Benefits

Please be advised that as we work on finalizing our life events module, life events and family status changes will be conducted through an updated form until further notice.

As a reminder, employees are required to submit documentation along with their requests. This includes items such as a birth certificate for newly added dependents and marriage certificates for newly added spouses. Employees seeking to make a family status change will need to submit the required documentation to the Benefits Program with their request.

Once the Life Event module is completed, all family status updates and all family status updates and documentation will be submitted through the Employee Self-Service portal.

New Health Insurance ID Cards from Wellmark were recently mailed and will begin arriving soon at your home address. Unfortunately, the plan name in which you enrolled is showing incorrectly. Corrected cards are being printed and will be delivered in early July. Your ID number printed on the card is correct so your benefits will be processed at the plan level you chose during Open Enrollment, and you can use this card to receive benefits at your providers and pharmacy.

As a reminder: Your new Health Plan ID Card will only list the name of the state employee. Names of covered spouses and dependents will not appear on the card. If you have any questions, please contact the Wellmark Team at 1.800.846.9183.

Welcome to Wellmark

The goal of the South Dakota State Employee Benefits Program is to offer quality, affordable health care and flexible benefits options. When combined with the beneFIT Well-Being Program, State employees have all of the resources and options necessary to make informed health care decisions and healthier life choices.

Eligible State employees and their families will have access to a number of options including zero and low deductible health plans, and two high deductible health plans with Health Savings Accountdentalvision, and life insurance.

Retiree / COBRA

The South Dakota State Employee Benefits Program also offers options for former State employees who are now either a retiree or a COBRA members. Here you will find all of the necessary formsdocuments, and resources to help you keep track of health plans and flexible benefits available to you.


The updated FY22 Benefits Guide can be found here.

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