PEIP - Public Employees Insurance Program

  • Beginning January 2021 Educational Assistants, Teaching Assistants, School and Community Service Professionals and teachers voted to participate in PEIP medical coverage only.


    PEIP offers the following features

    • A choice of three networks with a uniform comprehensive set of benefits across all cariers
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
      • HealthPartners
      • Preferred One
    • A choice of three benefit plan design options
      • Advantage
      • Value
      • HSA - Compatible
    • State-wide tiered network of primary care clincis (PCC)
      • Each member chooses a primary care clinic to deliver and coordinate care.
      • Family members may elect different primary care clinics (even in different cost levels), but must enroll with the same carrier.
      • You can change clinics throughout the year.
      • Benefits for each plan level are based on the cost level of your primary care clinic.
      • All prescriptions are handled by CVS-Caremark, the program's pharmacy benefit manager.
    • Referrals are needed for specialist care outside the primary care group.  No referrals are needed for emergencies or urgent care.  Participants can self-refer to OBGYN, Chiropractic, Routine Vision MH/CD, provided the practitioner is within the carriers self-referral network.
    • No co-payments are charged for preventive care such as well-child care, immunizations, annual check-ups, cancer screenings, routine eye and hearing exams, etc.
    • There is no coverage for non-network services, unless referred or living outside the service area.