• Insurance Department office hours

    The Insurance Department is located at the ESC in Room 136. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Road construction update that affects the ESC
    Travel will be significantly delayed during the Highway 10 construction project through Spring 2024. Please consider alternate routes. For more information, please visit MN DOT.

Who to contact

  • Jackie Nelson - Insurance Benefits Supervisor

  • Chris Sundeen - Benefits Assistant

  • Lisa Leiner - Benefits Assistant

  • Sheila Peterson - Benefits Assistant

  • Becky Mashuga - Benefits Assistant

  • Todd Mensink - Director of Labor Relations and Benefits

  • Insurance

    The Insurance department administers all employee benefits: health and hospitalization, dental, group term life, long term disability, health care and dependent care spending accounts, supplemental term life, worker's compensation, 403(b), sick leave and retirement benefits.

    At this time, there are no in-person new employee benefits meetings. Please watch the video presentation found in the link below. Follow the instructions to enroll in benefits on Worklife.  

    New employee insurance benefits

Insurance 2022-2023 Benefit Options

  • Insurance 2022-2023


  • Smartben changed to Worklife

Employee assistance program

  • Employee assistance program

Life event

  • What is a qualifying life event?

  • Next steps?

Flexible benefit plan

  • Flexible benefit plan

  • Flex dependent care and flex health care claim forms

Dental insurance

  • Dental insurance

Life and supplemental life

Long term disability plan

Insurance Advisory Committee

  • What is the Insurance Advisory Committee?

Health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA)

  • Summary of the federal privacy regulations and Anoka-Hennepin's notice of privacy practices

  • Anoka-Hennepin's commitment to protecting the privacy of your health information

COBRA/Minnesota continuation