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Open Enrollment is the one time each year when the University announces benefit plan changes and biweekly contribution rates for the next calendar year. Open Enrollment begins November 1 and ends December 1. Review the changes for 2015 on the Open Enrollment page. You'll find links to the online presentation, the guides, and the newsletters. Enroll for benefits online at Employee Self-Service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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