Employee Group Insurance Benefits
The State of Idaho is pleased to offer you a comprehensive and flexible benefit program designed to promote your health and personal welfare.
ATTENTION: Employees using Internet Explorer 10.0 will be denied access to specific SCO web applications at this time (IPOPS, I-Time and Employee Self Service). Use Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0 when completing online enrollment forms. Late elections will not be accepted. Additionally, employees will not be able to access individual FSA account information on SHDR's website using Internet Explorer 10.
As the saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Blue Cross of Idaho's November eNewsletter shares information about preventive screenings and includes a CDC link for selected preventive screening recommendations.
Open Enrollment for FY2014 is closed.
Open Enrollment for the medical, dental and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) programs begins on April 29 and ends on May 17.
- Employees do not need to re-enroll for medical or dental coverage. However, those who want to change from one medical plan to another, add previously declined dependent dental coverage or change their medical/dental premium deductions from pre-tax to post-tax (or vice-versa) can only do so during Open Enrollment.
- Open Enrollment also provides an opportunity for employees who did not enroll in the FSA when first eligible to do so and for those who are currently enrolled and want to continue participation to re-enroll for the coming plan year. Remember, enrollment in the FSA is on a year by year basis and elections do not continue from one year to the next.
- FY2014 Bimonthly Medical and Dental Premium Rates
- FY2014 Medical, Dental and FSA Plan Changes and Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)
- Open Enrollment Forms
As previously announced, effective January 1, 2013 the Office of Group Insurance will be replacing the current Principal Supplemental Life policy with a Voluntary Term Life policy, also underwritten by Principal Life. The new Voluntary Term Life policy will provide employees the option of purchasing up to three times their annual salaries’ worth of coverage (maximum of $500,000) and also allows for the purchase of spouse and child coverages.
Bright Beginnings is a prenatal program designed to promote healthy prenatal care through education to expectant mothers. Blue Cross of Idaho offers this program to any employee, or their spouse, who is pregnant. Program members are provided with nutrition, exercise, prenatal care and child care information to help maintain a healthy pregnancy and to deliver a healthy baby. Upon successful program completion, the mother may choose to receive one of the following:
- A $100 U.S. Savings Bond in the mother's name; or
- Reimbursement up to $50 toward the purchase of a car seat
Periodically, we send mailings to our member's home address on file. If you can't find your copy of the mailing, you can find a copy on our website.