Benefits Administration

Public Service Center
250 4th Street S., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Ph: (612) 673-2282                        Fax: 612-284-7989


Free Services and Discounts

Employee Assistance Program

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 through an Employee Assistance Program. 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 (access code: medica).

Free Programs Through Cigna

Cigna, the City’s provider of employee group life, accident and disability coverage offers several free programs for City employees.  Using these programs can save employees time and money. 

Discounts on Entertainment, Products, and Services through MERSC

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 or sign up to get emails about special discount offers. Sign up for the emails here.

Childcare Discount

City employees are eligible for a 10 percent discount on childcare at New Horizon Academy.  To learn more about the New Horizon Academy, visit their website at or call 763-557-1111.

Health Club Discounts

City of Minneapolis employees are eligible for special health club discounts at these health clubs:

Save on Tuition at Augsburg, Hamline, and St. Mary's

City employees have the opportunity to take advantage of the below educational discounts. 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The City of Minneapolis qualifies as a public service employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. City of Minneapolis employees may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on certain Federal Direct student loans after making 120 qualifying payments on eligible loans while employed full-time. Please visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.  To request to have the employer section of the form completed, please submit a general benefits inquiry through the HR Service Center.

Technology Discounts

Several companies offer discounts for City of Minneapolis employees.  Learn more by visiting the Minneapolis Information Technology page.

Last updated Dec 7, 2017



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