Health Care & Benefits Division

Goals and Objectives 2023 Biennium

Department Mission: Serving state government by providing effective, efficient, and customer driven solutions to Benefit Montanans.

Division Mission: To administer competitive, quality, and comprehensive benefits that provide health, safety and financial protection for state employees, retirees, and their families in a cost-effective manner.

Goal: Maintain financial stability of the state employee health benefits fund.

  •    Manage State of Montana Benefit Plan (State Plan) spend for medical, prescription, dental, and vision claims at or below national trends.
  •    Implement strategic programs designed to improve member health and minimize State Plan spend.
  •    Work with State Plan vendors to develop cost reimbursement methods that provide fair reimbursement for necessary services.
  •    Use data analytics to measure program performance and identify evidence-based program solutions.


Goal: Reduce the number of state employee work-related injuries and the associated costs.

  •     Implement enhanced safety efforts to reduce risk of employee injury in all agencies.
  •     Increase Return-to-Work placements in all agencies.
  •     Coordinate with our vendors to develop strategies that address occupational health and safety.
  •     Provide increased employee awareness of health and safety activities and behaviors that reduce risk of injury and loss time from work.


Goal: Educate, inform, and engage members about their health and benefits.

  •     Implement strategies to improve and maintain employee health and access to health care, while containing costs.
  •     Coordinate events and incentives to empower employees to manage their health.
  •     Coordinate with State Plan vendors to provide increased employee awareness of healthy behaviors and available health resources.
  •     Enhance the Montana Health Center model to provide for integrated primary, behavioral, and preventive care services.
  •     Collaborate with State agencies and State Plan vendors to pilot programs designed to enhance member health and awareness.


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