Fairview offers total rewards to fit your life. We know you and your family have different personal and financial health needs at different stages in life. Employees authorized 40 or more hours per pay period enjoy a wide range of both traditional benefits and leading-edge rewards. You will enroll online at the time of hire and each year during Open Enrollment. During enrollment, you will make choices for medical, dental and vision insurance, health care and dependent care spending accounts, life insurance, and much more.
The information below is an overview. Additional information is available through Fairview’s Employee Service Center, 612-672-5050 or toll-free 877-903-5050.
Fairview offers three medical plan options. Dependents are also eligible for coverage (proof of dependent status will be required upon enrollment of a new dependent). Coverage is effective after 30 days of employment.
Each medical plan includes an annual deductible. Once you’ve met the deductible, you will pay medical and prescription drug coinsurance until you meet the plan’s out-of-pocket maximum.
Employees have three medical plans to choose from:
The PreferredHealth Narrow Network plans limit coverage to the PreferredHealth network of providers; out-of-network coverage within these plans is provided only for limited hospital and emergency services. The Open Access plan provides a larger network and broad out-of-network coverage.
In all three medical plans, you receive the best coverage by visiting Fairview, HealthEast, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Physician Associates providers and facilities. This group is called Enhanced Value Providers. View all provider directories.
Office visits, prescription drugs, and hospital services are subject to the deductible. The exception is preventive care, which is covered at 100 percent (except at out-of-network providers). Note: In the PreferredHealth Narrow Network Plan, primary care services at Enhanced Value Providers are not subject to the deductible.
Coinsurance amounts depend on the type of service (e.g., primary care, urgent care, emergency department, etc.) If you seek care from an in-network provider, you will pay either 10 or 20 percent of the cost.
Your prescription drug coinsurance depends on the type of drug and where you purchase your prescription. View coinsurance amounts for generic, brand, and specialty drugs.
What you pay each pay period for medical insurance depends on how many people you cover and which plan you choose. View premium rates for each plan.
Fairview offers two dental plan options, both administered by Delta Dental. Dependents are also eligible. Coverage is effective after 30 days of employment. View premium rates for Fairview’s dental plans.
Employees have the option to enroll in the vision plan administered by VSP. Dependents are also eligible. Coverage is effective after 30 days of employment. View premium rates for Fairview’s vision plan.
Employees authorized to work 40 or more hours per pay period are eligible. Basic life insurance coverage is effective the 91st day of employment. Your coverage amount is equal to two times your annual salary rounded up to the highest thousand. Accidental death and dismemberment insurance is the same as your basic life insurance amount. Fairview pays the full cost of coverage. Optional life insurance can be purchased for your spouse and children. Coverage is subject to benefit reductions after age 70.
Disability insurance provides salary continuance in the event that you become disabled and are unable to work. Coverage is effective after 90 days of employment.
For employees authorized at least 40 hours per pay period, you receive a benefit equal to 65 percent of your weekly earnings to a maximum benefit of $5,000 per week. Coverage begins after seven calendar days of disability.
For employees authorized at least 60 hours per pay period, you receive a benefit equal to 60 percent of your monthly earnings to a maximum benefit of $20,000 per month. Long-term disability coverage begins after 90 calendar days of disability.
Retirement: 403(b) and 401(k) Plans
All employees are eligible upon hire to contribute to a tax-deferred 403(b) or 401(k) retirement savings plan with Fidelity Investments. This includes casual-status employees who would normally not be eligible for benefits. New hires will be automatically enrolled into the tax-deferred option at a three percent contribution level on the first pay date following 30 days of employment. Employees may opt-out of this automatic enrollment or change their contribution amount by contacting Fidelity at 1-800-343-0860 or www.netbenefits.com/Fairview. Any contributions made cannot be refunded.
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, a Roth deferral option is being added to the 403(b) and 401(k) plans. The Roth option allows you to contribute after-tax dollars to your account at Fidelity and make potentially tax free withdrawals in retirement.
