University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Benefits Plan Orientation

About Your Benefits

As a new employee, you and your dependents may be eligible to participate in the UPlan Health Program offered by the University of Minnesota. UPlan benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, disability, and long-term care coverage.

You are not required to elect medical and dental coverage, and you have the option to choose any, all, or none of the benefits offered.

If you choose to participate in the UPlan Health Program, you must enroll online through Employee Self-Service within your first 30 days of employment. (Please note that the change to 30 days is effective as of July 1, 2014.)

If you decide to waive coverage now, your next opportunity to elect medical and dental coverage will be the next Open Enrollment period or if you and your dependents experience a loss of other health coverage because of an eligible family status change.

First Steps

You may want to first determine whether your dependents are eligible for benefits and when coverage begins. You may have received the benefits booklet from your Human Resources representative or you can review the Guide for UPlan Benefits Enrollment (pdf) online.

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Learn More about Benefits

Health Benefits Workshop

This workshop is for employees who are interested in learning about their medical, dental, life, disability, and pre-tax benefit choices and would like assistance before completing their enrollment online.

Online Presentation

If you are not able to attend a scheduled workshop, click on the picture below to link to an online presentation of the Health Benefits Workshop. Please note that the enrollment period change to 30 days from date of hire is not yet reflected in this presentation.

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