Will DPS employees retain their private relationship with their chosen providers & facilities?
Yes, DPS employees will continue to have their private relationship with their chosen providers & facilities.
Will DPS review and approve my medical procedures?
No, Aetna & Kaiser will continue to review and approve all employee medical procedures.
Will DPS employees have different providers to choose from for their care?
No, DPS employees will continue to utilize their preferred contracted providers with Aetna and Kaiser.
Does self-funding change how DPS employees currently pay their providers for their responsibility of their health care claims?
No, self-funding only impacts the payment mechanism in how DPS pays Aetna & Kaiser for their responsibility on the employee’s claims.
How does self-funding our health plans benefit DPS Employees?
Self-funding allows DPS flexibility in how they design their health plan options, and to help them improve the overall benefits offered to the DPS employees.
Do many employers like DPS use a self-funded model for their employee health plans?
Yes, nationally, 86% of employers with over 5,000 employees utilize a self-funding model with their health plans.
Will DPS employees still have the Kaiser and Aetna plans offered to us?
Yes, DPS will continue to offer the Aetna & Kaiser health plans with their customer service, to the DPS employees.