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Risk and Benefits Management

Jessica Lingo

Bureau Chief - Risk and Benefits Management
515-418-0287 (c)

 

Group Health and Dental Insurance

Amy Liechti
Health Insurance Team Leader
515-422-7156 (c)

  • Health and dental policies and procedures
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Healthy Opportunities Wellness Program

Jim Pierson
Health and Dental Program Specialist
515-281-5509

  • Employee and Retiree Benefits
  • Benefit education
  • Health and dental premiums for active and retirees
  • HRE webmaster
  • Healthy Opportunities Wellness Program

Vacant
Group Insurance Associate
515-281-8989

  • Certification of student status
  • COBRA application processing and loss of dental
  • Change to marital or partner status
  • Court order documentation
  • Double spouse
  • Health/dental/life P1 approvals (292, 294, 300, 301)

 

Educational Assistance

Susan Churchill
Administrative Assistant 
515-281-3351

 

Retiree Health and Dental Insurance

Susan Piel
Retiree Benefits Specialist
515-725-0668

  • Retiree health and dental applications and P1 approval

Jim Pierson
Employee and Retiree Benefits Specialist
515-281-5509

  • Retiree health and dental insurance

 

IowaBenefits

Kelley Hall
IowaBenefits Specialist
515-281-6207

  • IowaBenefits administration

 

Benefits Billing Adjustments

Sandy Mezera
Benefit Billing Specialist
515-281-8999

  • Payroll billing adjustments

 

Worker’s Compensation and Safety
 

Ryan Ihrke
Workers’ Compensation Coordinator
515-725-0732

  • Workers’ compensation

Cindy Houlson
Safety Specialist
515-343-7394

  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Ergonomic program

Leave and Other Insurance Plans

Vacant
515-281-8866

Life and Long-Term Disability Specialist

  • Leave programs (Including FMLA and military leave)
  • Life and long-term disability policies and procedures and premiums
  • Relocation
  • Unemployment insurance administrator contract

FMLA Contract Manager

  • Contract management of the leave management provider
  • Leave education
  • Optional insurance and automatic payroll deduction

 

Retirement Investors' Club (RIC) and
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Jenny Sandusky
Deferred Compensation Program Coordinator
515-281-0569

  • Deferred compensation
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program
  • Premium conversion

Christi Patterson
Deferred Compensation Associate
515-281-8677

  • Deferred compensation customer service
  • Deferred compensation processing 

Robbie Stoecker
Deferred Compensation Education Program Specialist
515-242-6846

  • Deferred compensation education
  • RIC webmaster

John Williams
403b Program Specialist
515-725-2135

  • 403b program for employees of participating education-related employers (public K-12 districts, area education agencies, and community colleges

 

Performance & Development Solutions (PDS)

Kim Hanson 
Training & Development Specialist
515-401-9542 (c)

  • Consultation with agencies on training and development needs
  • Climate surveys, strategic planning/process improvement consulting
  • Leadership coaching
  • Assessment and program evaluation

Cindy Broshous
Administrative Assistant
515-281-5456

  • Course scheduling - enrollments and cancellations
  • PDS Web updates
  • Bill processing

Amy Scott
Training Specialist
515-725-2041 (c)

  • Consultation with agencies on training and development needs
  • Assessment and program evaluation

 

 

 

 

Websites

Benefits https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits 
Healthy Opportunities https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/healthy-opportunities 
Retirement Investors’ Club https://das.iowa.gov/RIC/SOI

Fax

Group Insurance 515-242-6450
Healthy Opportunities 515-242-6450
Retirement Investors’ Club 515-281-5102
Workers’ Compensation 515-242-6450