My Total Rewards 2020

University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank and Fairview Southdale Hospital, PEPOM

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 flexible care spending accounts, life insurance, and much more. 

The information below is an overview. Additional information is available through Fairview’s Employee Service Center at 612-672-5050 or toll-free 877-903-5050.

Medical Insurance

Fairview offers five 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 the first of the month following your date of hire, or on the first of the month if hired on the first of a month.

Employees have five medical plans to choose from:

  • PreferredHealth Exclusive Provider Plan: A $0 deductible, traditional copay plan that uses a narrow network of providers; there is no out-of-network provider coverage.
  • PreferredHealth Copay Plan: A traditional copay plan that uses a narrow network of providers; providers in the Aetna Travel Network are covered as in-network providers when you are out of the PreferredOne service area.
  • PreferredHealth High-Deductible Plan: An annual deductible is required before this plan pays benefits; this plan uses a narrow network of providers. Providers in the Aetna Travel Network are covered as in-network providers when you are out of the PreferredOne service area. This plan allows you to contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA) if you are eligible.
  • Open Access Copay Plan: A traditional copay plan that uses a broader network of providers.
  • Open Access High-Deductible Plan: An annual deductible is required before this plan pays benefits; this plan uses a broader network of providers. This plan allows you to contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA) if you are eligible.

Provider networks:

  • PreferredHealth Network providers offer the highest level of coverage. This level of coverage applies to providers from HealthEast, Entira, Fairview, University of Minnesota Physicians, Vibrant and Fairview Physician Associates, as well as Children’s Hospital and Clinics and North Memorial.
  • PreferredOne Open Access 200 Network providers offer the highest level of coverage. Providers include members of the PreferredHealth Network as well as local competitors of HealthEast and Fairview.
  • Out-of-Network providers offer the lowest level of coverage, if any. You’ll need to pay a larger percentage of the total cost, a higher coinsurance percentage and higher annual out-of-pocket maximums. Fairview uses the Aetna Signature Administrators national provider network for discounted services. View providers at There is no out-of-network coverage on the PreferredHealth Exclusive Provider plan.

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What you pay each pay period for medical insurance depends on how many people you cover, which plan you choose, and your tobacco status. View premium rates for each plan.

Dental Insurance 

Employees authorized to work 40 or more hours per pay period are eligible. Fairview offers two dental plan options, both administered by Delta Dental. Dependents are also eligible. Coverage is effective on the first of the month following four months of employment. View premium rates and benefits summaries for Fairview’s dental plans.

Vision Insurance

Employees have the option to enroll in the vision plan administered by VSP. Dependents are also eligible. Coverage is effective the first of the month following your date of hire, or on the first of the month if hired on the first of a month. View premium rates and benefits summaries for Fairview’s vision plan.

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Fairview partners with Securian Financial for life insurance administration. Employees authorized to work 40 or more hours per pay period are eligible. Basic life insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following your date of hire, or on the first of the month if hired on the first of a month. Your coverage amount is equal to one times your annual salary to a maximum coverage level of $110,000.

The IRS requires that any life insurance benefit valued over $50,000 must be included in income and is subject to applicable taxes. If your annual salary exceeds $50,000, you will see the taxation on your paycheck. Optional life insurance coverage is available for purchase for you, your spouse, and dependent children. You may enroll in optional life insurance for up to six times your annual earnings to a maximum coverage of $1,250,000.

Please note: Life insurance rates for spouses are based on the Fairview employee’s date of birth.

AD&D insurance can be purchased as a supplement to employee optional life insurance. If you die as the result of an accident, your beneficiary will receive the amount of your AD&D coverage in addition to your basic and optional life insurance benefit. AD&D insurance may also pay all or a portion of your benefit if you are seriously injured in an accident.

It may be necessary to provide Evidence of Insurability (EOI) to obtain some levels of life insurance. Any coverage amount that requires EOI will not take effect until necessary approval is obtained through Securian. Coverage is subject to benefit reductions after age 70.

Disability Insurance

For employees authorized at least 64 hours per pay period, disability insurance provides salary continuance in the event that you become disabled and are unable to work. Coverage is effective the first of the month following your date of hire, or on the first of the month if hired on the first of a month.

Long-Term Disability Insurance: This benefit is equal to 65 percent of your monthly covered salary to a maximum benefit of $15,000 per month. Coverage begins after three months of disability.

Voluntary Benefits

Fairview is pleased to offer a suite of voluntary benefits, including:

  • Accident Insurance: The MetLife Accident Plan can protect you and your family from the potential financial impact of an accident by helping to offset out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles and coinsurance, which are not paid by your medical insurance carrier. Policies are designed to cover injuries and accident-related expenses such expenses as hospitalization, emergency room care, fractures, dislocations, surgery, and transportation.
  • Critical Illness Insurance: The MetLife Critical Illness Plan helps you and your family recover from the financial stress of surviving a critical illness. Policies pay a lump sum benefit for specific serious illnesses.
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance: The MetLife Hospital Indemnity Plan offers you supplemental medical coverage that provides cash benefits to help offset expenses associated with the out-of-pocket costs of deductibles, coinsurance, and non-covered hospital services.
  • Identity Theft Protection: The InfoArmor Identity Theft Plan protects you from unauthorized use or attempted misuse of an existing credit card or other existing account, and the misuse of personal information to open a new account or another fraudulent purpose.
  • Legal Plan: The ARAG Legal Plan offers you easy access to qualified attorneys in your area. Plan attorneys provide a wide range of legal services, covering most personal legal needs.

