Benefits open enrollment begins Tuesday

Starting Tuesday [Oct. 1], benefits open enrollment will be available for eligible Mississippi State University employees. Open enrollment is required only if you are adding new coverage, changing existing coverage or canceling coverage. If you aren’t adding new coverage, changing existing coverage or canceling coverage, you do not need to participate in open enrollment, and your current benefits will continue into 2014.

The Human Resources Management (HRM) Web site -- -- provides information and resources needed for Open Enrollment. This information is listed under the HRM News section, entitled “2013 Open Enrollment Information and Resources.”

For those who do not have access to a computer, please visit HRM in person at McArthur Hall, Room 150, or call 662-325-3713 to obtain this information.

Off-campus open enrollment options include:

Central Mississippi Research and Extension, Raymond
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
10 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
10 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
10 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
2-6 p.m.

Please read carefully, as “2013 Open Enrollment Information and Resources” contains important and time sensitive information regarding your benefits, including new premium rates for UNUM Supplemental Term Life and UNUM Long Term Disability.

All online elections must be completed by Oct. 28. Completed application forms must be received by HRM on Oct. 31 to be effective for 2014.

There are three ways to complete the open enrollment process:

Online Open Enrollment: Step-by-step instructions for completing Online Open Enrollment are available on the HRM Web site -- -- in the HRM News section during the open enrollment period Oct. 1 through Oct. 28.

HRM Benefits Staff: If you need assistance from the HRM Benefits Staff, we encourage you to schedule an appointment by calling 662-325-3713. The Department of Human Resources Management, 150 McArthur Hall, will be open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to assist employees as needed.

HRM Web site: You may refer to the HRM Web site,, to obtain product information and appropriate forms in the Benefits section.

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