The Health Insurance Allowance (HIA) helps offset the cost of premiums for medical, dental, and/or prescription plans. In addition to the allowance, $93.50 may be reimbursed to offset the cost of Medicare Part B.

Health Insurance allowance

You are eligible for HIA if you are a retired Tier I or Tier II Member who has at least 10 years of SDCERA service credit or is receiving a disability retirement benefit. Monthly allowance amounts range from $200 to $400. When you are eligible for Medicare, the monthly allowance becomes $300 and you become eligible for a Medicare Part B Reimbursement of $93.50.

Health Insurance Allowance fact sheet
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Health Insurance Reimbursement

To use your HIA toward the cost of medical, dental, and/or prescription drug plans not sponsored by SDCERA, complete the Health Insurance Reimbursement Request  form. You must enroll in the program each year to be reimbursed. Please review the Health Insurance Reimbursement fact sheet below for more information.

You may submit your application for a Health Insurance Reimbursement (HIR) electronically or by mail.

Submitting your HIR form electronically:

  1. Print the Health Insurance Reimbursement Request form (below).
  2. Complete and sign the form.
  3. Gather and scan the required documentation to a file on your computer desktop.
  4. Visit the “Submit Enrollment Forms” page to submit your completed form and documentation.

Submitting your HIR form by mail:

  1. Print the Health Insurance Reimbursement Request form (below).
  2. Complete and sign the form.
  3. Gather and make copies of the requirement documentation.
  4. Mail the form and required documentation to:
    SDCERA Health Plans Service Center
    PO Box 14464
    Des Moines, IA 50306-3464
Health Insurance Reimbursement fact sheet   Health Insurance Reimbursement Request form
      HIR FactSheet         Health Insurance Reimbursement form

If you have questions, please contact the SDCERA Health Plans Service Center at 866.751.0256 from 5:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, M-F.