Benefits Administration

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

 

Medical Insurance

Medical Plan Information

Networks and Contributions

 
 2018 Medical Rates

 

2019 medical plan rates 

Semi-monthly Rates 

The premium amounts shown above are deducted from each of your first two paychecks per month. 

Enrolling in a Medical Plan

Most regular, full-time employees may enroll for benefit coverage to be effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Waiting periods and participation start dates can be found in the policy or collective bargaining agreement governing your employment.

Other employees may become eligible to enroll in the medical plan and HRA/VEBA due to provisions of the Affordable Care Act. If this applies to you, plan and enrollment information will be provided at the time you become eligible.

If you have questions on your eligibility for the medical plan, please contact the Benefits Office.

Plan Design

The City of Minneapolis offers a self-insured medical plan administered by Medica. This means the City uses its own funds to pay for employees' medical expenses and contracts with Medica for services such as plan design, provider network access, claims processing and customer service. 

The City of Minneapolis Medical Plan features one plan design with a choice of provider networks. The plan provides coverage for a wide range of covered services including physician services, hospital services and prescription drugs.

Network Information

When you enroll, you must select one provider network from the available options to provide care for you and all dependents covered by your plan. 

Some of the network options are accountable care organization (ACO) networks. In an ACO, groups of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers work together with your health plan to provide coordinated care. This means you receive enhanced care at a lower cost. When you enroll in an ACO, you can give Medica and your ACO permission to share information with each other. This helps you get the care you need and gives you access to programs and services that can benefit you. See the network descriptions below for details.

Generally speaking, you can't change networks once you are enrolled, so it's important to choose the best network for your needs.

Provider Network Options

Medica Choice® Passport 

Consider selecting Medica Choice Passport if it's important to you to be able to see a wide range of providers without a referral. 

Medica Elect®  

Consider selecting the Medica Elect network if you'd prefer to designate a primary care provider to coordinate any specialty care you may need.

VantagePlus with MedicaSM (ACO) 

Consider selecting this ACO network if you already use the providers that participate and would like to receive more personalized care and services at a lower cost.  

Park Nicollet First with MedicaSM (ACO) 

Consider selecting this ACO network if you already use the providers that participate and would like to receive more personalized care and services at a lower cost.

Ridgeview Community Network® powered by Medica (ACO)

Consider selecting this ACO network if you already use the providers that participate and would like to receive more personalized care and services at a lower cost.

For more information on your plan and network options, review the Health Plan Resource Website

Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) employers are required to provide a standard Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) for each plan.  These documents are listed below. 

 

Last updated Oct 22, 2018

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