to add their same-sex spouse and eligible dependents to coverage, provided all other eligibility requirements are met. (Click here for more information.)
Magellan Healthcare presents a monthly webinar that focuses on a variety of subjects.
The webinar for Wednesday,October 14, 2015 is "Bullying Awareness: What it is and how it Impaccts Children." Highlights include bullying at work, children and bullies and online bullying. The webinar is 11:00-12:00 pm MST.
Click here to register for the webinar.
Premise Health Care Center / Walgreens Pharmacy @ Administration Building, 301 W. Jefferson
The Premise Health Care Center (480.347.4791) and Walgreens Pharmacy (602.283.9925) conveniently located on the second floor of the Administration Building provides onsite pharmacy, health care, and laboratory services Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The center is closed daily for lunch from 1:00-1:30 pm.
Newly Benefits-Eligible Employees:
Employees enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan can log on to the StayWell Wellness Portal at maricopa.staywell.com to:
- Schedule a Biometric/Tobacco Screening
- Take a Health Assessment
- Complete a Tobacco Free Affidavit
Completing these assessments can help employees reduce their medical premium. Starting with Plan Year 2015-16, the wellness incentives are bundled, and applied on a prospective basis.