Human Resources

Employee Benefits

Northland offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification.

Minnesota Advantage Health Plan

The State offers the Minnesota Advantage Health Plan to all benefits-eligible State employees. Under Advantage, you will receive comprehensive health benefits and excellent medical care. Advantage also gives you control over your personal medical care costs and flexibility in choosing your health care providers.


The State also offers comprehensive dental insurance as well as several elective optional coverages.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is conducted annually, when employees may change their benefits. Outside of the Open Enrollment period, no changes may be made except in the case of a qualifying family status change.

121 Benefits Debit Card

Check your balances and transactions for your pretax medical/dental account! To register to use this site your Username will be your SEMA 4 (payroll) ID number + the last four digits of your SSN and your password will be your SEMA 4 (payroll) ID number + the last four digits of your SSN. Upon initial login you will be instructed to create and confirm a new password.

Have Questions?

  • Michelle Benitt
  • Assistant Director of Human Resources
  • Thief River Falls - Office #461C
  • (218) 683-8634