Faculty Handbook


This section presents an overview of benefit and retirement programs available to employees and eligible dependents. Although Michigan State University expects to continue the benefit programs indefinitely, it reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate such coverages in whole or in part at any time, except as limited by the terms and conditions or master contracts and/or collective bargaining agreements. Payment of benefits is conditional upon eligibility requirements, and in some cases an application to participate in the plan is required. Special notations are provided regarding part-time (50-89.9 percent) employees. Complete information may be obtained from MSU Human Resources at 517-353-4434, 800-353-4434, or solutionscenter@hr.msu.edu. If there is any misunderstanding regarding any of the programs described below, the provisions of the master contracts on file will prevail.