Health Benefits

Policies offered by Dakota State University through the Board of Regents:

 

Incentive Programs

Latitude Employee Assistance Program (LEAP)

Latitude Wellness Programs

Latitude Condition Management Programs

Flu Vaccinations

Health Assessments

Health Screenings

Our Health Baby Program

 

Billing and Processing Error – You are encouraged to examine hospital and doctor bills for accuracy to ensure you received all the services for which you were charged. If you find an error on your bill, the Plan will pay you 50 percent of the money you saved the plan. There is a minimum incentive payment of $25 and a maximum of $1,000. This incentive applies only to covered charges for inpatient hospital care, outpatient surgery in an ambulatory care facility, services received from clinics and related tests. You are responsible for auditing the charges, requesting corrected billings from providers and submitting all documentation to the Bureau of Human Resources for processing. To determine whether you qualify for the billing error incentive, you must send copies of the incorrect bill, the corrected bill, and a brief explanation of the error to the Bureau of Human Resources. For every incentive dollar paid out, the health plan has realized a savings of about $3.00. Keep looking for those errors.

Note: With DRG-based billing, itemized charges do not affect your hospital bill. Therefore, the Billing and Processing Error Incentive Program does not apply.

 

Changes for FY14

The changes to the State Benefits Plans for FY 2014, effective July 1, 2013 will include:

Latitude Health Plan ($500 Deductible)

  • Removed all copayments except Emergency Room: $250
  • Increase of Dependent Rates
  • CVS Caremark replaces Express Scripts, Inc as the Pharmacy Benefits Manager
  • Expand Tiers of Presciption Drug Coverage to reduce the number of non-covered presciptions

$1,000 Deductible Health Plan

  • Removed all copayments except Emergency Room: $250
  • Increase of Dependent Rates
  • CVS Caremark replaces Express Scripts, Inc as the Pharmacy Benefits Manager
  • Expand Tiers of Presciption Drug Coverage to reduce the number of non-covered presciptions

$1,800 Deductible Health Plan HSA Compatible

  • Changes in Dependent Rates
  • CVS Caremark replaces Express Scripts, Inc as the Pharmacy Benefits Manager

Flexible Benefits

  • Increase in Dental Rates
  • Increase in Vision Rates
  • Medical Expense Spending Account - $2,500 maximum contribution per calendar year

To Be Eligible for the $500 deductible plan in FY15, you and your covered spouse must complete a Health Screening, Health Assessment and a Latitude Program during FY14. 

 

Should you have questions, please refer to the FY2014 Enrollment Guide or contact the HR Office.


Last Updated: 1/31/14