Thursday, July 19, 2018

Makes quality Life and Disability insurance affordable

MERS Group Life and Disability Insurance is an employer-sponsored program that offers security to your employees and their beneficiaries at times when they are most vulnerable. MERS partners with The Standard Insurance Company to offer competitive benefit features, a variety of plan designs and family-friendly provisions at an affordable cost.

Features & Benefits

MERS and The Standard Insurance Company specialize in public employee benefits. To help provide additional financial security to your employees, our plan offers many complimentary benefits.

  • We can save you money
  • We can save you time and effort

Interested in more information?
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Contact "The Standard"

Call (toll-free) 888.394.6270

Administative Support

The Standard
Rick Woodruff
Account Specialist
1301 W. Long Lake Road
Suite 190
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: 248.641.9850 x8722

Life Claims

The Standard – Life Benefits
Mike Graham
Life Benefits Analyst
19225 NW Tanasbourne Drive, T1-2L
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: 800.628.8600 x8891
Fax: 971.321.5636

Continued Benefits

The Standard – Continued Benefits
Continued Benefits Team
920 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 800.378.4668 x6785
Fax: 800.331.3397

Waiver Claims (Life only)

The Standard – Waiver of Premium
Karen Arnold
Sr. Waiver of Premium Analyst
19225 NW Tanasbourne Drive, T1-2W
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: 800.628.8600 x6024
Fax: 971.321.5838

Medical Underwriting (Evidence of Insurability)

The Standard – Medical Underwriting
Greg Kratz
Medical Underwriting Supervisor
900 SW 5th Avenue, C4E
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 800.843.7979 x7964
Fax: 971.321.5060

Disability Claims

The Standard – Group Disability
Shelle Phinney
Disability Benefits Specialist
PO Box 2800
Portland, OR 97208-2800
Phone: 800.368.2859 x7541
Fax: 800.378.6053

Billing/Premium Payment

The Standard – Customer Service
Cindy Cobb
Policy Administration Specialist
PO Box 6367
Portland, OR 97228
Phone: 971.321. 2550
Fax: 800.378.2403



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