The Road to Good Health: APWU Health Plan Announces New Rates and Benefits for 2011

Oct 15, 2010, 09:35 ET from APWU Health Plan

GLEN BURNIE, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- APWU Health Plan announces new rates and benefits for 2011. APWU Health Plan continues to offer comprehensive health care to America's Workforce at a competitive premium. The average rate increase for the FEHB Program in 2011 is 7.2 percent. For the tenth straight year, the APWU Health Plan's rate increase was below the FEHB average. The exceptionally rated High Option sees a 7 percent increase in its rate, while the versatile Consumer Driven Option sees a zero percent increase for the fourth consecutive year. With the APWU Health Plan there is never any denial of service due to a pre-existing condition.

Getting on the road to good health has never been easier with the APWU Health Plan.  This year both the Consumer Driven Option and the High Option will see the addition of a new Smoking Cessation benefit to assist those who want to quit the habit by providing zero out-of-pocket costs for prescription and over the counter drugs as well as counseling sessions.

The High Option remains a premier health plan within the FEHB program, with low copays, deductibles, and comprehensive coverage.  For 2011 the High Option will add the Cancer Centers of Excellence to the network and will pay 95 percent of charges.

The Consumer Driven Option is as versatile as ever offering 100 percent coverage for routine preventive care, a personal care account, no upfront copays or deductibles and the freedom to choose how your healthcare dollars are spent.  

For 2010 the APWU Health Plan introduced a new and innovative benefit for members, the Health Management Program.  Members in both the High Option and Consumer Driven Option are able to enroll in the Diabetes Management Program, which covers diabetes care at 100 hundred percent. For 2011 the Diabetes Management Program is enhanced to offer coverage for insulin pumps, syringes lancets and pen needles. High Option Members are eligible to enroll in the Hypertension Management Program for 100 percent coverage for the treatment of Hypertension.

For more information on these new benefits and other changes to the APWU Health Plan please visit our website.

Open Season: November 8th- December 13th 2010