HealthPartners medical insurance provides employees with great service, network options and price.
Two Network Options with HealthPartners
In addition to the HealthPartners Open Access plan, we are pleased to offer our employees the opportunity to select the HealthPartners Achieve Network as a way to lower your insurance premiums.
Two Network Options for Delta Dental
SoWashCo Employees can choose from:
- DeltaCare - a managed care plan, meaning there is a narrow network of dentists to choose from. This plan will be phased out on Dec. 31, 2021.
- Delta Preferred (PPO+Premier) - This consists of three different networks of providers: PPO, Premier and Non-Participating (Out of Network).
Employees enrolled in Delta dental insurance for 2022 will receive new dental insurance ID cards.
SoWashCo is part of EyeMed's Insight Network. Employees have two plans to choose from (see plan options below).
*Remember that you receive an annual eye exam covered by HealthPartners if you are enrolled in SoWashCo's HealthPartners health plan.
How to Use EyeMed Online
How to Use EyeMed Mobile
Special Offers for Members
Online Member Options
Hearing Discounts for Members
Know Before You Go Tools
EyeMed End of Year Benefits
View the insurance premiums you will pay for 2021 by looking under your specific employee group.
If you are unsure what employee group you fall under you can find it on Skyward Employee Access under "Employee Letters" or by contacting your benefits specialist.
Benefit Resource (BRI)
BRI will send an email to all eligible employees working 30+ hours a week. Look for an email in your district email account in early November with information on how to enroll for a 2022 FSA.
Outside of the annual open enrollment period, you will have to wait until you have a qualifying life event in order to change your enrollment status for FSA.
- FSA Plan Highlights
- FSA Enrollment Brochure
- How to Enroll
- Why Enroll for Dependent Care FSA?
- Dependent Care FSA Worksheet
- BRI Mobile App
VEBA is for most employees enrolled in the Open Access and Achieve Network High Deductible Plan. Check your employee group to see if you qualify for a VEBA.
The VEBA contribution will be funded three times per year. Your annual VEBA contribution will be disbursed to your VEBA account as such:
- 50% on Jan. 15
- 25% on July 15
- 25% on Oct. 15
A VEBA is a tax-free Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) that provides a source of funds to pay for the cost of health, dental and vision care expenses for you and your dependents covered by the District's health plan. Please see the specific costs sheet for your union/employee group for details on your VEBA contribution from the district.
- What is a VEBA?
- VEBA Overview
- BRI Resource Center - Online Document Search
- 121 Benefits and BRI Merger Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Get Help With the Tough Stuff in Life
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers immediate and confidential support to help resolve work, health, and life challenges to improve your life. Let us help you find solutions so you can reach your goals at any age or stage of life. We help millions of people worldwide live healthy, happy, and productive lives.
For immediate and confidential assistance:
Upon your hire to a benefit-eligible position, you will have the opportunity to enroll in Life and Long Term Disability coverage. If you choose not to enroll at that time or wish to make changes to your level of coverage please know that you may only enroll through an Evidence of Insurability process, which may require medical underwriting.
If you are interested in completing this process, please contact your benefits specialist for the necessary paperwork.
Life and LTD Insurance, underwritten by The Standard
Life Insurance Beneficiary Change Form
Group Name: South Washington County Schools Group No: 147018
Open Enrollment is a good time to update beneficiary information if you haven't done so in a while.
Optional Tax Sheltered Accounts
A tax-sheltered account is a tax-deferred retirement investment plan such as the 403b and 457 plans offered through the District. The terms “403b” and “457” refer to sections of the IRS Code that define the rules by which “pre-tax” and "post-tax" investments may be made through payroll deduction. These voluntary saving plans supplement the mandatory defined-benefit pension plan (such as TRA or PERA) to which you already belong.