Benefits after you leave employment

This page explains your rights to medical insurance and other benefits when you no longer work for the City of Minneapolis.

What you need to know


Under federal law (COBRA) and Minnesota state law, employees and dependents who lose benefit coverage as a result of a qualifying event (such as termination of employment) have the right to continue medical, dental, HRA/VEBA, health care flexible spending account, and life insurance coverage under the City’s group benefit plans. The period of continued coverage is based on the qualifying event. You must elect to continue coverage and must pay the full cost of the benefit plans you elect to continue. The notice of continuation of coverage rights provides additional information.

Read the notice of continuation of coverage rights

The Benefits office will send benefits continuation information to eligible participants approximately four weeks after the last paycheck deductions has been taken for eligible benefit plans. This information will include election forms and payment instructions. It is important that you pay close attention to the instructions regarding election and premium payment deadlines.

Read the benefits after separating employment document

Read the retirement benefits guide



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Benefits Administration

Human Resources






City Hall
350 S. Fifth St., Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415