Open enrollment

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

Eligible City employees will make benefit elections for 2023 during the open enrollment period. 

Open enrollment dates

Open enrollment begins on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The online enrollment process must be completed by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

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. The video below gives in depth enrollment instructions. You will receive a confirmation email the next day. 

How to enroll video

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.

Ask a question using the CityLife Employee Hub

See the 2023 rate table on the Medical Insurance page

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 (link below): services > benefits > dependent documentation > open enrollment.

Submit your dependent documentation using the CityLife Employee Hub

Benefits related forms page

Attend an open enrollment meeting or webinar

Information sessions about the 2023 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. 

In person open enrollment in meeting events:

Date Time Building Meeting link
Thursday, Oct. 27 7 a.m. Public Works - District 1  
Friday, Oct. 28 11 a.m. Virtual - Representatives from Further will attend to answer questions Join the Teams meeting
Monday, Oct. 31 2 p.m. Fridley Water  
Tuesday, Nov. 1 7 a.m. Hiawatha  
Tuesday, Nov. 1 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Convention Center  
Wednesday, Nov 2 7 a.m. Public Works - District 5  
Tuesday, Nov. 8 1 p.m. Virtual  Join the Teams meeting

Recorded webinar – watch anytime! 

One of the webinars will be recorded and posted here so you can watch it if If you can’t participate in the live webinar event.  A link will be posted by November 2 so you can watch this recording at a time that’s convenient for you! 

Open enrollment webinar recording

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. 16, 2022. 

CityLife Employee Hub

You will receive a new Medica ID card in December if your group number changes (which will happen with any network or wellness program changes) if you are enrolled in the Park Nicollet ACO network, or you are new to the plan for 2023.  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 2023.

 

Contact us

Benefits Administration

Human Resources

Phone

612-673-2282

Fax

612-284-7989

Address

City Hall
350 S. 5th St., Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415