WELCOME

Helping you and your family reach and maintain good health is very important to the City of Inver Grove Heights. The City of Inver Grove Heights is pleased to offer a selection of benefits designed with your health and financial wellbeing in mind. We review our benefit programs each year to ensure we consider the best combination of benefit coverage, network access and affordability for employees.


Eligibility

Regular employees working at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in benefits offered by the City of Inver Grove Heights. When you enroll in the benefits program, you may also cover your eligible benefits. Dependents include your legal spouse, child(ren) up to age 26 (regardless of student status, marital status, residence, or financial dependence on you), and an unmarried child incapable of self-support.


Education Sessions

Join us for our employee education session to learn more about your benefit options. These meetings will be approximately 45 minutes long with time for Q&A.


October 27, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm






OVERVIEW

City of Inver Grove Heights remains committed to providing a competitive, cost-effective benefit program. We are implementing some changes and additions for the 2022 plan year, which we hope will be positively received by you and your families. Below are highlights of changes that will become effective on January 1, 2022.


Please review your 2022 City of Inver Grove Heights Open Enrollment Employee Benefits Guide for information on all of your benefits.



ENROLLMENT

How To Enroll In Benefits



All elections must be submitted by 10:00 pm on November 12th. The benefits you elect during open enrollment will be effective from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.


If you do not actively enroll in benefits for 2022, then the plans you are enrolled in for 2021 will automatically be rolled into 2022. 


Any HSA or FSA contribution elections must be made on an annual basis. They cannot rollover year-to-year. 


Click here to make your HSA or FSA elections for 2022.

  • New members who are not currently enrolled in an account click on “Get Started”
  • Everyone who currently has an account would either log in with their username/password using this link OR if they log into their portal they will see an OE enrollment link
  • More detailed instructions to the right. (Click on 'Open Enrollment Instructions- FSA, HSA, & DCAP')


The Benefit choices you make during your initial enrollment or annual open enrollment remain in effect for the entire year.


You can, however, modify your elections under certain circumstances, called "Qualifying Events" These are events such as marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, loss of eligibility under another plan. If you experience a qualifying event, you may make changes to your benefits within 30 days of the event or 60 days if the event is due to birth or adoption of a child.


Please contact Human Resources if you have questions about qualifying events.


Below are the medical and dental enrollment forms as well as the change form if you wish to change your benefits:


Please note that you will need to click on the document icons below the white arrow in order to open any files.

Open Enrollment Instructions

FSA, HSA, & DCAP

Open Enrollment Instructions

FSA, HSA, & DCAP

Enrollment Form

Medical

Enrollment Form

Medical

Enrollment Form

Dental

Enrollment Form

Dental

Change Form

Medical & Dental

Change Form

Medical & Dental

MEDICAL

HealthPartners will continue to administer your medical and prescription drug benefits this year.


To find out if your provider is in-network, please visit the HealthPartners website below.


HealthPartners & Park Nicollet – Clinics & Hospitals in Minnesota and western Wisconsin

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Overview

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Overview

Prescription Drug Benefits Overview

Prescription Drug Benefits Overview

High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Overview

High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Overview

SBC

$250-$25 Copay Plan

SBC

$250-$25 Copay Plan

SBC

$2,000-100% HRA VEBA

SBC

$2,000-100% HRA VEBA

SBC

$2,800-100% HSA

SBC

$2,800-100% HSA

Benefits Booklet

Benefits Booklet

Contributions

Contributions

DENTAL

HealthPartners Dental Plan

The City of Inver Grove Height's dental plan provides comprehensive coverage to help you and your family maintain good dental health. Providers are part of the HealthPartners network, or you may see an out-of-network dentist of your choice. Be aware if you go out-of-network, your costs will be higher.


To find out if your provider is in-network, please visit the HealthPartners website below.


HealthPartners - Find care

Dental Insurance Overview Video

Dental Insurance Overview Video

Benefits Booklet

Benefits Booklet

Contributions

Contributions

Dental Overview

Dental Overview

VISION

EyeMed Vision Plan

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Eye exams can help detect serious eye and general health conditions sooner: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol
  • Babies should receive their first professional eye exam at 6 months
  • 80% of learning in the first 12 years comes through the eyes


The City of Inver Grove Heights offers vision coverage through EyeMed to help pay for eye exams, prescription glasses and contact lenses. You receive a higher level of benefits when you see a provider in the EyeMed Network. Review your coverage details in your Benefit Guide.


