Administering Health Benefits with Excellence
201 South Union Street, Suite 200
Montgomery, AL 36104
P.O. Box 304900
Montgomery, AL 36130
Toll-Free Phone: (866) 836 - 9737
Phone: (334) 263-8341
About State Employees' Insurance Board
Alabama Legislative Act 1965-833 established the State Employees’ Insurance Board (SEIB) in 1965. Its current operating authority can be found in Section 36-29 Code of Alabama 1975. The SEIB was initially empowered by the Legislature to establish a health insurance plan for State employees. The eleven-member Board is composed of the five members of the State Personnel Board, the Director of the Finance Department, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Employees’ Retirement System of Alabama, two elected active state employees and two elected retired state employees.
The SEIB is an agency of the State of Alabama and is responsible for various aspects of the administration of four benefit plans and programs: State Employees’ Health Insurance Program (SEHIP), Local Government Health Insurance Program (LGHIP), Flexible Employees’ Benefit Plan and Alabama Health Insurance Plan (AHIP).
State Employees’ Health Insurance Plan & Local Government Health Insurance Program
The SEIB serves as the Plan Administrator for the SEHIP and the LGHIP. These are self-insured comprehensive health benefit plans serving approximately 120,000 active and retired State and local government employees and their dependents. As Plan Administrator, the SEIB is primarily responsible the control and supervision for the SEHIP and the LGHIP. The SEIB is also responsible for designing benefits and setting premiums.
The SEIB contracts with third parties to carry out various functions of the SEHIP and the LGHIP. Contracts are awarded by the SEIB after a competitive, nationwide bid process. The SEIB currently contracts with the following entities:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama - Claims Administrator,
- Alabama Department of Public Health – State Worksite Wellness Program Administrator.
Blue Cross’ primary function is to process all claims for the SEHIP and the LGHIP. Among others, Blue Cross also performs the following functions:
- Customer service,
- Provider network design and service,
- Case management,
- Utilization review,
- Pharmacy benefit management.
To determine your Utility’s eligibility contact the Local Government Health Insurance at the telephone number above or visit www.alseib.org.