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Open Enrollment for 2017 Plan Year is October 1-31, 2016

This webpage provides you with information about MSU Benefits Open Enrollment for 2017.  

To enroll, log in to the EBS Portal starting October 1. All changes for 2017 must be completed between October 1 and October 31, 2016.

Please note:

  • The EBS Portal has specific browser and Adobe Acrobat requirements. Review the EBS Compatibility Matrix for currently supported versions of the software, based on the installed operating system. You can also visit EBS Help for more details.
  • Remember you cannot use your browser's back button while in EBS or your record will become locked. If this happens, log completely out and back in again.

Benefits Fairs

Benefits Fair Dates and Information

Open Enrollment Site Labs

Open Enrollment Resources

2017 Employee Open Enrollment Guide

2017 Retiree Open Enrollment Packet

Employee Healthcare FAQs

Retiree Healthcare FAQs 

Summaries of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

Flexible Spending Account Information (FSA)

Voluntary Benefits (MSU Benefits Plus)

Open Enrollment Flier

Open Enrollment Poster

Open Enrollment Resources for Faculty and Academic Staff

Medical Plan Cost Estimator Tool

Interactive CDHP with HSA Guide (PDF)

Consumer Driven Health Plan with Health Savings Account (CDHP/HSA)

CDHP with HSA Video

Faculty and Academic Staff ALEX - 2017 Plan Year 

Support Staff ALEX - 2017 Plan Year

Enrollment Instruction Resources

Open Enrollment Instructional Video

Overview of Open Enrollment Instructions

Detailed Open Enrollment Instructions

Add a Family Member or Dependent Tutorial

Health Plan Affidavit for Spouse/OEI Tutorial

Last Year's Open Enrollment Materials (2016)

Below are links to the Open Enrollment materials released last year for the 2016 plan year. These resources are available as a reference to the current benefits year only. These guides do not include information about options for 2017.

2016 Employee Open Enrollment Guide

2016 Retiree Open Enrollment Packet

MSU Benefits Home Page


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