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Marital status

Marriage

If you get married the following tips will help make sure your benefits stay current and that you are getting everything you can from your benefits at MSU.

  • Complete your life event changes online to sign up for the Health Plan Waiver or to add your new spouse and/or spouse's dependent children to your benefit coverage within 30 days of the marriage. Remember to provide MSU Human Resources with a copy of your marriage certificate and/or a copy of your spouse's dependent(s) birth certificate(s).

  • Change your Beneficiary Designation for your Life\Accident Insurance policies.

  • Contact your retirement investment sponsors directly to change your retirement plan beneficiary designation.

  • If your address or home phone number change, you can update your home address related information on the web through the EBS portal. If you need assistance changing your home information online, you may contact MSU Human Resources at 517-353-4434 or 1-800-353-4434 for assistance. 

  • If you are changing your name, provide a copy of your new social security card to MSU Human Resources, Suite 110 Nisbet Building. To obtain a new Social Security card, take appropriate documentation (marriage license, court documents) to the nearest Social Security office.

  • Contact the MSU WorkLife Office or Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information on services that are available for helping your children adjust to remarriage.

Legal Separation or Divorce

The following information will help you get the most of your benefits in the event of a legal separation or divorce.

  • Complete your life event changes online to change your marital status, delete a spouse or dependent(s) from your benefit coverage or sign up for benefits due to loss of previous coverage. Remember to provide MSU Human Resources with a copy of your official legal/court documents.

  • Change your Beneficiary Designation for your Life\Accident Insurance policies.

  • Contact your retirement investment sponsors directly to change your retirement plan beneficiary designation.

  • Contact the MSU WorkLife Office or Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information on services that are available for coping with divorce.

  • If your address or home phone number change, you can update your home address on the web through the EBS portal. If you need assistance changing your home information online, contact MSU Human Resources at 517-353-4434 or 1-800-353-4434.

  • If you are changing your name, provide a copy of your Social Security card with your new name on it to MSU Human Resources, Suite 110 Nisbet Building. To obtain a new Social Security card, take appropriate documentation (marriage license, court documents) to the nearest Social Security office.

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