To find out if your provider is in-network, please visit the EyeMed website below.


https://eyemed.com/en-us/member


Vision Insurance Overview

Vision Insurance Overview

Find an Eye Doctor

Find an Eye Doctor

Print ID Card

Print ID Card

Benefit Summary

Benefit Summary

How to Use Member Web

How to Use Member Web

How to Use the Mobile App

How to Use the Mobile App

EyeMed

Rate Chart

EyeMed

Rate Chart

EyeMed

Enrollment/Change Form

EyeMed

Enrollment/Change Form

LIFE & DISABILITY

The City of Inver Grove Heights provides you with Basic & Voluntary Life/AD&D coverage through Minnesota Life, as well as Short- and Long-Term Disability through Colonial Life and Madison National Life respectively.


Basic Life/AD&D

Employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for one times annual earnings up to $150,000 of coverage payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death. An additional accidental death & dismemberment benefit (AD&D) is payable to you in the event of a covered dismemberment or to your beneficiary if your death is the result of an accident.


Voluntary Life/AD&D

A sudden accident or death can leave you or your loved ones in a vulnerable position. Employees have the opportunity to enroll in Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance which will supplement lost income in the event of an accident or death. If you choose to enroll in employee coverage, this will be in addition to your employer provided Basic Life coverage.


Who's Your Beneficiary? Naming a beneficiary is a crucial part of electing life insurance. Also, don''t forget to update your primary or secondary beneficiary if you experience a life event, such as a divorce or birth of a child.


Short Term Disability

Everyday illnesses or injuries can interfere with your ability to work. Even a few weeks away from work can make it difficult to manage household costs. Short Term Disability coverage provides financial protection for you by paying a portion of your income, so you can focus on getting better and worry less about keeping up with your bills. Your coverage through Colonial Life pays 66 2/3% of your income to a maximum of $5,000 per week.


Long Term Disability

Serious illnesses or accidents can interrupt your life, and your ability to work for months – even years. Long Term Disability offered through Madison National Life and provides financial protection for you by paying a portion of your income, so you have financial support to manage your disability and your household. Benefits begin after a 90 day elimination period are are equal to 66.67% of covered monthly earnings up to $5,000 for full-time employees.


Please consult your Employee Benefits Guide and review the benefit summaries for additional details.

Life/AD&D Insurance Overview

Life/AD&D Insurance Overview

Disability Insurance Overview

Disability Insurance Overview

Ochs

Life Plan Summary

Ochs

Life Plan Summary

Colonial Life

Short Term Disability

Colonial Life

Short Term Disability

Basic Life Enrollment Form

Basic Life Enrollment Form

Basic Life Beneficiary Designation Form

Basic Life Beneficiary Designation Form

NCPERS Brochure

NCPERS Brochure

NCPERS Enrollment Form

NCPERS Enrollment Form

FSA

Flexible Spending Accounts


Enrollment for the FSA plans occurs in the fall for the calendar year. The Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses. By contributing to one or both of the Flexible Spending Accounts you reduce your taxable income, so you pay less in taxes — which saves you money.


Contributions

The election you make during enrollment is your election for the entire plan year. You may change it only if you have a qualifying life event and the change request must be consistent with the event.


You may contribute as follows:

Health Care FSA

  • Up to $2,850 annually
  • All benefit eligible can participate, unless you or your spouse are contributing to an HSA.
  • Reimbursements allowed for unreimbursed medical, prescription, dental, and vision expenses


Dependent Care FSA

  • Up to $5,000 annually
  • Limited to $2,500 if you are married and file separate tax returns


How the Plan Works

You must incur your eligible expenses during the plan year — January 1 to December 31. An expense is considered to be incurred when the service is performed, not when you are billed or pay for the service. You do, however, have until March 31st annually to file your claims. Any funds after March 31 unclaimed will be forfeited.

HSA

Health Savings Account

The Health Savings Account (HSA) allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses. By contributing to a HSA you reduce your taxable income, so you pay less in taxes — which saves you money.


To be eligible for an HSA, you must be enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).


You may contribute as follows:

$3,650 for a single contract

$7,300 for a two person or family

Catch up - if you are age 55 or older, you may make an additional contribution of $1,000

Health Savings Account (HSA) Overview

Health Savings Account (HSA) Overview

HRA/VEBA

A Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) account allows employers to contribute money to a trust on behalf of their employees. VEBAs can be used to help pay for current or future eligible medical expenses.

EAP

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Sand Creek & Morneau Shepell EAP Information

Sand Creek & Morneau Shepell EAP Information

Required Notices

Required Notices

Required Notices

Contact Us

As you consider your benefit options, please be sure to review all available information: Employee Benefits Guide, Intranet, and other videos and flyers found on this web page. If you don't understand your benefits or need any assistance, please contact:


Janet Shefchik

Human Resources Manager

651-450-2512

jshefchik@ighmn.gov

Additional Contacts

CB

Cora Bauer

Finance Analyst

cbauer@ighmn.gov

651-450-2490

JS

Janet Shefchik

Human Resources Manager

jshefchik@ighmn.gov

651-450-2512