Health Benefits

Midwest Public Risk (MPR) offers a comprehensive employee benefits program. Rates are highly competitive because MPR has greater purchasing power than any Member could obtain acting on its own, covering approximately 10,000 participants. Our primary objectives are to provide excellence in benefit plans, competitive rates and superior service to our Members.

Entities may choose to offer up to four MPR medical plans, dependent upon geographical location. Plan options include, Open Access Plus (OAP), Open Access In Network Only (INO), and Choice Fund (CF) which is a Qualified High Deductible Health Plan with an optional Health Savings Account. Options for dental and vision coverage are also available. All of our medical plans include New Directions Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no extra cost. Additionally, MPR provides COBRA and Retiree administration and billing, giving Members one less thing to worry about.

MPR offers many value-added benefits by means of exceptional partners including a hearing aid discount program, prescription savings card program, group Medicare PPO plan, as well as Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), short and long-term disability, and critical illness coverage.

This department is supported by five highly experienced and accredited full-time Benefits Advisors.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please give the Benefits Department
a call at (816) 292-7520 or contact us directly using the information below:

  • Doreen Hull, Benefits Services Director (816) 292-7521
  • Deb Heishman, Benefits Underwriting Manager (816) 292-7523
  • Bridgette McDaniel, Benefits Advisor (816) 292-7524
  • Deana Zigler, Benefits Advisor (816) 292-7522
  • Sarah Key, Benefits Advisor (816) 292-7529
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