Premiums for these products are paid through post-tax payroll deductions.

Retirement: 403(b) and 401(k) Plans

All employees are eligible upon hire to contribute to a tax-deferred 403(b) 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 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 visiting Any contributions made cannot be refunded.

Fairview also offers a Roth option, which allows you to contribute after-tax dollars to your account at Fidelity and make potentially tax free withdrawals in retirement. 

Fairview contributions:

For eligible employees meeting annual employer contribution requirements, Fairview contributes a discretionary amount equal to four percent of your compensation each year to the plan. In addition, any contributions 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 seven percent employer contribution) if you contribute six percent or more to your retirement plan.

Eligible employees are at least 21 years of age and have completed one year of employment with at least 1,000 hours of service. 

All employee contributions are immediately 100 percent vested. Fairview employer contributions are made annually, after the end of the year, and are subject to this vesting schedule.

Vacation Time/Sick time/Holidays

Vacation time is available after completion of six months of continuous employment. You qualify for vacation and advance in your vacation schedule for each anniversary year in which you work at or above 40 hours per pay period. Vacation schedule is as follows:

  • Two weeks paid vacation after one year of service
  • Three weeks after two years
  • Four weeks after five years
  • An additional day is earned each year beginning after 16 years, up to five weeks after 20 years
  • Part-time employees receive prorated vacation benefits

Fairview provides paid sick leave when you are ill and unable to work. Paid sick leave is also available to care for your ill child. Only employees who are authorized to work 40 hours or more per pay period are eligible to use child leave benefits.

  • One day of paid sick time are earned for each month of continuous employment
  • Full-time employees may accumulate up to 90 days of paid sick leave
  • Part-time employees may accumulate up to 75 days of paid sick leave

Fairview recognizes eight holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday or Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and your birthday.

Full-time employees receive the above paid holidays. Full-time employees are also eligible for a personal floating holiday each contract year (January-December) after completing one year of employment.

Part-time employees receive holiday pay for working on any of the above holidays.

Pay Differentials

Shift differential:

Pharmacists are paid a shift differential for all shifts where a majority of the hours worked are between 3 p.m. and 7 a.m. Evening shift differential is $2.70 per hour and the night shift differential is $3.55 per hour.

Weekend premium:

Pharmacists are paid a $1.75 per hour premium for hours worked during a period of eight consecutive shifts starting with the regular Friday evening shift.

Professional Liability Insurance

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.

Health and Wellbeing Resources

Fairview is committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of Fairview employees and their families. You have several opportunities and resources to help you maintain and improve your personal health:

  • Employee Wellness Services: 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.
  • Fairview Wellbeing Dollar Allowance: Fairview employees can take advantage of the Fairview Wellbeing Dollar Allowance Program, regardless of your enrollment in a Fairview medical plan. The allowance is $350 per year for benefit-eligible employees and $150 per year for non-benefit-eligible employees to be used towards services at Ways to Wellness or other qualified programs. Find details on the Fairview intranet’s Employee Wellbeing page, under Benefits & Services.
  • PreferredOne Fitness Advantage Discount: Get in shape and save money. Employees on a Fairview medical plan can save up to $20 a month on a gym membership when you work out 12 or more days each month (up to $40 per family).
  • Healthy Savings: Eat healthy and save on your grocery trips this year. Fairview will continue to offer all employees a 25 percent discount on your fresh produce purchases up to $5 every week at participating grocery retailers. Sign up for your Healthy Savings card anytime. Find the link on the Employee Wellbeing intranet page, located under Benefits & Services on the Fairview intranet.
  • Employee Assistance Program: 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.


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.

Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement

Through the tuition reimbursement plan, Fairview recognizes the importance of continuing education. Courses are approved if:

  • The course is taken at an accredited educational institution; and
  • The degree or course enhances the employee’s professional development.
  • Employees authorized to work at least 32 hours per pay period may receive reimbursement for up to $1,000 per year. 

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Fairview will move to a direct pay model called Tuition Assistance for eligible educational institutions. This means that Fairview will work directly with the learning institution to pay before you start class. You do not need to pay up front and get reimbursed later. If your educational institution does not participate in Tuition Assistance, you may still be eligible for reimbursement through this program. A two-year employment commitment applies to employees receiving a benefit from this program.

This is intended to provide a summary of benefits offered to Fairview employees. While Fairview believes the information included in this summary to be true, it is not intended to be all-inclusive nor is it intended to set conditions of employment. Fairview reserves the right to modify, change or reserve any part or parts of this information at any time. The language on this page is not intended to create, nor can it be construed to create, a contract between Fairview and its employees. The language in the insurance contracts and documents will prevail should there be a conflict of information.