For State of Wisconsin employees, including employees at UW-Milwaukee, the health insurance open enrollment period brought a lot of questions. Most of the insurance companies who previously offered coverage will no longer do so in 2018. State employees in the Milwaukee area have only two companies to choose from.
One is the Menasha-based Network Health, which also made the recent decision to remain on the Milwaukee County exchange, despite uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act’s future.
For the first time in a number of years, the number health care networks available narrowed significantly. "For us it was very important to answer the call," says Coreen Dicus-Johnson, president and CEO of Network Health.
"We're ready for the members who select Network Health...and we're excited to continue to participate," she adds.
Dicus-Johnson talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about the changing health insurance landscape: