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New ACOs Available to More UPlan Members

Three more Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will be added to the UPlan medical options for 2017 — Medica with Mayo Clinic Health System, Essentia ChoiceCare with Medica, and Altru & You with Medica — giving more employees the opportunity to consider whether an ACO is a good fit for them and their families. Learn more about ACOs in your area to decide if one is right for you.

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Copays Waived for the Employee Assistance Program

Are work or personal problems weighing you down and causing you stress? If so, you should know that employees and their family members who are eligible for the UPlan can get eight free sessions with a professional counselor each year through the University's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). And now there is no copay!

Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To schedule an appointment, call 612-625-2820 or 888-243-5744 or email

Benefits Spotlight: LSS Financial Counseling

Having trouble stretching your funds to pay your bills? Need help figuring out a family budget? All U employees can get six free financial counseling sessions through Financial Choice, from LSS Financial Counseling. And you can even bring along your family!

Learn More About Your Benefit Options

New employees can learn about their benefit options with the 2017 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