Benefits Bulletin
      November 2016
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  Member reminders for November
Schedule your health screening
Complete your online health assessment
Get a flu shot at no cost to you
Did you know you have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which offers hundreds of services to you and your family at no cost to you? All of these services are free to you at: (passcode: southdakota).
Confidential counseling services include: telephonic support by Masters and PhD level counselors for crises and emergencies; help arranging for in-person counseling; up to five in-person counseling sessions (per incident, per fiscal year) for a range of personal issues, depression, work-family balance, and substance abuse concerns.
Visit to learn how to sign up for EAP’s discount shopping website just in time for holiday shopping!
" I am very, very grateful to the state for having this option on the health care package. "
-Anonymous Member
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Will I notice any difference in my in-network medical coverage on January 1, 2017?
•The South Dakota State Employee Health Plan recently signed a three-year contract with Sanford Health to maintain in-nework access for its members to all current physicians and services. As plan members, you should not notice any changes. Your health plan ID cards will remain valid. All current facilities and physicians, including Avera, Rapid City Regional, Sanford, and many other providers around the state, will continue to provide services at the in-network rate for state health plan members.
Any tips on earning 10 wellness points this month?
•Each month, EAP has informative webinars covering a variety of topics that you can watch online anytime. Starting November 15, you can watch Holdaze:
How to Enjoy the Holidays and
Minimize Holiday Stress at (passcode: southdakota). You can also earn 10 wellness points for watching the webinar. Go to click My Incentive > scroll down to Well-Being Activities > Emotional > Self Report Now to enter the date.
I have benefited from the Primary Care Clinic Pilot Program in Sioux Falls, what will happen when it ends on December 31st, 2016?
•Members can still use the Primary Care Clinics with the special copay arrangement of the pilot program until December 31, 2016. Starting January 1, 2017, services at the clinics will be processed as normal plan benefits, which means you will be responsible for the deductible and coinsurance. We are evaluating new and innovative services and look forward to continuing to provide you with convenient healthcare services.
Is there a more efficient way to manage my FSA, HSA, or HRA?
•Yes, Discovery Benefits has a mobile app for a quicker way to
manage your accounts on the go.
You can download it for free in the
iTunes or Google play stores. For more information go to:
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