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HRExpress January 2020 PDF  
State of Iowa Insurance  
Delta Dental Network: It’s Your Choice January 2020
Other State Benefits  
Important Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Information January 2020
Health and Well-Being  
Voluntary Vision Insurance: Open Enrollment Underway January 2020
Six Easy Ways to Improve Your Health and Well-Being January 2020
Upcoming Health and Well-Being Resource Seminars January 2020
Financial Fitness  
New Year Review and Update January 2020
Retirement Savings  
Empower Yourself  January 2020
DAS Education  
Make the Most of Your Employee Benefits: Register Now! January 2020
Keep Your Career Skills Up To Date - Check Out the PDS Training Schedule Today January 2020

Archived Topics


Benefit Education

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Financial Fitness

Saving for Qualified Education Expenses December 2019

Flexible Spending

Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Carryover Balances November 2018
Health FSA Eligible Claims July 2018
Health Flexible Spending Account and Mileage Reimbursement February 2019
News on Carryover Dollars for your Health FSA  September 2018
Purchase Health Flexible Spending Account Items Online December 2018

Health Insurance 

Doctor On Demand February 2018
Don’t Let an Illness or Injury Slow You Down - Get Care On the Go With Doctor on Demand® August 2019
Get Better Outcomes with Blue Distinction® Specialty Care April 2019
Have you registered for Doctor On Demand™? September 2018
How Well Do You Understand Your Health Insurance Coverage? May 2019
Iowa Choice Guest Membership July 2019
Mail Order Prescription Benefit February 2018
Medical Care When Traveling Outside the Country June 2019
myWellmark® Care Finder February 2018
myWellmark® - Managing Your Health Benefits February 2019
New Wellmark ID Card Coming Soon to Your Mailbox  December 2018
New Year - New Card: Update Providers With Your New Wellmark ID Number January 2019
Newer. Better. Easier: myWellmark® March 2019
News From Your RIC Providers July 2019
Preventive Cancer Screenings Are Covered Under State of Iowa Health Insurance July 2018
Preventive Health Care at No Cost to You April 2018
Save Time and Money on Your Healthcare August 2018
Sick or Injured? Now What? A Comprehensive Guide on Where to Get Care April 2018
Simplify Your Paperwork with Online EOBs July 2018
Traveling and Your Health Care Coverage June 2018
Wellmark and CVS Address Opioid Management Issue April 2018
Wellmark’s Pregnancy Support Program February 2019
Safe and Secure - Wellmark’s Identity Protection Service July 2019

Health and Well-Being

Employee Assistance Program - Help Dealing with Life Challenges April 2019
Enjoy Summer at the Capitol Complex June 2019
November is Diabetes Awareness Month November 2019
PerksConnect: The Fastest Way to Connect To Local Deals June 2019

Life Insurance

Life Insurance Beneficiaries January 2019
Managing Your Life Insurance Beneficiaries Is Simple in IowaBenefits August 2018

Retirement Savings

A Little Saving - A Lot of Benefits With RIC January 2019
A Note from IPERS December 2019
Are You Enrolled in Retirement Investors’ Club (RIC)? November 2019
Automatic Roth Investing June 2018
Can I Roll Over Funds Into My RIC Account? August 2018
Choosing a Retirement Investors’ Club (RIC) Provider November 2019
Go Paperless; Go GREEN November 2019
Help Avoid Surprises Next Tax Season With the IRS Withholding Calculator July 2019
Increasing your RIC Contribution Can Make a Big Impact July 2018
Internal Revenue Service 457 Limits Going Up for 2020! December 2019
Investment Risk: Fixed Rates vs. Variable Rates December 2018
Need Help Choosing Investments? August 2019
News From Your RIC Providers August 2019
News from Your Retirement Investors’ Club (RIC) Providers  November 2019
Not Yet Saving In RIC? July 2019
Sign Up Any Time for Retirement Investors’ Club (RIC) September 2018
Provider Name Change April 2019
Retirement Investors’ Club (RIC) Update June 2019
Saving Toward Retirement July 2019
Tax Credit for RIC Savers  April 2018
Who Gets Your Money Upon Your Death? April 2019


DAS Honored for Safety Efforts by Iowa-Illinois Safety Council June 2018

State of Iowa Insurance

State Employees Save Money With Blue365 December 2019
Supplemental Life Insurance and Evidence of Insurability  November 2019

Training (PDS)

Browse the PDS website for details on all the PDS offerings.   
Advance Your Knowledge with PDS Certificates February 2018
Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM) April 2018
Iowa Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Consortium Receives Continued Accreditation December 2018


Protect Yourself from the Sun July 2019
Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore August 2019

Previous Editions 

HRExpress December 2019 PDF  
HRExpress November 2019 PDF  
HRExpress October 2019 PDF  
HRExpress September 2019 PDF  
HRExpress August 2019 PDF  
HRExpress July 2019 PDF  
HRExpress June 2019 PDF  
HRExpress May 2019 PDF  
HRExpress April 2019 PDF  
HRExpress March 2019 PDF  
HRExpress February 2019 PDF  
HRExpress January 2019 PDF  
HRExpress December 2018 PDF  
HRExpress November 2018 PDF  
HRExpress October 2018 PDF  
HRExpress September 2018 PDF  
HRExpress August 2018 PDF  
HRExpress July 2018 PDF  
HRExpress June 2018 PDF  
HRExpress April 2018 PDF  
HRExpress February 2018 PDF  

Updated 01/03/2019