Free Services and Discounts
Confidential Counseling Service
The City of Minneapolis’ employee benefits package includes access to a confidential service that provides counseling services to help you or your family members deal with financial, legal, work-related, and relationship issues. Examples of the wide array services include: free consultation with an attorney, help finding child or elder care, advice from a financial professional, or support on how to live with a chronic health condition.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offered through Medica, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are available by phone, online, or through in-person appointments. You can reach the EAP counseling hotline at 1-800-626-7944. Additional information is available at www.liveandworkwell.com (access code: medica).
City employees are eligible for a 10 percent discount on childcare at New Horizon Academy. For more information, visit the New Horizon Academy website at http://www.newhorizonacademy.net/ or call (763) 557-1111.
Discounts on Entertainment, Products, and Services
City of Minneapolis employees and retirees, as well as their immediate family members, are eligible for discounts on entertainment, theater tickets, and other products and services. Discounts are offered by Minnesota Employee Recreation & Services Council (MERSC). To learn more, visit the MERSC website at http://www.mersc.org/
Health Club Discounts
City of Minneapolis employees are eligible for special health club discounts at these health clubs:
- Life Time Fitness
- Snap Fitness
- CorePower Yoga
- 501 Fit
- Ivy Spa and Fitness Club
The following discounts are negotiated by Information Technology, call (612) 673-3190 if you have questions about them. (The following links go the City's Intranet and are not accessible outside the City's network.)
City employees can buy Dell Computers at a discounted price. Learn more about the Dell Discount
City employees can buy Microsoft software at a discounted price. Learn more about the Microsoft Discount.
City of Minneapolis employees receive a 15 percent discount on current and new wireless services from Sprint and Nextel. Learn more about the Sprint Nextel Discount.
Last updated Aug 27, 2013