University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Open Enrollment ended December 1

If you made a plan change during Open Enrollment, you will receive new member ID cards from your medical or dental plan. Check that the information on the card is correct and contact the plan's customer service if any information is incorrect. Your providers will need to see your new ID card when you receive services in 2015.

The 2015 medical and dental rates or plan descriptions can be found on the Open Enrollment page for now.

Earning Points in the Wellness Program

The points you earn by participating in Wellness Program activities can be used in 2016 to reduce the cost of UPlan Medical Program coverage. When you achieve the required number of points by August 31, 2015, your 2016 premiums will be reduced by $400 or $600 based on the tier of medical coverage you have.

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.

Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

When same-sex marriage was legalized in Minnesota in August 2013, the University of Minnesota decided to continue coverage for same-sex domestic partners through the 2014 calendar year. As of January 1, 2015, the University will be offering coverage for only married couples.

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.

The ACA and Your Health Insurance Options

You may have questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) the new federal health reform law, so we put together some ACA background materials to explain the important points.

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.



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