2024 Benefits Overview

Windstream is committed to helping you and your family be healthy so that you can make the most of your life – at work, at home and in your community. Providing access to a comprehensive benefits program that supports your overall well-being is an important part of that commitment.

Below is an overview of options for 2024.


New for 2024

  • You will have the opportunity to enroll in a new medical plan, the Surest Choice Plan. This plan features no deductible or coinsurance and you pay a copay, or set dollar amount, for all covered services from day one. With the Surest Choice Plan, you have the option to enroll in a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to save money on eligible healthcare expenses. You are not eligible to enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Five plan options and choice of three carriers, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UMR and Surest
  • Prescription coverage is provided through Express Scripts for all Windstream medical plans
  • Additional prescription savings possible through RxSavings Solutions
Supplemental medical
  • In order to offer benefits that are relevant and valuable, we continually evaluate our plans and administrators to ensure they meet the needs of our employees and support the company’s benefits strategy. Beginning in 2024, we are partnering with Aetna to administer our supplemental medical plans. You will continue to have three options: accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Programs and resources to help you and your family live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives
  • Three plan options from Delta Dental
  • Two plan options from VSP
Health savings and spending accounts
  • If you enroll in a Windstream medical plan and an HSA, Windstream will contribute up to $600 into your HSA to help cover your out-of-pocket expenses
  • If you are not eligible for an HSA, or choose not to enroll in an HSA, you can enroll in a Health Care FSA
  • Per IRS limits, the amount you are allowed to rollover in your FSA is $610 in 2024
Life and accident insurance
  • Company-provided life and AD&D insurance as well as additional supplemental options
Disability insurance
  • Company-provided short-term and long-term disability
Additional voluntary benefits
  • 401(k), identity theft protection, pet insurance, auto & home insurance and a legal plan

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