Office of Group Benefits

2018 Annual Enrollment

2018 annual enrollment begins October 1 and ends November 15, 2017. This is your opportunity to evaluate your health care needs and select a plan best suited to you and your eligible covered dependents. If you would like to remain in your current OGB health plan with the same covered dependents for the 2018 plan year, you do not need to anything EXCEPT update your HSA and/or FSA contributions as applicable. Remember, members enrolled in the Pelican HSA775 and/or FSA options MUST update their contribution for 2018.

What's New for 2018?

Beginning January 1, 2018, the following changes will be effective for our Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana plans:

  • $1,000 increase to the Out-of-Pocket maximum for the Magnolia Local Plus and the Magnolia Open Access plans
  • $50 increase to the emergency room co-pay on the Magnolia Local Plus plan
  • Magnolia Local expanding to Livingston, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and Plaquemines parishes

Vantage Health Plan and Peoples Health have also made some changes to their Medicare Advantage Plans effective January 1, 2018:

  • Vantage Zero Premium Health plan will no longer be available. Members enrolled in this plan MUST make a change during annual enrollment
  • Peoples Health premium increase of $3
  • Peoples Health will no longer offer the extra benefit of non-emergency transportation (12 one-way trips for $5)

Step 1: Learn More About Our Plans

Decision Guide for ALL Members

Our Enrollment Guide for Plan Year 2018 can help all members better understand their 2018 enrollment options.

You can also view the Benefits Comparison Sheets.

Blue Cross Blue Shield 2018 Health Plan Offerings

Interested in a Pelican or Magnolia plan? Read more about what's covered in the Summary of Benefits and Coverage for each plan or in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Annual Enrollment Guide.


Interested in the Vantage Medical Home HMO plan? Read more about what Vantage has to offer in the Vantage Health Plan Annual Enrollment Booklet or review the Summary of Benefits and Coverage.
Vantage Medical Home HMO 2018

Step 2: Connect with OGB

Call Us

The customer service line is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call us now at 1-800-272-8451.

Step 3. Choose Your Plan

Enrollment is open from October 1st through November 15th. If you are ready to make your plan selection, have your current health insurance card ready and continue below:


Non-LaGov Employees & All Retirees LaGov Members

Retirees may also use the paper enrollment form to enroll.
Non-Medicare Retiree | Medicare Retiree

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