Providing benefits for state employees and retirees

Employee Group Insurance Benefits

Additional Benefits

Life Insurance

Listed below are the life insurance options with the state of Idaho. For enrollment, beneficiary designation, and change forms, see your agency's HR and Payroll representative.

  • Basic Life
    The state pays the premium for this coverage; there is no cost to you.
  • Voluntary Term Life
    The Voluntary Term Life policy provides 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. If you elect this coverage, you pay the entire monthly premium. How much you pay depends on your benefit amount and your age group.

  • Optional Life (State Police only)
    If you choose this coverage, you pay fifty percent (50%) of the monthly premium and the state pays fifty percent (50%). Your current cost is $3.39 per month.

Benefits Summary


The state pays the full monthly cost for your short-term disability and long-term disability coverages.
Benefits Summary

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Blue Cross of Idaho contracts with ComPsych to provide EAP benefits in each of the state's medical plans. The EAP is designed to provide short-term counseling services for you and your dependents (1 to 5 visits per person per benefit period with no copayment required). In addition to individual counseling, the EAP also includes Conflict Resolution and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing services:

  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation
    Provides a forum in which supervisors and/or employees can develop or improve working relationships. This service is usually for two (2) or three (3) employees and, if requested, the supervisor.
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
    Provides an onsite response following a tragic or critical incident, such as the death of a coworker or supervisor. This type of service can involve several sessions and larger groups of employees. Urgent counseling can be arranged for individuals.
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
    Designed to help employees handle issues that are not tragic in nature, but have a critical impact on the work environment. This service can be conducted onsite and might include a larger group of individuals.
Call 1-877-427-2327 to speak with a counseling professional and to obtain the required preauthorization for services. Click here to read more about the services ComPsych provides.



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In order to provide quick and easy plan data, some of the information provided on this website is abbreviated. Please consult the Benefits Summary & Plan Contracts for complete documentation.

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