Open enrollment for benefits ends Oct. 24

Benefits Open Enrollment at Mississippi State will be held from October 1 through October 24, 2012. During the Open Enrollment period, employees may add new benefits coverage, change existing coverage, or cancel coverage. All Open Enrollment benefits elections are effective on January 1, 2013.

If you do not want to make changes, your benefits will automatically roll over for 2013 and no action is required to remain enrolled in coverage. You do not need to participate in open enrollment.

Important deadlines

All online elections must be completed by Wednesday, October 24, and all completed application forms must be received in the Department of Human Resources Management (HRM), Room 150 McArthur Hall, by Wednesday, October 31 to be effective for 2013.

Where to find open enrollment and benefits information

The HRM Web site,, provides all open enrollment insurance and benefits product information, premiums, and application forms. On the HRM Web site, click "Benefits," then your product under the options listed on the right side of the screen. All application forms are provided under each Benefit.

Step-by-step instructions for online open enrollment are provided on the main HRM Web page, under news line "2012 Open Enrollment Information and Resources." This document provides benefits updates and information important to consider in planning for open enrollment.

How to access online open enrollment

To access open enrollment using MyBanner, go to and select myState. Enter your netID and password in the secure access login. Select the Banner tab and choose "Benefits and Deductions," then select "Open Enrollment." Click on the "Start Open Enrollment" button, and begin by selecting the benefit group you want to change, add, or delete. Remember to finish the online open enrollment process by clicking "Complete" on the bottom of the first Open Enrollment screen.


If you have questions about your benefits, online open enrollment, or for an appointment for benefits assistance, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at 662-325-3713.

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