Benefits Administration

Public Service Center
250 4th Street S., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-3333

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 (access code: medica).

Free Programs Through Cigna

Cigna, the City’s provider of employee group life, accident and disability coverage offers several free programs for City employees.  Using these programs can save employees time and money. 

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

Health Club Discounts

City of Minneapolis employees are eligible for special health club discounts at these health clubs:

Save on Tuition at St. Mary's, Augsburg

City employees get discounted tuition and waived application fees at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and Augsburg College. You can begin taking advantage of these new educational partnerships for the 2016 winter semester.

Technology Discounts

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.)

Dell Computers
City employees can buy Dell Computers at a discounted price. Learn more about the
Dell Discount

Microsoft Software
City employees can buy Microsoft software at a discounted price. Learn more about the
Microsoft Discount.

Sprint Nextel
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 Oct 28, 2015