Events and Workshops

Health Benefits Workshop

This workshop is for employees who are interested in learning more about their benefit options—medical, dental, life insurance, disability benefits, and pre-tax flexible spending accounts—and would like assistance before completing their enrollment online. This workshop complements New Employee Orientation by providing detailed benefits information. New employees should plan to attend the earliest session following their start date at the University.

Registration is required, and you can register online. If you have questions, call 612-624-8647, select option 1, to reach Employee Benefits.

Date Time Location
Friday, July 14 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. 210 Donhowe, East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Friday, August 25 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. 210 Donhowe, East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Friday, September 29 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. 210 Donhowe, East Bank of the Minneapolis campus

Online Presentation

If you are not able to attend a scheduled workshop, you can view the slides for the Health Benefits Workshop presentation.

Slides with notes: (PDF)

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Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS)

This online presentation is for eligible civil service and labor represented staff who want to learn more about their mandatory retirement plan. Eligible staff is covered under the General Plan in the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS)

Narrated presentation: (Desktop) (Mobile for iOS 6+, Android Browser 4.4.2+)
Slides with notes: (PDF)

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Voluntary Retirement Program Information Session

If you are a faculty or staff member paid on a regular or continuing basis, you're eligible to save through the Optional Retirement Plan and the Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. These two voluntary retirement plans allow you to contribute through payroll withdrawal automatically. Learn more about these two plans and your investment options.

Wednesday, June 21 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 210 Donhowe, East Bank of the Minneapolis campus

Register online through ULearn to attend the session. 

If you would like to speak to a benefits consultant with specific questions, call 612-624-UOHR (612-624-8647) to speak with someone in the Employee Benefits Service Center. A pdf of the presentation is available to review if you are not able to attend in person.

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Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars

Videos from the University of Minnesota's recent Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars are available on the Retirement Saving page

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