Pre-Tax Benefits

Employees who are benefits eligible are eligible to participate in pre-tax flexible spending accounts. 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. Get started by viewing the Pre-Tax Benefits Information video.

BRI Managed Flexible Spending Accounts

The MDEA, DCEA, TEA, and HRA are managed by BRI. Review the full Flexible Benefits Summary for detailed information about each of the BRI administered pre-tax spending accounts below. For your first time logging in you will need to register using the Company Code: Minnesota 

BRI Contact Information: Phone: 800.473.9595; Email:

  • Medical/Dental Expense Account (MDEA): The account allows the employee to pay for certain medical and dental expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Dependent Care Expense Account (DCEA): This account allows the employee to pay for certain dependent care expenses, such as child care, with pre-tax dollars.
  • Transit Expense Account (TEA): The plan allows the employee to pay for qualified transportation expenses with money that is sheltered pre-tax.
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA): The Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) allows an employee to be reimbursed for medical, dental, and vision expenses that are not paid by insurance. Only employees covered under the IFO collective bargaining agreement and the personnel plan for Administrators are eligible for an HRA.

MSRS Managed Flexible Spending Account

The Health Care Savings Plan (HCSP) is managed by MSRS. The HCSP is an employer sponsored program that allows employees to invest in a tax free medical savings account according to their collective bargaining agreement. The funds in this account may be used as reimbursement for eligible expenses after separation from public employment. MSRS Contact Information: Phone; 651-296-2761; Email:

  • Health Care Savings Plan (HCSP) at a Glance
  • About your HCSP Video
  • What Employees have an HCSP?
    • Only MAPE, MMA, MSUAASF, and the Commissioner's Plan make ongoing contributions to the HCSP per their collective bargaining agreements. These contributions cannot be changed.
    • Administrators and IFO may have an HCSP depending on if they receive an HRA contribution and the amount of HRA funds that are used throughout the calendar year. More information about the HRA and HCSP can be found on the HRA FAQ's sheet provided by BRI.
    • Per the collective bargaining agreements, benefits eligible employees may be eligible to receive separation payments made to the HCSP upon separation from state service. Additional provisions for each collective bargaining agreement may apply.  

More information about pre-tax flexible spending accounts can be found on the SEGIP Pre-tax Benefits webpage