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State Health Plan Board Approves 2018 Premium Increases

The Board of Trustees of the North Carolina State Health Plan met Monday afternoon and unanimously approved premium increases for 2018. The full powerpoint used during the meeting, which outlines all premium increases and changes can be found here. Highlights include:

  • Active employees will be charge employee-only premiums of $50/month under the 80/20 plan (previously $15.04) and $25/month for the 70/30 plan (previously $0).
  • Non-Medicare retirees and disabled members will be charged a base premium of $50/month for the 80/20 plan. No charge under the 70/30 plan.
  • Premiums in the subscriber+family and subscriber+children tiers are frozen at the 2017 levels.
  • Premiums in the subscriber+spouse tiers increase by 2-5%.
  • Subscribers who use tobacco and who do not participate in a tobacco cessation program will pay an additional $60/month.
  • Small increases under the High Deductible Health plan ranging from 8 cents to around $20.

4% increase in employer contributions as authorized by this year's budget.


Adam Pridemore