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Why GDA Members Are Switching to Our Group Health Plan

The 2018 Health Exchange is still uncertain, and it’s hard to tell how high rates may rise, or what kind of coverage will be available through the marketplace. But as a GDA member, you’re eligible for enrollment in GDA’s Group Health Plan—and here are a few facts you might not know:

  • 93.4% of clients renewed in 2017
  • Member enrollment increased 38% in 2017
  • Rates are guaranteed for one year, with no surprise cancellations
  • Why Members Like You Are Making the Switch

    Christy Biddy, your Medical Benefits Coordinator, talks with members around the state about their insurance needs every day. “I’ve been hearing from a lot of dentists who are losing their plans because of insurers leaving the exchange, and need to find new coverage,” she says.

    Here are a few examples:

    • Loss of plan. One member and his wife shared that in 2015, they left GDA’s group coverage for a new plan, and a year later it was cancelled. They found a new provider, and again—one year later, their plan was cancelled.
    • Mid-year cancellations. This fall, another member learned a plan was cancelled on her birthday, before its annual renewal.
    • Health history coverage limitations. Still another GDA member was denied coverage for a surgery in 2015 due to health history disclosures—something our plans don’t require.
    • Impersonal lack of communication. One member’s family wasn’t even informed about a plan cancellation—they found out as they were at a

    Good News about GDA Health Plans

    At an Eastern District event, one member told Christy that GDA had saved him money on his health plan, which he joined last year.

    Many members are considering GDA group health plans or have switched because we can offer stability and service they can’t find in their current individual plans.

    Enrollment forms and detailed plan information is now available at GDAplus.com/health
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