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Employee Health Benefits Plan

Wood County is committed to maintaining a quality, affordable health care plan for its employees, although it is not a statutorily-mandated benefit.

The Commissioners are the trustees of the Health Benefits Plan.  They believe this governmental, self-insured, non-ERISA Plan is a "grandfathered health plan" under the Federal Health Care Reform: Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. As permitted by this Act, a grandfathered health plan can preserve basic health coverage that was already in effect when the law was enacted.  Questions regarding which protections apply and which protections do not apply to a grandfathered health plan and what might cause a plan to change from grandfathered status can be directed to the Commissioners' Office at 419.354.9100.  You may also contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at www.hhs.gov.

Members of the Employees Health Benefits Committee take their role of preserving the long-term viability of employee benefits very seriously.  Their task is difficult when weighing employee satisfaction and preservation of benefits.


As required by Family First Corona Response Act (FFCRA) the Plan will offer initial evaluations and testing for COVID-19 at no cost sharing to members through 12/31/2020.

The Plan will also expand the benefits to temporarily cover Telehealth/Virtual visits that are non COVID-19 related. Similar to an in-person office visit, Telehealth/Virtual visits will experience all cost sharing features including: copayments, deductible and coinsurance.

Prescription refills may still be requested by your pharmacy to your physician.

Don’t forget that the Plan offers free EAP services through KEPRO. Up to five FREE confidential visits are available by calling 1-800-607-1522.

Plan Document (Subscriber Booklet)  

Summary Plan Description (SPD)


Plan Administrators and Network Information  

Refer to the last page of the SPD                           

Prescription Formulary  

RX EOB (provides formulary information)

Prescription Savings Program

Marketplace Notice  


Summary of Benefits and Coverage  


Wellness Programs  

Annual Insurance Meeting Presentation for 2020 Plan Year

Miscellaneous Documents

Previous Presentations

Health Care Reform Presentations to the Employee Health Benefits Committee