June 2020

New Health Plan ID Cards

Dakotacare will send new Health Plan ID cards for FY21 to employees who made changes to their health plan or added or removed covered dependents. Without it, you may not have access to medical services or prescription medications. If you made changes to your health plan, you can expect a new card in June.

Delta Dental will send out new ID cards to members who changed coverage levels (i.e., Enhanced to Base or vice versa), or added or removed covered dependents.

Discovery Benefits will only send new ID cards to new enrollees or employees whose current card is expired. If your current card expires, a new card will be sent to you regardless of the time of year.

EyeMed will send welcome packets with ID cards to new enrollees.

Spend Your FSA Money

IIf you elected to switch from the Low Deductible Health Plan to the High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account (HSA) during Annual Enrollment, you are encouraged to spend your remaining FSA account balance (if applicable) before June 30, 2020. If you do not spend your FSA balance before June 30, 2020, it will result in a delay of the State HSA contribution, along with your personal contributions, until mid-October or later.

Spending your remaining FSA balance before June 30 will allow you to receive the State’s contribution to your HSA sooner. If your FSA balance is gone by June 30 and you have agreed to the HSA terms and conditions on the Discovery Benefits portal, you will receive the State’s contribution with the first pay period after the start of FY21. A list of qualified medical expenses for your FSA can be found here.

If you do not exhaust your FSA account by the deadline, you will not be eligible to open your HSA, contribute to your HSA, or receive the State’s contribution to your HSA until after October 1, per IRS rules.

As a reminder, you only qualify to receive the State contribution to your HSA account if you completed the three wellness qualifications by April 1, 2020 and selected the High Deductible Health Plan during Annual Enrollment, or if you were hired on or after July 1, 2019.

FY21 StayWell well-being Portal

A brand new well-being portal will be arriving in FY21. In preparation, benefit.staywell.com will be closed during the month of June as StayWell prepares the new and improved program. The portal will reopen on July 1, 2020. Any vision, dental, cancer screening or preventive exams that occur between April and June can be entered for points once the portal opens.

This will be a totally new portal experience. You and your covered spouse (if applicable) will each need to create a new account for the 2020-2021 program year. Set yourself a reminder in July to create your account and watch for in-home mailing and email messages in July.

EAP Online Seminars

Accepting Aging: Yourself and Others - As we notice physical and mental changes in our parents or older loved ones, it can cause us to contemplate our own aging. In this session, we will look at "normal" age-related changes and also identify ways for you to come to terms with your own aging. This webinar is available for viewing any time during the month of June.

Go to www.EAPHelpLink.com (Company Code: southdakota) to view this and other online seminars.

What's next in the Lunch and Learn series?

The next Lunch and Learn will focus on Health Savings accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Health Reimbursement Accounts. Visit the Lunch and Learn page at 12:10 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 10, to participate.

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