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Health Insurance Consortium

Blue Cross / Blue Shield Health Insurance


Recognizing the potential to leverage group size, ESSDACK established a unique group-health insurance pool in 1991 underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas.  The group has also established a stabilization fund, which is used to buy down premiums for members resulting in more stable rates from one year to the next.

Districts may choose to make individual or family coverage with $650, $1300 or $2,000 deductibles available to their staff. Districts can also choose to offer an option that includes a Qualified High Deductible with Health Savings Account Option.  The deductibles in that plan are either $600, $1,200 or $3,000. See the Summary of Benefits and Coverage chart below for additional details.

Participation in the ESSDACK insurance consortium is limited to member districts and requires per-qualification. Application for participation must be made by February 1. Districts wanting additional information should contact Mike Cook. More details regarding coverage options and district requirements are also available at Health Insurance Coverage Options.
 

Summary of Benefits and Coverage 2018-2019

Benefits and Coverage brochure
Glossary of health coverage and medical terms
 

Plan 1
Grandfathered
Plan 2
Non Grandfathered
Plan 3
Non Grandfathered
$650 Deductible $650 Deductible $600 Deductible
$1300 Deductible $1300 Deductible $1200 Deductible
$2000 Deductible $2000 Deductible $3000 Deductible