Take advantage of optional MSU benefits and resources

MSU is committed to offering valuable benefits to support you and your family. In conjunction with our faculty and staff healthcare committees, we review our benefits program regularly to ensure it offers a positive experience to our benefits-eligible employees, their spouses or other eligible individuals, and dependents. Part of the benefits program includes offering a wide range of optional benefits and resources for you to use. While MSU offers these tools and resources to support you and your family, living well is also about the choices you make. Whether it’s the doctors you choose or where to go for care, your decisions can impact your health and how much you pay.

But keeping track of the different benefits and resources available to you can be overwhelming. The following recap will help jog your memory on the new benefits we introduced over the last year, and review some of the “golden oldies”. You can also check out an infographic of this info by clicking on the image below.

Benefit Highlights Infographic

New programs we rolled out in the last year include:

  • Livongo – a diabetes management program providing free supplies, education and tips for making healthy lifestyle choices, and support with optional coaching. Read about an MSU employee’s perspective on the diabetes management program.
  • Teladoc – telemedicine services you can use to speak to a doctor at any time via web, phone or mobile app. They can even write you a prescription when necessary.

Let’s not forget those benefits and resources that have been hanging around for a while, but you may have forgotten about – sort of like those summer clothes stuffed in the back of your closet during this long Michigan winter.

  • Best Doctors – get medical advice from experts on your specific medical condition to feel empowered to make the best choice possible for your care. This is a great resource for getting a second opinion on a diagnosis and/or treatment plan.
  • Voluntary Benefits – these are optional benefits offered through MSU Benefits Plus. It has insurance offerings such as vision, long-term care, legal, pet, home/auto, and critical illness. And more than that, it offers a wide range of discounts you can tap into for everything from hotel stays to car rentals to even those tickets to Disney you’ve been thinking about.
  • On-Campus Services – save time by getting your MRI, x-ray, or CT scan done right on-campus at MSU Radiology or have the MSU Clinical Center or Olin Pharmacy deliver your prescriptions directly to your office. Convenience is key, and you have the right to request your doctor to refer you to or send your prescriptions to these close and convenient services.

While you might not need or think of these benefits and resources all the time, keep them tucked away for a day when you will, and make it easier and more cost-effective for you to manage your health.

Events Round Up – March

Community Festivals 

Maple Syrup Festival

Community Events

Outdoor Life / Field & Stream EXPO

Michigan Horse and Stallion Expo

Lansing Home and Garden Show


Saturday, March 9

Be Kind Rewind at Lansing Brewery Company

Wednesday, March 20

Local Food Enthusiast Happy Hour

Friday, March 22

Swift Brothers at Lansing Brewery Company

Tuesday, March 26

Forks & Corks

Tuesday, March 26

Brewery Vivant Beer Dinner


Wednesday, March 6

Water School: Speak-in

Tuesday, March 12

Miss Saigon

Thursday, March 14

Studio (in) Process

Friday, March 15

A Wrinkle in Time

Tuesday, March 19

Lansing Storytellers Project: #Love Lansing

Wednesday, March 27

TEDxMSU 2019: Catalyst

Saturday, March 30

Flower Arranging Basics Seminar


Sunday, March 10

New in Student Performance

Sunday, March 17

Mid-Michigan Bluegrass & Folk Concert

Friday, March 22

Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, March 24

Monterey Jazz: Festival on Tour

Family/Kid Friendly

Thursday, March 7

Zoo in Your Neighborhood

Saturday, March 9

Sensory Showtime: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Sunday, March 9

Maple Sugaring at Woldmuar

Saturday, March 16

Sensory Friendly-NCG Movies: Wonder Park

Sunday, March 17

Family Special: Lucky Shamrocks


Sunday, March 10

Broad Wellness: Yoga

Friday, March 22

Howl at the Moon

Saturday, March 23

Run for the House

Professional Development Opportunities:

Fundamentals of Supervision

Records Management and Retention at MSU

Sustainable High Performance

Job of the Week – Editor/Graphic Designer

This weeks’ job of the week is an Editor/Graphic Designer (#563294) for the Intercollegiate Athletics department.

The responsibilities for this role include determining and creating content, promotional materials and graphic elements to design and produce materials that reflect the mission and image of the MSU football program. The individual must be able to maintain contact with printers, editors, and clients to monitor production deadlines and budgets. Other responsibilities would include training student employees, recommending the reprinting, revision or discontinuance of publications, and coordinating the distribution of materials.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Journalism, English, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Marketing, or related Liberal Arts program; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in reporting, writing, editing, proofing, graphic design, photography, research, public relations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

For more details on the responsibilities of this position, and to view all our current postings, visit careers.msu.edu. Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.