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The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce that a new long-term care insurance program will be added to our employee benefits program. After a detailed analysis of available programs, we have selected LifeSecure Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the largest BCBS organization in the United States.
The 2014 Summary of Benefits books for both the UPlan Medical Program and UPlan Dental Program are available online for your use as a reference guide throughout the year. Take some time to become familiar with the following sections in one or both of the books that pertain to your coverage:
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.
As of August 1, 2013, University employees living in Minnesota and the 13 other states where same-sex marriage is legal will be able to extend benefits coverage to same-sex spouses and their dependents under the age of 26, with proof of marriage. Note: employees who have registered their same-sex domestic partners and enrolled them for benefits will continue to have the value of those benefits taxed as income unless they marry.
On October 7, 2013 , Kathy Brown, Vice President, Office of Human Resources, and Dr. Katrice Albert, Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity, held a conversation with the GLBT community on the University's same-sex marriage and same-sex domestic partners health benefits coverage. The conversation was recorded and is now available to view.
If you have any questions about your benefits, call 612-624-8647 or 1-800-756-2363 and ask for Benefits. You can also send questions via email to email@example.com.
Get medical care or advice for non-emergency medical concerns from a Consult A Doctor physician. This convenient option is available to UPlan members in any of the Medica plan options. Activate your account by calling a care coordinator at 1-855-993-7633 or visit www.medica.com/consultadoctor and click on Activate Account. Learn about the conditions that can be treated and the ways to connect at Consult A Doctor (pdf).
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.
Use the Benefits Enrollment self-service action to select your medical, dental, and optional benefit choices.
Quick answers to benefits-related questions about these common life events:
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