Open enrollment deadline fast approaching

Open enrollment — the time of year when you can make changes to your benefit elections — began Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 22. If you haven’t yet completed your open enrollment tasks, now’s the time to decide which of the three networks to enroll in and whether you wish to create pre-tax spending accounts for health care or dependent care.

How to enroll

  1. Log onto HRIS.
  2. In the Self Service box, click on Benefits
  3. Select Benefits Enrollment and complete each section. (Be sure to print the enrollment summary page before you submit your open enrollment.)

Many resources available to answer your questions

There are many resources available to answer your questions about health plan changes and guide you through the enrollment process.

Read your information packet

The best place to start is to read through the packet of information that was mailed to your home in late October. The packet details:

Attend a workplace meeting or view an online presentation

If you have questions about your open enrollment options, you can watch a videotaped presentation or attend an open enrollment information session. Benefits staff will discuss the City’s health care plan, dental insurance, life insurance benefits and pre-tax spending accounts for health and/or dependent care.

Thursday, Nov. 14: 10 – 11 a.m.
City Hall, Room 319, 350 South 5th St.

Tuesday, Nov. 19: 1 – 2 p.m.
City Hall, Room 319, 350 South 5th St.

To view a videotaped open enrollment presentation visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/hr/benefits/.

Call the open enrollment hotline

If you have any questions during open enrollment, call the Human Resources open enrollment hotline at 612-673-3333.

The phone line is staffed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Calls will be answered by a member of the Benefits staff. There may be a short wait if staff is assisting other callers, but your call will be answered as soon as possible. If you call after hours, please leave a detailed message and a staff member will return your call.

Call Medica

If you have questions about care systems, participating doctors and facilities, or drug coverage, call Medica Customer service at 952-945-8000.

Visit the website

The Benefits website outlines many of the changes to the 2014 benefits package.

Published Nov. 13, 2013