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HRExpress May 2019 PDF  
Group Insurance  
How Well Do You Understand Your Health Insurance Coverage? May 2019
It’s Not a Bill - It’s an Explanation of Benefits May 2019
Health and Well-Being  
A Quick Guide to Oral Cancer Warning Signs and Risk Factors May 2019
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Online Seminars May 2019
Retirement Savings  
Not Yet Saving In RIC? May 2019
DAS Education  
Developing Today's Leaders Through CPM Program - New Cohort Begins in July May 2019
Benefit Education Presentations: Register Now! May 2019
Keep Your Work/People Skills Up To Date with PDS Training May 2019

Archived Topics


Benefit Education

The benefit education calendar is at

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
Get Better Outcomes with Blue Distinction® Specialty Care April 2019
Have you registered for Doctor On Demand™? September 2018
Mail Order Prescription Benefit February 2018
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
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

Health and Well-Being

Employee Assistance Program - Help Dealing with Life Challenges April 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
Automatic Roth Investing June 2018
Can I Roll Over Funds Into My RIC Account? August 2018
Choosing a Retirement Investors’ Club (RIC) Provider November 2018
Increasing your RIC Contribution Can Make a Big Impact July 2018
Investment Risk: Fixed Rates vs. Variable Rates December 2018
Sign Up Any Time for Retirement Investors’ Club (RIC) September 2018
Provider Name Change April 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

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

Previous Editions 

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 05/02/2019