Colorado has picked Great-West Healthcare to administer self-funded health plans and other self-funded benefit plans that will cover about 36,000 state employees and dependents.[@@]

Great-West, a unit of Power Corp. of Canada, Montreal, will offer Colorado employees a choice of several traditional managed care plans and a high-deductible plan designed for holders of health savings accounts.

Great-West also will administer a prescription drug plan, a disease-management program and several wellness programs for Colorado state employees.