For eligible employees meeting annual employer contribution requirements, Fairview contributes a discretionary (base) amount equal to three percent of your compensation each year to the plan. The discretionary (base) contribution is made annually, after year-end, and is subject to annual eligibility requirements.
For the discretionary (base) contribution, eligible employees are at least 21 years of age and have completed one year of employment with at least 1,000 hours of service.
In addition, Fairview will match employee contributions on a per pay period basis. Eligibility is immediate. Any contribution an eligible employee makes, up to six percent of their compensation, will be matched at 50 percent. This means you could earn an additional three percent matching contribution from Fairview (for a total of up to six percent employer contribution) if you contribute six percent or more to your retirement plan.
All employees authorized to work 40 or more hours per pay period earn paid time off (PTO) hours. Compared to traditional vacation and sick programs, Fairview’s PTO program provides employees more choice in when and how to use time off. PTO hours are used for both scheduled time off (planned and scheduled in advance), as well as unscheduled time off (unexpected time off, such as illness or family emergency). View annual PTO accrual maximums for your job category.
Fairview recognizes seven holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If you are authorized 40 or more hours per pay period and are required to work on a designated holiday, you will be paid at time and a half (1.5x) for hours worked. Hours worked on the Christmas holiday will be paid at double time.
Shift differentials vary from $1.50 to $4 per hour depending on the shift schedule (rotating shifts or permanent evening or night assignments).
Nurses working permanent nights receive a bonus of $400 (prorated for part-time) for each six months worked.
Nurses receive $2 for assigned charge duty for shifts of at least four hours.
Nurses receive $2 for assigned preceptor duty for shifts of at least four hours.
Nurses receive $1.25 per hour premium for shifts worked starting with the Friday evening shift and ending with the start of the Monday morning shift.
Fairview provides all employees with professional liability insurance. The coverage is automatic and begins on the first day of employment. All employees are covered by professional liability insurance while performing assigned duties within the scope of their employment at Fairview.
Fairview is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of Fairview employees and their families. You have several opportunities and resources to help you maintain and improve your personal health:
Access a variety of resources for fitness, nutrition, stress management, tobacco cessation, mindfulness, discounts, and more through the employee intranet, blog community, and activities both online and onsite.
Employees on a Fairview medical plan receive $20 off the monthly membership fee (or $40 off for employee and adult dependent) at a variety of metro-area health clubs when you visit 12 times or more per month.
Healthy Savings provides a 25 percent discount on fresh produce at participating grocery stores and weekly discounts on other healthy foods. Learn how to qualify and enroll by visiting the well-being page on the employee intranet.
Employees and family members receive up to six sessions of free, confidential short-term counseling, problem-solving and referrals. Seek help for work or personal concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more.
Education and Training Programs
To support the career aspirations of our employees and others, Fairview partners with numerous education institutions to provide health care education/training programs. In the past, we have sponsored the following educational programs: clinical laboratory scientist, health unit coordinator, medical laboratory technician, nursing assistant (basic and advanced courses), nursing station technician, perianesthesia (PACU) nursing, perioperative registered nurse, phlebotomy, registered nurse, surgical instrument processing technician, radiology technologist, and ultrasound technician. In some instances, Fairview pays you a wage while you complete training.
Fairview partners with numerous schools to provide job training and we offer more than 100 scholarships annually. Your dependents who are pursuing health care education also may qualify for a scholarship.
Through the tuition reimbursement plan, Fairview recognizes the importance of continuing education. After six months of employment at benefit-eligible status, benefit-eligible employees may receive reimbursement in the amount of 100 percent of tuition and books up to $3,000 annually for degrees in nursing or 75 percent of the cost of tuition and books up to $2,000 annually for non-nursing degrees. Employees must agree to work at Fairview for one year after completion of course work.
Out of the tuition reimbursement, $750 may be used for workshops, courses and other education programs. The $750 is reimbursed at 100 percent.