Overview of Benefits at NMU

The Benefits area of Human Resources administers the benefits package for faculty and staff, retirees, and their families.  This includes assisting employees to make informed choices about their medical benefits, dental/vision benefits, retirement savings plans, flexible spending accounts, and the tuition scholarship program.  

Our office is located at 105 Cohodas Hall.

Summary of Benefits

The following links provide a summary of all benefits (e.g. paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, etc.) for each employee group as stated below:

Benefit Plans

Northern Michigan University is pleased to be able to offer its employees a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefit plans include:

  • Medical with prescription coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Flexible spending and health reimbursement accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance

Retirement Plans

NMU offers its employees a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA-CREF. 

Benefits Staff

Kristen Bjorne

Kristen Bjorne

Director of Benefits

kportale@nmu.edu 906-227-1030
Kim Hongisto

Kimberly Hongisto

Benefits and Onboarding Specialist

khongist@nmu.edu 906-227-2470