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Ask Mayo Clinic Nurse Line

Ask Mayo Clinic provides 24-hour health care decision support and information. Available services also include the Mayo Clinic Tobacco Quitline and Air Ambulance Service for emergency medical transportation when you are150 miles or more from a Mayo Clinic facility. To be eligible for these programs, you must be enrolled in the Mayo Medical Plan.

Identity Theft Resolution

CyberScout provides fraud specialists 24 hours a day to help with fraud resolution. Additionally, a copy of your credit report and single bureau credit monitoring is available at no cost and three bureau credit monitoring is available for $5.25 per month.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Long Term Care insurance is offered to Mayo Clinic employees through Legacy Services. Premiums vary according to age and coverage level. Phone consultations are available by appointment with no obligation or fee.

Excess Personal Liability

Think Insurance provides protection of $3 million or $5 million in umbrella insurance coverage, beyond requisite personal homeowner/renter and automobile insurance limits. Cost is $22 or $32 per month.

Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship

Dependents of eligible Mayo Clinic employees are able to apply for a scholarship that awards $3,000 per year for as many as four years of post-high school education. Scholarships are awarded based on ACT and SAT test scores.  (Update, click for more information.)

Adoption Assistance

The Mayo Clinic Adoption Assistance Plan will reimburse eligible adoption-related expenses up to $10,000 per adoption. For adoption of a step-child, the maximum benefit is limited to $500.

Employee Assistance Plan

When you have an issue that you or your family need some help dealing with, you are eligible for free and confidential professional support services from the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).