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SPOC Health and Dental Insurance

 Peace Officer Cadets are eligible for benefits available to non-SPOC-covered employees.

Health Insurance

The health insurance plan available to SPOC-covered employees is Alliance Select.  The State-sponsored health insurance plan is provided by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Alliance Select

Alliance Select offers access to a large selection of doctors and hospitals in Iowa and nationwide. You may seek health care from any provider located in the United States.  In Iowa, in-network care can be received at 100 percent of hospitals and 99 percent of doctors.  Outside of the state, you'll have access to 96 percent of hospitals and 93 percent of doctors. Keep in mind with this option you can see any provider you choose, but you will have lower out-of-pocket expenses if you choose a network provider. 

Health Insurance Premiums

SPOC-covered employees share in the cost of health insurance by paying 20% of the total health insurance premium. By participating in the Healthy Opportunities Wellness Program, a SPOC-covered employees can reduce the amount of their health insurance premium contribution by $70.00 per month. 

SPOC-covered employees have a four-tier premium structure.

  • Employee only
  • Employee and Spouse
  • Employee and Child(ren)
  • Employee, Spouse, and Children

2018 Health Insurance Premiums for SPOC-covered employees PDF 

Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC) 

Alliance Select
Benefit Booklet

SBC Notice 
 Alliance Select with wellness 
Alliance Select without wellness

Alliance Select

Dental Insurance

Your dental health is as important as your medical health. The State of Iowa offers SPOC-covered employees and their dependents comprehensive preventive services and coverage for most conditions requiring dental diagnosis and treatment, including orthodontic treatment for children.


Dental services are provided by Delta Dental of Iowa. You may receive services from any dentist but there are advantages in receiving services from a dentist who participate with Delta Dental of Iowa or any other Delta Dental Member Company.

Dental Insurance Resources

SPOC's Dental of Iowa PPO Benefits Certificate PDF

Dental Insurance Premiums

2018 Dental Insurance Premiums for SPOC-covered employees PDF 

Vision Care Discount Program

In addition to dental benefits, your dental insurance also includes access to a vision discount program through EyeMed Vision Care at no additional cost. You and your family members who are enrolled in Delta Dental of Iowa are eligible to receive the discounts.  More information about the vision discount program is available at the DAS Vision Discount Program for Delta Dental Members webpage.

More Information

For more information about dental insurance, contact your human resources associate.


The Benefits Management Team of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services developed this webpage to provide you with information about your benefit options, and serve as a valuable resource for information about your benefits.  The benefits described at this webpage are subject to change.  Nothing herein shall be construed as a guarantee of benefits.  This website is not a complete description of the State of Iowa’s benefit plans.  Nothing on this webpage supersedes or changes any of the terms and conditions of any plan documents, insurance policies, or other legal agreements.  If the wording in this webpage contradicts any plan documents, laws, regulations, administrative rules, insurance policies, or other legal agreements, the wording in the official documents and agreements will govern. If you have any questions, please contact your human resources associate.