Sanford Health providers accessible to state employees


Employees at South Dakota State University will continue to have access to Sanford Health providers.

Sanford announced in August that the organization was withdrawing from DAKOTACARE as of Jan. 1, 2017. DAKOTACARE is a third-party administrator that processes claims and manners relating to customer service.

Even though Sanford will no longer be part of the DAKOTACARE provider network, state employees are able to use Sanford services, according to the Bureau of Human Resources press release.

“Our goal is to provide the members of the health plan with continuity of service and we want to maintain a wide range of healthcare choices that they enjoy today so that’s going to be our goal,” said Laurie Gill, commissioner of the Bureau of Human Resources, in an interview in October with The Collegian.