Health Insurance Committee


St. Louis County
Health Insurance Committee
Membership Directory


SLC Employees Association **
Gordy Halverson 218-625-3803
Alternate:  Ben Martin 218-279-2524

Human Resources Director*
Jim Gottschald, 218-726-2422

County Auditor
Nancy Nilsen, 218-726-2380

Merit System Basic, AFSCME Council 5
Sasha Lehto, 218-471-7776
Alternate: Leanne Barker, 218-262-6070
(ext.8730 when calling internally)

Confidential Public Employee Assoc.
Megan Haworth 218.725.5065
Alternate: Christina Hansen 218-725-5058

County Attorney
Kim Maki  218-726-2323

Stephanie Lundgren, 218-726-2178
Alternate:  Terry McCabe 218-471-7760

Civil Service Basic, AFSCME Council 5
Krista Shopp 218-262-6006
Alternate:  Jolene Jamnick 218-471-7713

Vacant, call 218.725.5056 if interested in the position
Alternate: Vacant

County Administrator
Kevin Gray 218-726-2562

Jail Corrections/911 Essential Employees
Heather Ninefeldt 218-726-2345
Alternate:  Vacant

Unclassified Investigators
Katie Finc 218-733-2785
Alternate: Vacant

Unclassified Attorneys
Thomas Stanley 218-726-2323
Alternate: Vacant

Sheriff Supervisory
T. Wade Rasch 218-336-4347
Alternate: Vacant

Deputy Sheriff Association
Mike McDougall 218-336-4306
Alternate: Alyssa Schlichting  x4352

Beth Menor, Committee Clerk
Benefits Advisor

Tiffany Kari Cizmas, Health Promotions Coordinator

Jeff Coenen, Johnson Insurance Consultants

**Presiding Co-Chair

Mission Statement

The St. Louis County Health Insurance Committee will work to understand health insurance issues and trends, understand the County self-insured fund, recommend annual rates to the County Board, and provide education, advice and information on health insurance-related issues to the St. Louis County Board, its employees and members of the self-insured plan.

2024 Goals

• Educate & engage members to be proactive in their health & healthcare
• Identify & investigate claims drivers
• Study benefit design strategies and trends
• Review options for a travel benefit program and alternatives
• Study costs and benefits of specialty drugs for weight loss
• Explore additional locations for employee wellness space
• Consider adding orthodontia coverage to dental plan in 2025

Meeting Minutes

For your convenience, we present the latest health insurance committee minutes.

To view past meeting minutes, select Include Archived Items.


2024 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are scheduled at 9:00 AM and end when the agenda is completed. 

February 21st
May 15th
July 17th
September 18th
October 16th
December 18th