Permanent state employees, university system employees and district health unit employees are eligible to participate in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA). Participation in the HDHP/HSA is optional. Temporary employees and employees of political subdivisions are not eligible to participate in the HDHP/HSA at this time.
The HDHP/HSA option has higher annual deductibles and larger out-of-pocket costs for medical services. However, the higher initial out-of-pocket costs are partially offset by an employer contribution to an HSA created in the memberís name. The NDPERS HDHP/HSA has a cap on how much you will pay out-of-pocket during a year, and covers preventive services (as designated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)) with no out-of-pocket cost to you.
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Contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota if you require additional information. Fargo area: (701) 282-1400. Toll-free: 800-223-1704.