health plan waiver
Regular benefit eligible employees who have health care coverage through another employer, may waive MSU's health care coverage and receive up to a $600 payment.
Regular full-time (90-100%) and part-time (50-89.9%) faculty and academic staff, university support staff, and flexible appointees.
Note: The health plan waiver option is not available when an MSU employee and his/her dependents are both employed at MSU in regular benefit eligible positions.
The health plan waiver period runs annually from January 1 through December 31.
Summary of Payment Calculation
Payment for the waiver program is made in February the following year and is considered taxable income.
When enrolled in the health plan waiver option employees accrue points based on their employment percent and number of months enrolled in the waiver program.
Full Time Employees (90-100%) –Full-time employees accrue one (1) point for each month they are enrolled in the health plan waiver program.
¾ Time Employees (65%-89.9%) - ¾ time employees accrue a 3/4 (.75) point for each month they are enrolled in the health plan waiver program
½ Employees (50% - 64.9%) - A half time employees accrue a ½ (.50) point for each month they are enrolled in the health plan waiver program
The following table represents the amount of the health plan waiver payment based on the number of points accrued:
|Full 12 Points||$600|
|9 through 11 Points||$450|
|6 through 8 Points||$300|
|3 through 5 Points||$150|
|Less than 3 Points||$0|
Work Events (ex:change in employment status)
Enroll within 30 days (New Hires) or 30 days (Newly Eligible) of initial employment or appointment to an eligible status
Life Events (ex. marriage or birth of a child)
Enroll within 30 days of life event.
For additional information about qualifying work and life events visit https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/life-change/index.html.
To complete waiver go to EBS Portal.
Log in with your MSU NetID and password and complete two-factor authentication.
If enrollment does not occur within 30 days of initial employment or 30 days from an appointment to an eligible status it is necessary to wait for an open enrollment period to enroll.
MSU Human Resources will submit employees enrolled in Waiver Plan to Payroll. Payment for the waiver program is made in February the following year.
For additional questions please contact: MSU Human Resources (telephone: 517-353-4434, 800-353-4434, or email SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu).