2023 WELS VEBA Health Plan Open Enrollment

WELS VEBA provides health benefits for workers at WELS and ELS calling bodies across the country.  The above video provides information on the important advantages of WELS VEBA.  A flyer highlighting the main points discussed in the video is available for download here.  We encourage you to share this video and flyer with fellow workers and leaders at your organization as you make future health coverage decisions.

The WELS VEBA Commission is pleased to offer an open enrollment for the WELS VEBA Group Health Care Plan for the 2023 plan year.  The open enrollment is available to eligible workers at all WELS and ELS sponsoring organizations, including sponsoring organizations that do not currently participate in WELS VEBA.  Enrollment will open on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

If you would like to enroll in WELS VEBA or make a change to your current WELS VEBA coverage, you can do so via the WELS Benefits Service Center website at www.wels.bswift.com or by calling 1-800-487-8322 (option 1) beginning November 1, 2022.  Please carefully consider this opportunity to enroll in WELS VEBA, as the VEBA Commission does not hold an open enrollment every year.

Information regarding the 2023 open enrollment and WELS VEBA benefits is available in the 2023 WELS VEBA Benefits Guide.

The WELS VEBA Commission has also announced that health plan rates will increase by 9.5% for 2023. This increase is necessary to ensure that the plan maintains adequate long-term reserves, particularly given inflation-related increases in the cost of health care and lower-than expected investment returns in 2022. Please consult with your calling body or employer as you make changes in benefit coverage to discuss the impact on its financial resources and any additional financial obligation which you may incur.  WELS VEBA health plan rates for 2023 are available here on the Benefit Plans website.