Benefits Staff and Contact Information 

Benefit/HRIS Question or Issue

City Contact

Phone #

Benefit plan enrollment and changes

• Benefit plan deductions

• Enrollment/eligibility (new hires)

• Coverage changes (marriage, divorce or birth/adoption of a child, life insurance coverage and beneficiary changes)

• Insurance verification requests and medical support orders from various social services agencies

Mary Whitaker

612-673-2031

Deferred compensation plans

• Enrolling in a plan, changing contribution amounts, transferring between providers, stopping contributions

• Emergency withdrawals (call deferred comp plans directly)

• Divorce/domestic relations orders

Chris Dejarlais

612-673-3891

Life insurance and disability plans

• Life insurance claims

• LTD claims (to report a claim, call 1-800-362-4462)

• Short-term disability enrollment or cancellation (1-800-373-3771)

• STD claims (to report a claim, call 1-800-537-5024)

Continued medical/dental/life coverage following termination of employment, leave/layoff, divorce or over-age dependents

• Eligibility, return to work and reinstatement of coverage

• Monthly payments for continued coverage
 

Retiree medical coverage

• Eligibility, enrollment and monthly payments

• Benefit coverage questions

Michelle Howard

612-673-3347

HRA/VEBA and Minneflex

• Questions on contribution amounts (for all other questions call OptumHealth 763-421-5510)

Metropass and Pre-tax Parking Program

Nancy Skogrand

612-673-3761

Pension plan and benefits-related HRIS issues

• Pension plan enrollment

• Sick leave, vacation, comp time, & floating holiday accruals

• Union contract, policy or employee changes requiring benefit program adjustments (on HRIS)

• System-generated forms, reports and queries

Patty Benkusky

612-673-3348

Wellness Programs

Sue Dufloth

Amy Friedman

612-673-2095

612-673-2592

Questions about plan design and coverage, service issues, complaints

Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (Union Central)
 

Joyce Traver

612-673-3120

Last updated Dec 8, 2011