Great Falls College MSU offers a wide variety of benefits. Employees are generally eligible for benefits if they are a regular employee working 50% or more FTE for at least six consecutive months.Choices: The Montana University System’s Benefits program allows you to choose the coverage that is appropriate for your individual and family needs. Please visit the Choices website to learn more about our benefit programs and eligibility requirements for dependents. To get the most out of this opportunity to design your own benefits package, you need to consider your benefits needs, compare them to the options available under Choices, and enroll for the benefits you’ve chosen.
Required (unless you waive all coverage):
- Medical (3 managed care plans to choose from)
- Dental (Select or Basic)
- Long Term Disability
- Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
- Optional Reimbursement/Flexible Spending Accounts
- Optional Vision Hardware
- Optional Supplemental Life for employee, spouse, and children
- Optional AD&D for employee, spouse, and children
- Long Term Care
Please contact Human Resources with any questions regarding benefits and coverage options.
Healthy Montana Kids: Montana University System employees have the option of enrolling dependent children in Healthy Montana Kids. For more information regarding this affordable option, please go to www.dphhs.mt.gov/HMK. To check eligibility requirements and/or make application, go to www.apply.mt.gov.
Enrollment Periods and Effective Dates: Newly eligible employees have the option of enrolling themselves and any eligible
dependents as plan participants or waiving all coverage during a 30-day initial enrollment
period that begins on the enrollment date, which is the date of hire if eligible on that date, or the first of the month following the date of eligibility
in accordance with the Plan. Annual Re-Enrollment is Closed Enrollment for spouses and adult dependents. You can only add
spouses with a qualifying event. Children under the age of 26 may be added during the Annual Benefits Re-Enrollment period.
Mid-Year Changes and Qualifying Events: Your Choices elections will remain in effect for the entire plan benefit period following initial or closed enrollment unless you have a change in status (qualifying event) in accordance with the Montana University System Plan. Listed here are examples of qualifying events:
- Birth of a child
- Adoption of a child
- Loss of Eligibility for other health insurance coverage – voluntarily canceling other health insurance does not constitute loss of eligibility.
Please contact Human Resources with any questions about qualifying events. A mid-year change form will need to be completed and returned to Human Resources within the time period defined by the Montana University System Plan along with applicable supporting documentation. If a mid-year change form is not submitted in a timely manner, you cannot not make changes to your benefits until the next annual re-enrollment period and any changes must be in accordance to the MUS Plan.
For information on leave and other Human Resources policies, please visit the Policies and Procedures page.
Thinking about retirement? MUS has a brochure designed to help you plan: Getting Ready for the Rest of Your Life