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Michelle Bendickson
Accounts Payable Technician

Amy Cameron
Financial Accounting Assistant


Molli Cunningham
Administrative Specialist-Human Resources


Barbara Harms
Director of Business Services


Cathy Kearns
Administrative Specialist-Compensation/Benefits

Kathy Resewehr
Human Resources Secretary


Jackie Schreder
Director of Human Resources


Denise Scott
Administrative Specialist-Business Services


Grant Wood AEA - Employee Benefits
Contact Information


Insurance Benefits:

Wellmark - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa
1331 Grand Avenue
PO Box 9232
Des Moines, IA 50306-9232

Toll-free number:
Local number:
Web site:


Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are offered Wellmark health insurance products. The web site has many self-service tools for members. Employees can view benefits and personal claims status/history, search to find providers and medication information, and order ID cards from the web site.


MIIP Diagram


PPO Premier - Summary of Benefits

PPO Premier Coverage Manual 7-1-19


PPO Choice - Summary of Benefits

PPO Choice Coverage Manual 7-1-19


HMO Essential - Summary of Benefits

HMO Essential Coverage Manual 7-1-19


Comparison of Health Care Plans

MIIP Health Plans - Frequently Asked Questions 2019


Monthly Insurance Rates 2019-2020


Contracted Staff

Classified Staff

Management/Salaried/Management Support


Wellmark Blue 365 Program

Doctor on Demand User Guide

Doctor on Demand


Health Plan Notices


Health Insurance Marketplace Notice

MIIP Health Plan Notices

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

Medicare Creditable Coverage

Medicaid & the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

MHPAEA Exemption

Delta Dental Plan of Iowa
PO Box 9000
Johnston, IA 50131-9000

Toll-free number:
Web site:



Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are offered Delta Dental insurance. The web site provides many services. Employees can view benefits information and claims history, search for providers, order ID cards and download claim forms from the web site.


Contracted/Classified Staff
Delta Dental Plan A Summary

Delta Dental Plan A Benefit Certificate Booklet


Management/Salaried/Management Support
Delta Dental Plan B Summary
Delta Dental Plan B Benefit Certificate Booklet


EyeMed Vision Care
4000 Luxottica Pl, PO Box 8504
Mason, OH 45040

Toll-free number:
Web site:


Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are offered vision insurance that includes routine eye exams and eyewear benefits.


EyeMed Vision Care Benefit Summary
EyeMed Provider Directory

Vision Care In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Comparison

Out of Network Vision Claim Form


CIGNA Group Life Insurance Company, Inc.
PO Box 20310
Lehigh Valley, PA 18003-9924

Toll-free number:


Eligible Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are provided group-term life insurance coverage. Employees may also apply for supplemental life and dependent life coverage at their own expense.


Dependent and Supplemental Life Summary Sheet
Life Insurance FAQ's

CIGNA My Secure Advantage Program
CIGNA Healthy Rewards Program
CIGNA Secure Travel Program

Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc.
National Insurance Services
250 S. Executive Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005

Toll-free number:


Eligible Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are provided long-term disability coverage.


MNL Long Term Disability - Certificate of Insurance


Chubb Accident & Health

Travel and Medical Assistance

Identity Theft Protection

Pre-Tax Benefits:

IRS - Section 125 - Pre-Tax Spending Account
ASI Flex, Inc.
PO Box 6044
Columbia, MO 65205-6044

Toll-free Customer Service:
Toll-free Claims Fax:


Customer Service E-mail:
Customer Service Website:

On-line Claims Submission:

Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are able to tax-defer a portion of wages and set up a medical account for out-of-pocket health care expenses not paid by insurance and/or a dependent care assistance account.

Eligible FSA Expenses


Flex Reimbursement Claim Form


Retirement Benefits:

Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)
7401 Register Drive
PO Box 9117
Des Moines, IA 50306-9117

Toll-free number:
Local number:
Web site:


Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees have contribution rates of 6.29% employee share and 9.44% employer share. The web site has the most current IPERS publications and forms for employees to access. (Member handbook, retirement planning session schedules, beneficiary designation forms, change of address forms, etc.)


Retirement Investors Club (RIC) - 403b Program


1305 E. Walnut

Des Moines, IA 50319-0150

Toll-free number:

Web site:



Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees are able to participate in a voluntary retirement savings program administered by the RIC.


RIC 403(b) Program Summary

RIC 403(b) At-A-Glance
RIC Salary Reduction Form

Planwithease Log-in
Planwithease Participant User Guide


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Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency’s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488 or TDD 319-399-6766, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

ADDRESS: 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
TELEPHONE: 319-399-6700 | 800-332-8488
Fax: 319-399-6457