This website provides an overview of MSU employee perks and benefits programs. Specific details are included in the official plan documents. If there are any differences between this resource and the plan documents, the plan documents are controlling. Mississippi State University intends to continue the benefits described within these pages, but reserves the right to end or amend any plan at any time for any reason. If you have questions about your benefit options, please contact Human Resources Management at 662-325-3713.
Benefits-At-A-Glance is a quick reference guide to your MSU Benefits Plans along with cost, coverage, and eligibility. Detailed plan documents are available on the links to the right on the Benefits page.
Please visit Benefits Contact Information Reference List for contact information, financial institution and insurance Web sites, and phone numbers.
New Employees: During new employee orientation, new benefits-eligible employees receive a benefits overview and are scheduled for a personalized benefits appointment. Benefits appointments are scheduled according to the employee's convenience, and allow for sufficient time to consider benefits needs. All newly hired benefits-eligible employees are covered beginning with the first day of employment; however, all benefits elections must be completed within 31 calendar days of employment.
Benefits-eligible employees are defined as 50% time or greater and hold positions that are expected to be active for more than 4.5 months.
Important Notice: All employees are eligible to participate in the 403(b) plan, regardless of their benefits-eligible status. The 403(b) plan document currently does not allow for student worker participation.