Employee Benefits

Voluntary Products FAQs

What are my options concerning dental, vision, and life insurance?

For State employees:

Delta Dental: offers dental plans

Humana Vision: offers vision plans

Colonial Life: offers life insurance

For Public-School employees:

Please contact your district concerning dental and vision plans

Colonial Life: offers life insurance

Where do I sign up for dental and vision as an active employee?

If you are a State employee, this is done through the Arkansas State Employee Benefit Advisors (ARSEBA). You may find all enrollment forms under the “Arkansas State Employee” tab. Please contact ARSEBA at 888-224-5233 for more information.

Where do I sign up for dental and vision as a retiree?

You may learn more about your options here.

What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

A HSA is an account that enables individuals who are participating in a High Deductible Health plan to to pay for qualifying health care expenses with pre-tax funds.

What is an Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

An FSA allows you to have pre-tax dollars withheld from your paycheck to pay for eligible health care or dependent care expenses. There are two different types of FSAs

Health Care FSA: covers eligible medical, dental, or vision expenses

Dependent Care FSA (Dependent Care Assistance Program, DCAP): covers employment-related expenses for child care.

Limited Purpose FSA: covers eligible dental and vision expenses until you meet your deductible

What are the differences between a HSA and an FSA?

HSA:

Can continue using your HSA even after you leave your employer

Contributions can be adjusted at anytime

Do not need to re-enroll every year

Unused funds rollover year after year

Must be on the Classic or Basic plan

FSA:

Account access is lost once you leave your employer

Contributions can only be adjusted during Open Enrollment, new hire period, or if you experience a qualifying event

Must submit an FSA Enrollment Form each year

Unused funds over $550 do not rollover each year

Must be on the Premium Plan or no health plan to enroll

Where can I eligible expenses for a HSA and a FSA?

You may click here to view eligible expenses.

Where can I find more information pertaining to an FSA and a HSA?

You may visit here for more information or call Connect Your Care at 833-229-4431.

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