2017 MSU Benefits Open Enrollment to take place Oct. 1-31

Posted at 9:27 AM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 09:27:58-04

The MSU Benefits Open Enrollment for the 2017 benefits plan year will be held Oct. 1-31.

Benefits-eligible faculty, staff and retirees can re-evaluate their benefit selections and make changes, such as switching health and dental plans, adding or removing dependents, or changing life insurance and Flexible Spending Account options. Faculty, staff and retirees must also complete the health care affidavit at this time to continue coverage for a spouse of Other Eligible Individual.

There will be three Benefits Fairs held at the Breslin Center during open enrollment where individuals can learn about benefits options and have questions answered by benefits plan representatives and human resources staff members. The fairs will also include online enrollment assistance, flu clinics and chair massages. The schedule is as follows:

• Noon - 6 p.m., Oct. 11

• 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oct. 12

• 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Oct. 13

There are several changes to be aware of during this year’s Open Enrollment, including the benefits enrollment application that has been updated with the new EBS portal. To learn more, view the employee and retiree Open Enrollment guides and other detailed information at

Please direct Open Enrollment questions to MSU Human Resources at or call (517) 353-4434. For long-distance, call toll-free 800-353-4434.