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Distribution plans

Providers need to develop a distribution plan that details how they will use rate adjustment funds for employee compensation-related increases. The plan must:

  • Be available by Jan. 1, 2015
  • Be available for review by the DHS commissioner upon request
  • Be posted in a visible, accessible location for employees for at least six weeks
  • Detail the distribution of the funds
  • Include an estimate of the amount of money available for employee increases.

The plan must include information for employees who believe they did not receive the compensation-related increase and include the mailing address and e-mail address of the commissioner's representative.

Providers that have employees represented by an exclusive bargaining unit must obtain a letter of accepting the distribution plan signed by the exclusive bargaining agent. The letter must be provided to the commission upon request.

Employees only

Send concerns or questions to DHS by e-mail to

Standard mail
Anyone with questions about the rate adjustments can write to the following address. Be sure to include "2014 COLA" in the address.

Minnesota Department of Human Services
2014 Continuing Care Rate Changes
P.O. Box 64967
St. Paul, MN 55164-0967

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