Benefits Administration

Public Service Center
250 4th Street S., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Ph: (612) 673-3333                         Fax: 612-284-7989
benefits@minneapolismn.gov
 

Medical Insurance


Enrolling in a Medical Plan

Most regular, full-time employees may enroll for benefits the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Waiting periods and participation start dates can be found in the policy or collective bargaining agreement governing your employment.

Other employees may become eligible to enroll in the medical plan and HRA/VEBA due to provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Plan and enrollment information will be provided to those employees at the time they become eligible.

If you have questions on your eligibility for the medical plan, please contact the Benefits Office.

Plan Design

The City of Minneapolis Medical Plan is insured by Medica. There is one plan design with a choice of six provider networks. The medical plan offers a wide range of covered services including physician and hospital services and prescription drugs.

Network Information

When you enroll, you must select one provider network from six available options to provide care for you and all dependents covered by your plan. 

Four of the six network options are accountable care organization (ACO) networks. In an ACO, groups of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers work together with your health plan to provide coordinated care. This means you receive enhanced care at a lower cost. When you enroll in an ACO, you can give Medica and your ACO permission to share information with each other. This helps you get the care you need and gives you access to programs and services that can benefit you. See the network descriptions below for details.

Generally speaking, you can't change networks once you are enrolled, so it's important to choose the best network for your needs.

Here are your 2017 provider network options:

Medica Choice Passport

Consider selecting Medica Choice Passport if it's important to you to be able to see a wide range of providers without a referral. 

Medica Elect 

Consider selecting the Medica Elect network if you'd prefer to designate a primary care provider to coordinate any specialty care you may need.

Fairview and North Memorial Vantage with Medica (ACO)

Consider selecting this ACO network if you already use the providers that participate and would like to receive more personalized care and services at a lower cost.

Park Nicollet First with Medica (ACO)

Consider selecting this ACO network if you already use the providers that participate and would like to receive more personalized care and services at a lower cost.

Ridgeview Community Network powered by Medica (ACO)

Consider selecting this ACO network if you already use the providers that participate and would like to receive more personalized care and services at a lower cost.

Inspiration Health by HealthEast with Medica (ACO)

Consider selecting this ACO network if you already use the providers that participate and would liek to receive more personalized care and services at a lower cost.

For more information on your plan and network options, review the Health Plan Resource Website.

Monthly Premiums for 2017

2017 rate table

Premiums for medical insurance will be deducted from the first and second paycheck of each month. For example, if you are enrolled in Elect Wellness with Family Coverage with a premium of $184.00/month, you will have $92.00 deducted from the first and second paycheck of each month.

 


Certificate of Coverage - Medica Elect/Essential

Certificate of Coverage - Medica Choice

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) employers are required to provide a standard Summary of Benefits and Coverage for each plan.  These documents are listed below.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage - Medica Choice

Summary of Benefits and Coverage - Medica Elect

Summary of Benefits and Coverage - Medica Essential 

ACO Form

Last updated Oct 24, 2016