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Medical Plans Comparison and 2022 Biweekly Rates

The University offers five medical plan options; some are designed to save you money and others to give you more flexibility. The options available to you depend on your geographic location. During Open Enrollment, you may join a medical plan, change the plan  in which you participate, cancel your current coverage, and add or remove dependents. At the University, medical plans are administered by Medica. 


Speak to a live Medica representative by calling 952-992-1814 or 877-252-5558. If there is a wait when you call, you can request a call back—simply enter your phone number and Medica will call you back so you don’t have to wait on hold. Phone hours in the Central Standard Time Zone are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday 7 to 8 a.m., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • CLOSED Sunday

You can also learn more by visiting

Curious about Accountable Care Organization (ACO) plans? Find out if one could be right for you: 

Resources and flyers for download:

Health Savings Account (HSA)

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is available to any member of the Medica HSA medical plan. Unlike Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds, HSA funds roll over from year to year and can be used into retirement. At the University, HSAs are administered by Optum Bank. 

The University will contribute $750 for employee-only coverage, and $1,500 for coverage with dependents into the HSA in 2022. The amount is contributed over the number of pay periods remaining in the year. 


Speak to a live Optum Bank representative by calling 866-234-8913, or learn more by visiting

Learn more here about HSAs, from eligibility and limits to investment options:

Resources and flyers for download:

Pharmacy Program

Many medications can be too expensive without insurance or assistance from a drug benefit program. The University works with Prime Therapeutics and Fairview Specialty Pharmacy to ensure affordable access to a select formulary of medications for all eligible employees and their dependents. The Pharmacy Program does not require enrollment—it is automatically available to all Medical Plan members.

Prime Therapeutics


Prime Therapeutics covers most medications for employees. To speak to an expert, call Prime Therapeutics at 1-800-727-6181 or visit the Prime Therapeutics website.

Learn about how your medication coverage works:

Fairview Specialty Pharmacy

Fairview Specialty Pharmacy covers medications for complex medical conditions.


To speak to an expert, call Fairview Specialty Pharmacy at 612-672-5289 or 1-877-509-5115, or visit the Fairview Specialty Pharmacy website.

Get an overview of Fairview Specialty Pharmacy’s coverage:


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