Our Team


James Lucas, PrincipalJames Lucas, Principal


Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts, in 1969. After five years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, he entered the insurance business with individual products and soon recognized a need for group products to benefit employees. This was the catalyst for Benefits Plus, LLC, formed to offer benefits through the finest insurance companies. Jim’s professional designations include Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC).

In addition to running the business, Jim is an active member of the Bloomington Rotary Club, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Valley Country Club. He enthusiastically fundraises for Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School and several other non-profit organizations. During his free time, Jim plays golf and travels with his wife, Dolores, and daughters, Michelle, Nicole and Melissa.


Dolores Lucas, Office ManagerDolores Lucas, Office Manager


Dolores graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 1976.  She has been employed as the office manager of Benefits Plus, LLC since its inception in 1998.  Her administrative duties include “paying the bills” according to her husband, Jim.  When not at the office, Dolores enjoys daily walks, gardening, and visiting her daughters in San Diego and Richfield.





Jennifer Zupke, AssociateJennifer Zupke, Associate


Jennifer has worked in the insurance industry for 14 years.  She attended Minnesota State University – Moorhead and graduated with a B.A. degree in Music in 1994.  Jennifer joined Benefits Plus, LLC in April of 2015 and enjoys helping business and individual clients with their insurance needs.  She and her husband Craig live in Bloomington with their two daughters Emma and Greta, and dog Toby.  She enjoys time with her family, volunteering with school and church events, and attending music and art programs.