Open enrollment

Learn everything you need to know about your open enrollment options.

Eligible City employees will make benefit elections for 2022 during the open enrollment period. 

Open enrollment dates

Open enrollment begins on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. The online enrollment process must be completed by 11:59 pm on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

Open enrollment must be completed online

All active employees will enroll online using the COMET system. City employees will click COMET HR to sign in. Park Board employees will click Non-City User Login to enter an employee ID number and password. The IT Help Desk (612-673-2525) is available from 6 am to midnight on weekdays and 9 am to 7 pm on weekends to reset passwords if necessary.

COMET website

Once signed in to COMET, click the following series of links to complete your enrollment: main menu > self service > open enrollment. After making your elections, be sure to click submit. You will receive a confirmation email the next day. 

Your premium contribution rate

There are two employee premium contribution levels: wellness and standard. Benefit-eligible employees should log in to their open enrollment event in COMET to view the rate they are eligible to enroll in for 2022. If you have questions about your enrollment or premium contribution rate, please submit an inquiry by clicking the icon for CityLife Employee Hub on your City-issued computer.

CityLife Employee Hub

Documentation required when adding dependents

You must submit the required documentation to the Benefits Office for any dependents that you add to your plan for the first time. To submit your documentation, follow these links after logging in to the CityLife Employee Hub: services > benefits > dependent documentation > open enrollment.

CityLife Employee Hub

Benefits related forms page

Attend an open enrollment meeting or webinar

Information sessions about the 2022 medical plan offering will take place throughout the open enrollment period via webinar. Each will include a brief presentation and opportunity for you to ask questions. 

Live webinar events for all employees except Park Board: 

Friday, Oct. 22

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Click here to join the meeting


Monday, Oct. 25

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Thursday, Oct. 28

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click here to join the meeting


Wednesday, Nov. 3

7:30 am – 8:30 am

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Tuesday, Nov. 9

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Click here to join the meeting

Live webinar events for Park Board employees: 

Wednesday, Oct. 27

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Click here to join the meeting


Monday, Nov. 1

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Click here to join the meeting 

Recorded webinar – watch anytime! 

If you can’t participate in the live webinar event, watch this recording at a time that’s convenient for you! 

Open enrollment webinar

Other resources

You might want to refer to the open enrollment meeting handout while you participate in a webinar or as you complete your enrollment event in COMET.

Open enrollment meeting handout  

In addition, Medica offers a website that provides benefit information specifically for employees of the City of Minneapolis. Visit to view details about your health benefits, search provider networks, review your drug coverage and learn about available health and wellness programs. 

Medica website

Medica’s Customer Service team is also available to answer your questions. For questions about health benefits and the Medica Elect or Medica Choice Passport networks, call 952-945-8000 or 1-800-952-3455. For questions about the ACO network options, call Medica’s ACO enrollment hotline at 1-855-857-2045. 

What to expect after open enrollment

After the open enrollment period concludes, you will receive a statement confirming the benefits you enrolled in. If anything is incorrect on this form, you must let the Benefits office know by submitting a ticket on the CityLife Employee Hub on your City-issued computer no later than 5 pm on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. 

CityLife Employee Hub

You will receive a new Medica ID card in December. Be sure to present it each time you check in for medical care or pick up a prescription beginning January 1, 2022. If you participate in the Fit Choices program, show your new Medica ID card the first time you go to the gym in 2022.


Contact us

Benefits Administration

Human Resources






Public Service Center
250 S. Fourth St., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415