Free Services and Discounts
Confidential Counseling Service
The City of Minneapolis’ employee benefits package includes access to a confidential service that provides counseling services to help you or your family members deal with financial, legal, work-related, and relationship issues. Examples of the wide array services include: free consultation with an attorney, help finding child or elder care, advice from a financial professional, or support on how to live with a chronic health condition.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offered through Medica, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are available by phone, online, or through in-person appointments. You can reach the EAP counseling hotline at 1-800-626-7944. Additional information is available at www.liveandworkwell.com (access code: medica).
Identity theft support and documentation preparation assistance
Employees have access to free identity theft support and online document preparation support, including will preparation. More information is available at www.myCigna.com and www.CIGNAWillCenter.com. Employees can receive help:
- Cancelling lost or stolen credit cards.
- Replacing credit cards and lost or stolen documents.
- Writing an ID theft affidavit.
- Reporting ID theft to credit-reporting agencies and creditors.
- Placing a fraud alert on their credit reports.
- Accessing free credit reports.
- And more.
Access to these resources is through Cigna, the City’s provider of employee group life, accident and disability coverage. If you become the victim of identity theft, call 1-888-226-4567. Case managers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Tell your case manager you’re in the Cigna Identity Theft program, and your group number is 57.
Discounts on Entertainment, Products, and Services
City of Minneapolis employees and retirees, as well as their immediate family members, are eligible for discounts on entertainment, theater tickets, and other products and services. Discounts are offered by Minnesota Employee Recreation & Services Council (MERSC). To learn more, visit the MERSC website at http://www.mersc.org/
Health Club Discounts
City of Minneapolis employees are eligible for special health club discounts at these health clubs:
- Life Time Fitness
- Snap Fitness
- CorePower Yoga
- 501 Fit
- Ivy Spa and Fitness Club
The following discounts are negotiated by Information Technology, call (612) 673-3190 if you have questions about them. (The following links go the City's Intranet and are not accessible outside the City's network.)
City employees can buy Dell Computers at a discounted price. Learn more about the Dell Discount
City employees can buy Microsoft software at a discounted price. Learn more about the Microsoft Discount.
City of Minneapolis employees receive a 15 percent discount on current and new wireless services from Sprint and Nextel. Learn more about the Sprint Nextel Discount.
Last updated Jun 22, 2015