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 32 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 flexible 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.
Fairview offers five medical plan options. Or, you can enroll in one of three Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) medical plans. Dependents are also eligible for coverage. 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.
Twin Cities MNA Medical Plans
Fairview Medical Plans
Employees have five medical plans to choose from:
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.
Fairview partners with Optum for HSA administration. An HSA is a tax-advantaged account that allows you to set aside money to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health expenses not covered by your medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision plans. Some examples include copayments, deductibles, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and contacts.
If you choose to make contributions to your HSA, you must make an election each year during the Open Enrollment period. Annually, Fairview matches your HSA contributions, up to $500 for employee-only coverage and up to $1,000 for employee plus dependent(s) coverage. All contributions are made per pay period; you will not receive a Fairview contribution if you do not contribute to your own HSA.
In 2021, the combined employer/employee contributions cannot exceed $3,600 for single coverage or $7,200 for family coverage. Participants age 55 or older are eligible to contribute an additional $1,000.
Fairview offers both Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care FSA) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent Care FSA). These accounts can help you save money by setting aside a portion of your income to pay for eligible medical expenses or day care expenses and reducing your taxable income. 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.
A Health Care FSA allows you set aside a portion of your income (up to $2,750 for 2021) to pay for eligible medical expenses. Once you enroll in a limited or full Health Care FSA, you cannot drop or make changes to this benefit, unless you experience an eligible status change or qualifying life event. If you are enrolled in a Health Savings Account and a Health FSA, your Health Care FSA becomes a “limited purpose” Health Care FSA. This means your eligible expenses under the Health FSA are restricted to eligible dental and vision expenses only. Only the Health Care FSA allows a rollover of $550 into the next plan year; any amount over $550 will be forfeited.
A Dependent Care FSA allows you to contribute up to a maximum of $5,000 per plan year per household to reimburse yourself for most day care expenses.
Once you enroll in a Dependent Care FSA, you cannot drop or make changes to this benefit, unless you experience an eligible status change or qualifying life event.
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.
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.
Fairview partners with Securian Financial for life insurance administration. Employees authorized to work 32 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 two times your annual salary. Fairview pays the full cost of coverage. 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.
For employees authorized at least 48 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.
Fairview is pleased to offer a suite of voluntary benefits, including:
Premiums for these products are paid through post-tax payroll deductions
Fairview contributes to the Twin City Hospitals-Minnesota Nurses Association Pension Plan. You receive benefit and vesting credit for each year in which you work at least 1,000 hours. You become fully vested in the pension plan after five years of qualifying service. Special vesting and benefit credit provisions apply to nurses meeting certain eligibility requirements who terminate employment after Jan. 1, 1993. A summary plan description is available for every nurse by contacting Wilson-McShane Corporation, 952-854-0795.
All employees are eligible upon hire to contribute to a tax-deferred 403(b) voluntary retirement savings plan through Fidelity Investments. Fairview will match a portion of what you contribute to your 403(b) plan at the end of the year. The employer will match 50 cents per one dollar of your contribution to the plan to a maximum of one percent of your eligible annual salary. As an added benefit, this employer matching contribution is immediately 100 percent yours. There is no vesting period.
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.
Vacation is available to regularly scheduled nurses with authorized hours after six months of continuous employment. Vacation schedule provides:
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 32 hours or more per pay period are eligible for sick leave pay for personal illness. Only employees who are authorized to work 40 hours or more per pay period are eligible to use sick child leave benefits.
Eight hours of paid sick time are earned for each 173.3 hours worked (one full-time month).
You may accumulate up to 720 hours of sick leave.
Fairview recognizes seven holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday or Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Regularly scheduled part-time and full-time nurses are also eligible for floating holidays each contract year (June-May). Full-time nurses receive a total of three floating holidays each year and part-time nurses receive two floating holidays.
Part-time nurses are eligible for a birthday holiday.
Part-time and casual nurses receive holiday pay for working on any of the holidays.
Shift differentials: Shift differentials vary from $1.50 up to $4.00 per hour depending on the shift schedule (rotating shifts or permanent evening or night assignments).
Weekend premium: Nurses are paid a $1.25 per hour premium for hours worked on any weekend shift, beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday and ending at 7 a.m. on Monday.
Charge pay: Nurses receive $2.00 per hour for assigned charge duty on any shift of at least four hours.
Night shift bonus: Full-time nurses who agree to work straight nights for at least six consecutive months receive 2 days off with pay for each six months of permanent night duty (prorated for part-time nurses).
Weekend bonus: Regularly scheduled nurses with authorized hours who work more weekend shifts than their alternate weekends are eligible for a $100 bonus for each additional eight-hour, non-scheduled weekend shift worked. A $50 bonus shall be paid for partial shifts of four and five hours. A $75 bonus shall be paid for partial shifts of six and seven hours.
Preceptor pay: Nurses receive $2.00 per hour when acting in an authorized preceptor capacity on any shift of work for at least four hours.
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 wellbeing of Fairview employees and their families. You have several opportunities and resources to help you maintain and improve your personal health:
For benefit-eligible employees, Fairview reimburses adoption expenses up to $2,000 per adoption, per household. Reimbursement is paid upon finalization of the adoption.
To support the career aspirations of our employees and others, Fairview partners with numerous education institutions to provide health care education and 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. Courses are approved if:
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.
Full-time nurses (1.0 FTE) receive three paid educational days per year for workshops, courses and other education and home-study programs. Part-time nurses may receive pro-rated workshop days.
Nurses authorized 32-79 hours per pay period may use that portion of the $750 for additional pay above their authorized hours at straight time for attending workshops, courses and other educational programs.
Reimbursement for home study programs will be paid as one hour of pay per one continuing education unit (CEU).
Fairview also offers 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.