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As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well. 

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.  

Your benefits may include:  

  • Paid vacation and sick leave  
  • 12 paid holidays each year  
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans  
    • Fertility care, including IVF 
    • Diabetes care 
    • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children  
  • 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children 
  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years) 
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death 
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury 
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care  
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being 

Support to help you reach your career goals: 

  • Training, classes, and professional development 
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at 

Help with Everyday Life, Counseling: 

  • Lifestyle benefits are confidential programs that help employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance 
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the programs: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues 
  • Confidential help includes finding: Chore services, home repair, child/elder care, pet sitters, tutors, and more 
Benefits can make a huge difference in your daily life. Whether it's about health, finances, legal matters, or just navigating everyday challenges, employees at the State of Minnesota have access to support that can truly enhance well-being.
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