University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Enroll in Medical Coverage

When you become benefits-eligible, Employee Benefits will send you an email message with the online enrollment information.

Refer to the Zones and Base Plan map to verify your zone based on where you live or work. For example, if you live in one zone but work in a different zone, you can choose a base plan from either zone.

Enroll in Medical Coverage

You need to elect your medical plan within the first 30 days of employment or newly benefits-eligible position. You have the option to change plans within the first 30 days, and the new plan will be made effective retroactive to your initial effective date of active coverage. You can also elect to waive coverage and not have a medical plan.

Family Coverage

You need to elect your level of family coverage within the first 30 days of employment or newly benefits-eligible position. Your eligible dependents include your legal spouse and your dependent children from birth through age 25 (up to 26th birthday). To read a full definition of eligible dependents, refer to the Summary of Benefits.

Status Change Allows Enrollment

After your first 30 days of eligibility, you can make changes to your coverage due to a family status change such as marriage or birth of a child, or due to a work status change such as an appointment change from part-time to full-time. Within 30 days of the family or work status change, you can add or cancel coverage for yourself and your dependents.

Open Enrollment

During Open Enrollment in November you can change to a different plan or add or cancel dependent coverage.