2019 Benefits

Welcome to your 2019 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.

For 2019, 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 2019.



  • Four plan options and choice of two carriers

New For 2019

Windstream is adding two new plans to help employees with complicated health issues. Both are provided at no additional cost when you enroll in a medical plan.

  • Advance Medical provides expert medical opinions to ensure that the treatment you get is the treatment you need
  • Progyny specializes in offering families a variety of fertility treatment options and will replace WinFertility in 2019


  • Regardless of which medical plan you choose, prescription coverage is provided through Express Scripts

Supplemental medical

  • Three supplemental medical plan options from Aetna – accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance – no premium increase for 2019


  • Employees and spouses who enroll in a Windstream medical plan will have access to the Be Balanced program. Enrollees must complete both the confidential biometric screening and online RealAge test by May 31, 2019, to avoid a $500 medical surcharge


  • Three plan options from Delta Dental – no premium increase for 2019


  • Two plan options from VSP – no premium increase for 2019

Savings and spending accounts

When you enroll in a medical plan and contribute annually to the savings or spending account specified below, Windstream will contribute:

  • Up to $600 to your Health Savings Account, OR
  • Up to $500 to your Health Care Flexible Spending Account

Life and accident insurance

  • Company-provided life and AD&D insurance, and additional supplemental options – no premium increase for 2019

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