Health insurance incentive

Employees, spouses and retirees with Hennepin County health insurance have the option to receive a $15 reduction on their office visit co-pays in 2017 by completing the following steps. There is no reduction on prescription costs.

Important: Both the employee/retiree and covered spouse must complete all of the steps to earn reduced co-pays. Employee/retiree and spouse RedBrick accounts are separate. Your RedBrick account will not indicate the incentive status or your spouse. 

Health incentive steps:

  • Register your RedBrick Health account at A Hennepin County employee ID number and your date of birth are required to register the account.*
  • Complete your RedBrick Compass health assessment for one wellness credit. 
  • Earn two wellness credits. A list of credit-earning activities is available on your RedBrick Rewards page.  

The deadline to complete the steps is October 31, 2016. 

For questions about the registration process or website, contact RedBrick Health at 844-724-7968.

For questions about the incentive or HealthWorks program, contact HealthWorks at or 612-348-4628. 

*The employee ID number for spouses is the Hennepin County employee ID of the insurance carrier. The employee ID number for retirees and retiree spouses is the Hennepin County employee ID number of the insurance carrier prior to retirement. If you do not have access to this number contact HealthWorks at 612-348-4628. 

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Exceptions from health insurance incentive

Exceptions will automatically be granted for:

  • New employees who have a health insurance start date of September 1, 2016 or later
  • Employees or spouses who add health insurance coverage with a start date of September 1, 2016 or later
  • Employees and spouses who obtain coverage during open enrollment in 2016
  • Qualifying life events
    • Marital change: marriage, divorce, legal separation, or annulment
    • Addition of spouse due to loss of health insurance coverage
      Note: A new spouse added to the health plan after September 1st will receive reduced copays if the covered employee completed the steps to earn the copay reduction.
    • Death of spouse

Requested exceptions will be considered for:

  • Chronic disability, medical condition, or emergency situation
  • Extraordinary and unforeseeable circumstance arising as a result of events beyond participant's control
  • Incorrect copay printed on PreferredOne insurance card

To have your circumstances considered, complete the health insurance incentive exception request form (DOC) and submit it with documentation by:

  • Interoffice mail: HealthWorks, Mail Code 016 (Attention: Health Insurance Exception Request)
  • U.S. mail: Hennepin County Government Center, HealthWorks MC 016, 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487-0040 (Attention: Health Insurance Exception Request)
  • Email:
  • Fax: 612-596-9984 (Attention: Health Insurance Exception Request)

Request forms are reviewed every other week. HealthWorks will contact you if they require additional information or details or to send a notice of approval or denial. 

Circumstances not considered for exception

Many circumstances will not be considered for exception. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Leave of absence
  • Vacation out of the area
  • Residence out of the area
  • Continuee / retiree did not read home mailings
  • Employee did not share information with covered spouse
  • Employee did not read email notification(s), HC Connect or website
  • Technical difficulties on the deadline day
  • Short term illness, such as flu the last week of October

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