How It Works

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.

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 administrative time and effort

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Publications

All of our publications are available to be viewed and downloaded on our website.

 Group Insurance Packages Brochure

 Group Life Insurance Information

 Group Long Term Disability Insurance Information

 Group Short Term Disability Information

 Online Life Services Toolkit

 Travel Assistance

Line of Duty

Occupational Assistance

Employee Assistance Plan

Health Advocacy Select

 

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Group Life and Disability administrators

Click here to login to The Standard’s AdminEASE portal

“The Standard” Contacts

Call (toll-free) 888.394.6270

Administative Support
Rick Woodruff
Account Specialist

1301 W. Long Lake Road
Suite 190
Troy, MI 48098

Phone: 248.641.9850 x8722
Email: richard.woodruff@standard.com

Life Claims
Sharon Lacy
Life Benefits Examiner

19225 NW Tanasbourne Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Phone: 971.321.8735
Fax: 971.321.5836
Email: Sharon.Lacy@standard.com

Continued Benefits
Continued Benefits Team

920 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 800.378.4668 x6785
Fax: 800.331.3397
Email: ibt@standard.com

Disability Claims
Karrie Brandt
Disability Benefits Specialist

PO Box 2800
Portland, OR 97208-2800

Phone: 800.368.2859 x7541
Fax: 800.378.6053
Email: Karrie.Brandt@standard.com

Medical Underwriting (Evidence of Insurability)
Tonya Kushner
Medical Underwriting Manager

900 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 971.321.6701
Fax: 971-321.5060
Email: Tonya.Kushner@standard.com

Waiver Claims (Life only)
Teri Smotherman
Waiver of Premium
Life Waiver Examiner

19355 NW Tanasbourne Drive
Hollsboro, OR 97124

Phone: 971.321.8154
Fax: 971-321-5109
Email: Teri.Smotherman@standard.com

Billing/Premium Payment
Melissa Walliker
Billing Analyst

PO Box 6367
Portland, OR 97228

Phone: 971-321-8512
Fax: 800.378.2403
Email: Melissa.Walliker@standard.com