Grant Wood AEA - Employee Benefits
Contact Information

Insurance Benefits:
Wellmark - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa
1331 Grand Avenue
PO Box 9232
Des Moines, IA 50306-9232

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Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are offered Wellmark health insurance products. The web site has many self-service tools for members. Employees can view benefits and personal claims status/history, search to find providers and medication information, and order ID cards from the web site.

Metro Interagency Insurance Plan (MIIP) Overview 

PPO Premier - Summary of Benefits
PPO Premier Coverage Manual 7-01-2020

PPO Choice - Summary of Benefits
PPO Choice Coverage Manual 7-01-2020

HMO Essential - Summary of Benefits
HMO Essential Coverage Manual 7-01-2020

Comparison of Health Care Plans
MIIP Health Plans - Frequently Asked Questions 2021

Monthly Insurance Rates 2021-2022

Contracted Staff
Classified Staff
Management/Salaried/Management Support

Wellmark Blue 365 Program
Doctor on Demand User Guide
Doctor on Demand

Health Plan Notices
Annual Health Plan Notices
Children's Health Insurance Program Notice
Health Insurance Marketplace Notice
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice
Mental Health (MHPAEA) Annual Disclosure Notice
Notice of Special Enrollment Rules

Delta Dental Plan of Iowa
PO Box 9000
Johnston, IA 50131-9000

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Contracted/Classified Staff
Delta Dental Plan A Summary
Delta Dental Plan A Benefit Certificate Booklet

Management/Salaried/Management Support
Delta Dental Plan B Summary
Delta Dental Plan B Benefit Certificate Booklet

Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are offered Delta Dental insurance. The web site provides many services. Employees can view benefits information and claims history, search for providers, order ID cards and download claim forms from the web site.

EyeMed Vision Care
4000 Luxottica Pl, PO Box 8504
Mason, OH 45040

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Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are offered vision insurance that includes routine eye exams and eyewear benefits.

EyeMed Vision Care Benefit Summary
EyeMed Provider Directory
Vision Care In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Comparison
Out of Network Vision Claim Form

CIGNA Group Life Insurance Company, Inc.
PO Box 20310
Lehigh Valley, PA 18003-9924

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Eligible Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are provided group-term life insurance coverage. Employees may also apply for supplemental life and dependent life coverage at their own expense.

Dependent and Supplemental Life Summary Sheet
Life Insurance FAQ's

CIGNA My Secure Advantage Program
CIGNA Healthy Rewards Program
CIGNA Secure Travel Program

Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc.
National Insurance Services
250 S. Executive Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005

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Eligible Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are provided long-term disability coverage.

MNL Long Term Disability - Certificate of Insurance 

Chubb Accident & Health
Travel and Medical Assistance
Identity Theft Protection

Pre-Tax Benefits:
IRS - Section 125 - Pre-Tax Spending Account

ASI Flex, Inc.
PO Box 6044
Columbia, MO 65205-6044

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Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are able to tax-defer a portion of wages and set up a medical account for out-of-pocket health care expenses not paid by insurance and/or a dependent care assistance account.

Retirement Benefits:
Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)
7401 Register Drive
PO Box 9117
Des Moines, IA 50306-9117

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Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees have contribution rates of 6.29% employee share and 9.44% employer share. The web site has the most current IPERS publications and forms for employees to access. (Member handbook, retirement planning session schedules, beneficiary designation forms, change of address forms, etc.)

Retirement Investors Club (RIC) - 403b Program
1305 E. Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319-0150

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Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are able to participate in a voluntary retirement savings program administered by the RIC.

RIC 403(b) Program Summary
RIC 403(b) At-A-Glance
RIC Salary Reduction Form

Planwithease Log-in
Planwithease Participant User Guide
Planwithease:  How to Access 403b Funds