Get ready for 2023 Benefits Enrollment:
Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Tuesday, Nov. 15

Here's what's new

  • Your 2023 plan options and costs will be available in Workday, Nov. 1-15: As one of the state’s largest employers, we’re proud to have kept increases in non-contract employee contributions toward the cost of medical coverage near zero over the past several years. For 2023, we’ve been able to preserve and enhance our benefits while keeping rates below the average increase for Minnesota companies. 

  • Voluntary benefits do not roll over, so you must take action! You must enroll during 2023 Benefits Enrollment to elect any of our new and improved voluntary benefits available in 2023 – including a valuable lump sum payout for planned hospital stays with Hospital Indemnity Insurance and much more. Voluntary benefits are no longer offered through Mercer, so your 2022 elections will not roll over. 

  • Look for enhancements to Paid Caregiver Leave and Short-Term Disability starting in 2023. For employees who follow non-contract benefits, Paid Caregiver Leave is increasing from 60% to 100% of eligible pay. Plus, our enhanced Short-Term Disability benefit will provide 100% (up from 60%) of eligible pay for up to eight weeks, and 60% coverage thereafter with a reduced waiting period of seven days. These enhancements are designed to protect you, so you don’t need to build up a “just in case” PTO balance – you’ll have the time you need, when you need it. Learn more about time away programs.

  • The Select Health Saving Plan deductible is changing. We’re adjusting our Select Health Savings Plan to meet the new high-deductible plan minimums required by the IRS in 2023: $1,500 if you have individual coverage, or $3,000 for all other coverage levels.

  • Plus, meet two new additions to the medical plans: We’re adding a full treatment cycle to our fertility benefits with Progyny (included under all plans with the exception of the SEIU-represented employee ALT plan) and also introducing new coverage for cooling caps and wigs during cancer treatment.

  • What’s new with you? Tap into the newly updated ALEX plan comparison tool for non-contract employees or for MNA-represented employees to identify the best medical, dental and vision plans for you this year and learn more about your Employee Assistance Program benefit. Plus, use the Securian Financial life insurance decision tool to decide how much life insurance you need. Note: ALEX is not intended for SEIU-represented employees. 

  • Don’t forget to explore PTO purchase! Ahead of the 220-hour maximum PTO carryover limit going into effect at the end of 2022, eligible employees once again have the option to buy up to 40 hours of Paid Time Off during 2023 Benefits Enrollment. Learn more

Your enrollment checklist

From the AKN homepage, visit HRConnect and click on the Workday icon to enroll in your 2023 benefits between Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Tuesday, Nov. 15. View a video or tip sheet to get started. In Workday:

  • Review your benefit options for medical, dental, life insurance, voluntary benefits and PTO purchase.
  • Determine if you want to set aside $100+ tax-free dollars in a Flexible Spending Account for 2023:
  • If you enroll in the Select Health Savings or Basic Health Savings medical plan, decide if you want to make pre-tax contributions to a Health Savings Account to use for qualified health care expenses and for retirement after age 65.
  • Complete enrollment and validate your elections.
  • Update your personal information in Workday, including address, phone number, direct deposit and W-2.
  • Remember, all changes must be complete by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Get the support you need

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN: 800-509-5310, option 1
    Medical benefits and network questions for the Allina First, Select and Basic plans
    • Allina Health | Aetna: 800-343-9264
      Medical benefits and network questions for the Allina Elevate Plan
      • Express Scripts: 800-509-5310 or 800-343-9264, option 2
        All pharmacy benefits and network questions
        • Optum Financial: 844-400-5723
          FSA/HSA questions
        • Progyny: 833-205-4001
          Fertility benefit questions
        • Allina Health HRConnect Service Center: 612-262-4688 or 877-992-8099
          Premium, eligibility or enrollment questions

        If you need help in another language, call the HRConnect Service Center and ask for interpreter services.