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Using Your Flexible Spending Account with Discovery Benefits

Set up your account with Discovery Benefits to have online access to your account information. Don’t forget to set up direct deposit. It’s the quickest way to be reimbursed for eligible expenses. 

Use the mobile app to access your account 24/7 to check your account balance or submit a reimbursement. Go to the Android or Apple store to download the app. You can also set up text alerts to receive messaging on account activities from Discovery Benefits.

Call Discovery Benefits customer service at 1-844-561-1333 to see if you can participate in the Recurring Dependent Care Reimbursement process. You would need to submit only one form per year for each day care provider. Some restrictions apply, so call to make sure it is right for you.

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UPlan Summary of Benefits Now Available

For a routine office visit or prescription, knowing the cost of your copays may be all you need to know about the University's UPlan program. Sometimes though, you may need information about your health benefits that is more detailed. In that case, you can refer to the Summary of Benefits online.

Want to know if something is covered? Browse the Benefit Features Chart to find your answer. If it's not there, go to the Exclusions section to find out why. Unsure of the meaning of a term, like biologics? Look it up in the Definitions section and then learn more in the Pharmacy Benefits section.

The Summary of Benefits is your complete reference book for the University of Minnesota UPlan. Look at the summaries for the UPlan Medical Program or the UPlan Dental Program whenever you need to know more.

Benefits Spotlight: Health Care That's Just a Call or Click Away

Your medical plan coverage includes three bonus services – a nurse line, walk-in clinics, and virtual care – that makes it easier for you to get care outside of regular office hours.


Learn More About Your Benefit Options

New employees can learn about their benefit options with the 2018 Guide for UPlan Benefits Enrollment (pdf).

Questions About Your Benefits?

Call 4-UOHR (612-624-8647 or 800-756-2363) and select option 1 or send an email to