Pretax benefits can provide you with tax savings by allowing you to pay for your health and dental premiums, eligible dependent daycare, out-of-pocket medical, dental, and work-related transportation expenses with tax-free dollars. Contributions towards these accounts are taken from your paychecks before taxes are deducted, and since you pay less in taxes, your net income may be greater.
The benefits are available to employees who are paid through the State’s Central Payroll. Employees of other organizations participating in SEGIP, paid through independent payroll systems, may have similar benefits (ask your Human Resources office about the availability of pretax benefits).
As of Jan. 1, 2022, Benefit Resource (BRI) is the administrator for the state's pretax benefits. Visit the Benefit Resource landing page for more information regarding the pretax benefits. You will find:
- Complete pretax plan information
- A searchable list of eligible expenses
- The Pretax Plan Year Summary
- Frequently asked questions regarding the IRS $570 Carry-over rule for the MDEA
- Instructions and FAQ for using the debit card
Contact your Human Resources office for more information if you are a Minnesota State college or university employee.