Welcome to your Benefits

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.

We are pleased to continue our partnership with Mercer Marketplace 365 to offer you an easy way to learn about, choose and buy coverage from a wide selection of benefits.

Below is an overview of options for 2020. You can find more information at the link in the menu above.


New For 2020

  • New Windstream cash match contribution to your 401(k) per pay period instead of annually
  • Additional support available through Livongo for hypertension and the new weight management program, StepIn
  • New Choice Auto & Home Program offering through Mercer with multiple carriers


  • Four plan options and choice of two carriers


  • Prescription coverage is provided through Express Scripts for all Windstream medical plans
  • Potential additional prescription savings through RxSavings Solutions

Supplemental medical

  • Three supplemental medical plan options from Aetna – accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance – no premium increase for 2020


  • Employees plus spouses who enroll in a Windstream medical plan will have access to the Well-being program. Medical plan enrollees must complete the confidential biometric screening through the Well-being program by the deadline to avoid a $500 medical surcharge


  • Three plan options from Delta Dental – no premium increase for 2020


  • Two plan options from VSP – no premium increase for 2020

Health savings and spending accounts

  • If you enroll in a Windstream medical plan and a Health Savings Account (HSA), Windstream will contribute up to $600 into your HSA to help cover your out-of-pocket expenses
  • If you enroll in a Heath Care Flexible Spending Account, you will no longer receive a tax-free contribution from Windstream

Life and accident insurance

  • Company-provided life and AD&D insurance as well as additional supplemental options – no premium increase for 2020

Disability insurance

  • Company-provided short-term and long-term disability

Additional voluntary benefits

  • Identity theft protection, pet insurance, auto & home insurance and a legal plan