Open enrollment is the period where employees can review, elect, decline or make changes to their benefits for the upcoming calendar year.
Once elections or changes have been made, no changes can be made during the year unless they are due to a qualifying, life-changing event, such as marriage, divorce, birth, etc.
Please complete your enrollment by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 1. Any elections/changes you select during the open enrollment period will be effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Please complete these items during the open enrollment period (Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2018):
- Confirm or change your benefits (instructions below)
- Enroll in the cafeteria plan
- Complete your health risk assessment
Confirm or change your benefits
All employees are encouraged to go through the enrollment process even if you plan to keep what you currently have.
Failure to select a medical plan, confirm your existing benefits or make changes by Dec. 1 will result in a rollover of your previous medical coverage at the base plan, incorrect or no benefits coverage during 2019.
Option one: online
- Log in to My Missouri State
- Select the Profile tab.
- In the Employment Details channel, select Online Benefits Enrollment. If you receive a login screen asking for credentials, please contact human resources immediately.
The online system is compatible with all major browsers. Please disregard any reference(s) to a PIN number as you go through the enrollment process.
Enrollment can be done from any computer. Many open-access labs are available if you need easy computer access. In addition, computer labs are available on the West Plains campus.
Option two: by phone
Call 417-836-3000 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. CST to speak to a benefits specialist.
Option three: in person
Stop by the office of human resources in Carrington 315 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for in-person assistance.
Benefit changes for 2019
Some benefit providers and options are changing for the next year.
|Medical||University-funded insurance||Two plan options|
|Life||University-funded insurance||None||Offered at guaranteed issue to employees|
|Vision||Supplemental insurance||Two plan options|
|Critical illness||Supplemental insurance||None||Offered at guaranteed issue|
|Universal life||Supplemental insurance||None||Offered at guaranteed issue|
Learn more about the benefits available to you:
Training and support
Your human resources office is here to help. Contact us at 417-836-5102 if you need assistance or via email at HRBenefits@missouristate.edu.
Forms, notices and other frequently asked questions are also available on the open enrollment period website.