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Benefits Open Enrollment

October 1-31, 2020

Open enrollment is the annual opportunity for you to review your coverage and ensure you have the benefits that are best for you as you head into the new year. Learn more about the virtual resources we have available this year due to COVID-19 below.

How to Enroll

To enroll, log in to the EBS Portal  starting October 1.  
Please enroll in your benefits options for the 2021 plan year between October 1-31, 2020. The following instructions and tutorials may assist you as you complete enrollment.

Ask Questions or Learn More

MSU HR offers a number of opportunities to get the answers and assistance you need to complete open enrollment.

  • Virtual Benefits Fair : while we cannot have our usual in-person benefits fair this year due to COVID-19, our benefits vendors have provided resources and options to ask them questions directly in a variety of formats.
  • Virtual Site Labs and Limited In-Person HR Office Hours : HR will be hosting several virtual Site Labs to answer your benefits questions live, as well as offering a limited number of in-person office hours.

Informational Resources

The following information may assist you as you make decisions this open enrollment season (will add links when available).

  • 2021 Faculty/Academic Staff Open Enrollment Guide
  • 2021 Support Staff Open Enrollment Guide
  • 2021 Retiree Open Enrollment Packet
  • 2021 Summaries of Benefits and Coverage

Last Year's Open Enrollment Materials

Below are links to the open enrollment materials released last year for the 2020 plan year. These resources are available as a reference to the current benefits year only. They do not include information about options for 2020.