University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Open Enrollment is Your Opportunity to Make Changes

Each year you have the opportunity to make changes in your benefits during Open Enrollment from November 1 to November 30. While there are no plan changes for 2016 you may want to make sure your selections are still the right fit for you and your family.

Because regular maintenance is scheduled through noon on Sundays, we suggest waiting until 2 p.m. before going into MyU to enroll.

Financial Choice from LSS Financial Counseling

To help you achieve your financial goals, you can access the University of Minnesota benefit, Financial Choice, from LSS Financial Counseling. With Financial Choice, you and your family members are eligible for up to six sessions of free, confidential financial counseling.

Voluntary Retirement Plans: Earlier Deadline for Enrollment Change

Please note that the cutoff time for enrolling in or making changes to the Optional Retirement Plan or Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan has changed to 11:30 a.m. on the Wednesday before payroll.

Medical and Dental Summary of Benefits

You have an opportunity when needed to review coverage levels or an eligibility situation with your reference guides, the 2015 Summary of Benefits for both the UPlan Medical and Dental Programs. Take some time to become familiar with the information in the summaries.

Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

Participating in the Medication Therapy Management program may help improve your health outcomes and understanding of your medications when you meet with a specially trained pharmacist. Consider enrolling in MTM if you take four or more covered medications for chronic conditions. 

For New Employees

Enroll in a Health Plan

Use the Benefits Enrollment self-service action to select your medical, dental, and optional benefit choices.

Attend New Employee Orientation

The Office of Human Resources hosts new employee orientation to help you learn more about the University community and its policies, benefits, resources, and opportunities.





Need to Change Your Benefits?

Quick answers to benefits-related questions about these common life events:

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