Full-time, permanent employees receive several insurance benefits through the state. Part-time/Temporary employees may also be eligible for benefits. Refer to your union contract for specific information on eligibility and level of employer contribution or contact Human Resources.

Basic Benefits

  • Employee Medical
  • Employee Basic Life

Optional Benefits

  • Employee Dental
  • Medical and Dental coverage for your family
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Additional Employee Life Insurance
  • Spouse Life Insurance
  • Child Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • AD&D Coverage, employee and spouse

How to Sign Up

You'll need to make selections in Employee Self Service for basic medical and dental coverage within your first 35 days of employment. In most cases, coverage is effective following a 35 calendar day waiting period. You must also enroll in the family medical or dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, or long-term disability (if eligible) within your first 35 days or wait until the next Open Enrollment period (yearly in the fall).

Limited amounts of employee and spouse life insurance, child life insurance, and the short-term disability coverage may also be applied for within your first 35 days of employment without providing evidence of good health.

Medical and Dental Insurance

Insurance-eligible employees are covered through the Minnesota Advantage Health Plan, which is a part of the State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP). Newly hired eligible employees will receive information from Minnesota Management Budget (MMB) via postal mail and will have 35 days to elect benefits. Coverage will not start until the 36th day of employment.

Visit SEGIP for more about medical and dental coverage


Life Insurance

The amount of basic or manager's life insurance is determined by the bargaining agreement or plan that covers your job, and is based on the amount of your annual salary. In addition to your basic or manager's life, you may have elected to enroll in additional employee, spouse, or child life insurance.

Visit SEGIP for more about life insurance