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Amy Cameron
Accounts Payable Technician

Barbara Harms
Business Manager


Cathy Kearns
Administrative Specialist-Compensation/Benefits

Kim Lytle
Administrative Specialist-Human Resources


Kathy Resewehr
Human Resources Secretary


Jackie Schreder
Human Resources Coordinator


Denise Scott
Administrative Specialist-Business Services


Caroline Twachtmann
Mail/Receiving Clerk

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:


MIIP Health Care Plans 7.1.2011
MIIP Diagram

PPO Premier Coverage Manual 7.01.11.pdf
PPO Choice Coverage Manual 7.01.11.pdf
HMO Essential Coverage Manual 7.01.11.pdf

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.

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

Toll-free number:
Local number:
Web site:


Contracted/Classified Staff
Delta Dental Plan A Summary

Management/Salaried/Management Support
Delta Dental Plan B Summary

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.

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.pdf
EyeMed Provider Directory.pdf

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

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 Will Preparation Program.pdf
CIGNA Healthy Rewards Program.pdf
CIGNA Secure Travel Program.pdf
CIGNA Identity Protection 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.


Prudential Long-Term Care Insurance
P.O. Box 8526
Philadelphia, PA 19176

Customer Service:


Web site:
Group Name: gwaea10
Access Code: gwaea10ltc

Grant Wood Area Education Agency employees and eligible family members have the opportunity to purchase long-term care insurance. Questions can be answered and enrollment kits ordered by contacting Prudential customer service. The Prudential web site also has resource tools for checking eligibility, exploring plan features and calculating premiums.

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.

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 4.50% employee share and 6.95% 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

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

Web site:

RIC 403(b) Provider Summary
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
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