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Benefits

Learn More About Your Benefit Options

New employees can learn about their benefit options with the 2019 Guide for UPlan Benefits Enrollment (pdf). The 2019 Medical Summary (pdf) and 2019 Dental Summary of Benefits (pdf) are available for current employees.

2019

Health Benefits Check-up for 2019: Five Ways to Get Ready for the New Plan Year

The start of 2019 may bring some changes to your health benefits based on your choices during open enrollment. It’s important to take a few minutes to be sure that you are ready for the new plan year. Here are five things you can do to ensure you have your health plan mapped out for 2019.

1. Review your UPlan deductions

In order to make benefit changes that impact your pay more consistent, the Office of Human Resources is making a slight change to when your benefits for 2019 will be deducted. You will see your deductions in your January 2, 2019 pay statement.

Remember, your 2019 premiums may change based on your Wellbeing Program participation. If you earned a change in your deductions at the end of the 2017-18 Wellbeing program year that ended in August, then you will see your health premiums change in 2019.

2. Check your benefits summary

You can double check your benefits selections for 2019 by going to MyU and selecting My Benefits. Scroll down and click on Benefits Summary and you will see a table showing your current benefits. Type in “01/01/2019” and click “Go” to see your benefits selections for 2019.

3. Fit Choices and account updates

If you are enrolled in Fit Choices and receive a new Medica ID card, check to see if your group or policy number has changed. If it has, bring your new ID card to your health club to update your account and continue receiving Fit Choices credits. 

4. Look for new cards, clinics, and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) enrollment

You will receive new member ID cards at your home address from your Medica medical plan. Delta Dental and HealthPartners dental plans and Prime Therapeutics will send new member ID cards if you are either a new enrollee or you changed coverage levels or plan options.

If you have a new clinic, you may want your new physician to have your records. Ask your current clinic to send a copy to your new clinic so your records will be available on your first visit.

If you have enrolled in a health care FSA for the first time for 2019, you will have direct access to your health care funds with a Flexible Spending Account card, a secure VISA®-branded prepaid card from Discovery Benefits, the University’s FSA Program administrator. 

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

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

Questions About Your Benefits?

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