Events

Explore BenefitsMN 2021

Thursday, September 03, 12:00 PM - Thursday, September 03, 2020, 01:00 PM
Thursday, September 03, 2020, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
VirtualLive/Online
Fee: Free

Is your nonprofit ready to offer health coverage to your staff for the first time? Are you curious if there are options that are more affordable or provide better coverage than what you currently offer? Are your current health benefits negatively impacting your ability to find and keep skilled employees? 

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, there’s no better time to start the process of exploring your options for the year to come. 

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits invites you to learn more about BenefitsMN, the association health plan open to MCN member organizations. Launched in 2020, BenefitsMN currently has 43 organizations from around the state participating, and we are looking forward to including more organizations in 2021. 

During this free virtual session, you’ll learn more about the health plans, networks, pricing, and related benefits that can help your organization attract, retain, and support your staff. 

Event Details

The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method. 

Register for the event on Zoom.

Speaker Information

MSiegelMargie Siegel is the team lead for MCN’s association health plan. In this role, she’s working closely with MCN staff to design and build a pooled health care benefit option for members. Margie was most recently the director of the Center for Nonprofit Management at the University of St. Thomas. In that role, she worked with students pursuing experience and opportunities in social entrepreneurship, via both coursework and extracurricular programming.

During her 22-year tenure at the University, she managed a variety of capacity building services and executive education programs for nonprofits, including co-sponsoring the Nonprofit Essentials Conference with MCN held each year at St. Thomas. Prior to that, Margie led the Marcy Arts Partnership and the Japan America Society of Minnesota, and also served as associate director of the Charities Review Council. She has an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jack DuffyAs a consultant with Gallagher, Jack Duffy focuses primarily on partnering with nonprofits. He utilizes employee benefits when partnering with nonprofits to attract, retain, and engage their employees. He believes that benchmarking, communication, and education are essential to improving healthcare.



Michaela O’BrienMichaela O’Brien is a benefits consultant with Gallagher. She partners with nonprofits to help them strategically achieve their goals so they can focus on what’s important: their mission and people. As a person who has previously worked at nonprofits, she is passionate about the value and partnership she brings to her clients.

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