New federal regulations have mandated that employees covered by self-funded health plans like the South Dakota State Employee Benefits Program can now receive Over the Counter (OTC) COVID-19 Tests at no cost. Click here to read the complete announcement.

To obtain Covid-19 tests from the federal government: Visit COVIDTests.gov or call 1.800.232.0233 (TTY 1.888.720.7489) to order your free COVID test kids from the federal government. No one will call, text, or email you from the federal government asking for your information to “help” you order free kits. These are scammers and should be ignored immediately.

The South Dakota State Employee Benefits Program has partnered with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Dakota as the state’s third-party administrator. Wellmark BCBS of South Dakota is based in Sioux Falls. Currently, approximately 386,000 South Dakotans have their health coverage through BCBS. In fact, they are the largest health care network provider in South Dakota, and one in three Americans is covered by BCBS. Members of the State Employee Health Plan will enjoy access to a broad range of hospitals, primary care and specialist doctors, as well as telehealth benefits offered through Wellmark BCBS of South Dakota.

You will see significant benefit enhancements as a member of the Wellmark BCBS network. Learn more below:  

Livongo, a free new Diabetes Management Program from Wellmark Blue Cross, is designed to help those diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and is completely voluntary. If you, your covered spouse, or covered dependents 13+ years old are interested in participating, click here. You’ll take a short survey to confirm you meet the criteria to participate. If you’re eligible, you can enroll right away and will receive new participant information from Livongo. Click here to watch the Member Experience Video to learn more.

Click here to view the Livongo PDF

State of South Dakota Pharmacy Cost Compare Tool – Click for Instructions

Plan Name/Identifier Plan Member ID Link
Washington WMK8EM 1022TST0401 Click Here
Lincoln WMK8EL 1022TST0301 Click Here
Jefferson WMK8EK 1022TST0201 Click Here
Roosevelt WMK8EJ 1022TST0101 Click Here
Pharmacy Locator 1022TST0101 Click Here