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Other eligible individual FAQs

Yes, your OEI is eligible for the MSU contribution toward health/dental coverage consistent with established policies/procedures/contracts, including the IRS requirement to tax the fair market value of health/dental benefits.
Yes, you will be able to purchase coverage in accordance with the policy/contract provisions associated with these plans during this year’s open enrollment. Coverage will be effective July 1, 2010.
Your OEI is eligible to receive the MSU contribution towards health/dental coverage if you met the minimum eligibility requirements for retirement status (15 years/age 62 or 25 years) and your OEI was officially registered on or before January 1, 2009. In the event of your death, your OEI may continue coverage with the MSU contribution; however, they may not add a new partner to the plan.

If either of the above conditions were not met as of January 1, 2009, your OEI is not eligible to receive the MSU contribution; however, your OEI is eligible to enroll and purchase a health/dental plan consistent with the plan you are enrolled in.
Yes, you may add your eligible OEI to your health/dental benefit plan and receive the University’s contribution, if your OEI was officially registered on or before January 1, 2009 and you were retired or had met the minimum retirement eligibility criteria on or before that date. In the event of your death, your OEI may continue coverage with the MSU contribution; however, they may not add a new partner to the plan.

If your OEI was not registered on or before January 1, 2009, or you were not retired/eligible to retire on that date, your OEI is eligible to enroll and purchase a health/dental plan consistent with the plan you are enrolled in.
No, Course Fee Courtesy benefits are not extended to OEIs and their dependents.
No, OEIs and their dependents are not eligible for COBRA however; continuation of coverage for up to 18 months is offered.
Yes, you will need to complete the OEI form even though you may have previously completed an MSUSSDP form.

Your OEI is eligible to receive the MSU contribution towards health/dental coverage if you met the minimum eligibility requirements for retirement status (15 years/age 62 or 25 years) and your MSUSSDP was officially registered on or before January 1, 2009.

If either of the above conditions were not met as of January 1, 2009, your OEI is not eligible to receive the MSU contribution; however, your OEI is eligible to enroll and purchase a health/dental plan consistent with the plan you are enrolled in.

*For Support Staff hired on or after July 1, 2002, who subsequently meet the minimum retirement requirements will receive a University contribution toward health care and dental coverage for the retiree only. The retiree may pay the applicable premium to cover eligible dependents.

For Faculty and Academic Staff hired on or after July 1, 2005, the University will contribute to the lowest cost health plan's single rate for which the employee/retiree is eligible. At retirement, the employee must designate whether the employee receives the University contribution or whether the contribution is to be split 50/50 between the employee and his/her spouse or OEI. This designation is irrevocable regardless of circumstance, including returning to work or death. The designation of the 50/50 contribution is also non-transferable to a future spouse or OEI.

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