Open Enrollment 2013: Flu shot best deal

Open Enrollment 2013

Kroger offers the best deal on flu shots

Investing in your health can be as simple as getting the influenza vaccine (flu shot). The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness. Even if you are not on the state’s health plans you should consider getting immunized to prevent or reduce the seriousness of the illness during this upcoming season. 

When choosing a provider for the vaccination, be mindful of the price. Even though the state’s plan covers the vaccination, keep in mind that all claims by plan members affect the cost of insurance premiums from year-to-year. The lower our overall spend, the lower our rates.

This year Kroger is offering the best pricing to state employees. Either attend one of the onsite clinics or stop by any participating Kroger in your community to receive the shot at the discounted price. Now that’s a wise investment.

For customers paying for flu shots without using benefits, local costs are:

  • Kroger: $25
  • Walmart: $25
  • Sam’s Club: $18
  • CVS: $31.99


The Government Center South flu shot clinics are October 17 and 18 in Conference rooms B & C and October 23 in the Statehouse Atrium. These clinics are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other clinics include:

  • Oct. 16 & 17: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Pendleton Correction Complex
  • Oct. 23 & 24: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Branchville Correctional Facility

We are continuing to add more on-site clinics. Check out for updates.

SPD Benefits Hotline

The new rates and more detailed information is available on the 2013 open enrollment website

Or, contact the Benefits Hotline toll-free at 1-877-248-0007 outside of Indianapolis or 317-232-1167 within the Indianapolis area. Benefit specialists are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time (EST).

You may also email your questions to 

The information included in this email does not apply to conservation officers, excise officers, Indiana State Police plan participants, part-time employees  or contract employees.


No access to Peoplesoft November 10 & 11

Due to the planned power outage on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 in Indiana Government Center North, PeopleSoft will be unavailable to all users during that time. Please make plans to complete your Open Enrollment submission before November 10 or after November 11. Open Enrollment runs October 29 to noon EST on November 19.