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South Dakota Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to South Dakota.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation, Division of Human Rights
605.773.3101
www.dlr.sd.gov/humanrights/default.aspx

State Health Care Coverage Facts
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
https://ccf.georgetown.edu/state-childrens-health-facts/

Vocational Rehabilitation
South Dakota Department of Human Services- Rehabilitation Division
605.224.8294
www.dhs.sd.gov/drs/vocrehab/vr.aspx

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Health Insurance

South Dakota Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/

South Dakota Division of Insurance
605.773.3563
www.dlr.sd.gov/insurance/

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-South Dakota
South Dakota Division of Insurance
605.773.3563
www.dlr.sd.gov/insurance/consumers/cobra.aspx

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
The South Dakota Children's Health Insurance Program
605.773.3165
www.dss.sd.gov/medicaid/generalinfo/medicalprograms.aspx#chip

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/sd/index.html

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Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

South Dakota Medicaid Program 
South Dakota Department of Social Services
605.773-3165
www.dss.sd.gov/medicaid/generalinfo/verifyeligibility/

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Home & Community-Based Services Waiver Program
https://dhs.sd.gov/ltss/titlexix.aspx

 

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Senior Health Information & Insurance Education (SHIINE)
800.536.8197
http://shiine.net

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Unemployment Insurance Division
605.626.2301
www.dlr.sd.gov/ui/

Agency: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Information available at https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/individuals/default.aspx. File here: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/individuals/file_claim.aspx  or by phone: 605.626.3179. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $414. Benefits can be claimed for up to a maximum of 26 weeks. Eligible claimants can expect to wait up to four weeks before initial payments. Payments are available via direct deposit or debit card. Most claimants will be required to conduct at least two job search activities per week and to report these activities when making their weekly certifications for benefits. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/individuals/faq.aspx. There is a comprehensive guidebook available here: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/publications/pam247.pdf. Informational videos can be found here: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/individuals/default.aspx. Customer service can be reached by phone: 605.626.2452 or email: https://apps.sd.gov/LD01EmailContact/Default.aspx?ID=5.

Updates related to South Dakota unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://dlr.sd.gov/covid_19_resources.aspx and https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/covid_19_ra_eligibility.aspx and https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/pua.aspx

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials.