Welcome to the LSU Benefits website!
This site will provide guidance and support for all employees and retirees concerning their benefits and retirement needs. Whether you are a new or current employee of LSU or a retiree, we are here to serve you. Browse through our website for information regarding health insurance, supplemental benefit plans, retirement plan options, and eligibility. Feel free to contact us with questions, concerns or comments.
Employees may view their benefit choices in myLSU. Click here for more information.
Below are links that will take you directly to information regarding the various benefit options:
- Health Insurance
- Supplemental Benefits
- Supplemental Retirement
- Tuition Exemption
- Awards & Recognition
- Benefits Eligibility Calculator
Upcoming Financial Wellness Seminar
Hosted by Voya (formerly ING), Topic: “Investor Behavior”
Wednesday, Sept 10 at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Student Union, Capital Chamber Room
- When it comes to money and investing, we're not always as rational as we think we are - which is why there's a whole field of study that explains our sometimes-strange behavior. Where do you, as an investor fit in? Insight into the theory and findings of behavioral finance may help you answer this question.
- Are you a new investor or a seasoned savor? Either way, investor misconceptions can be dangerous. Find out how you can identify and avoid the 6 patterns of investor irrationality.
The Office of Group Benefits has announced that there will be a 5% premium increase for all state employees and retirees with an OGB health plan. Effective July 1, state employees and retirees enrolled in Blue Cross PPO, HMO and CDHP plans will have a five percent increase in monthly premiums for health coverage through the state Office of Group Benefits (OGB). Because employees pay for health insurance one month in advance, the new premium will be reflected in your June paycheck.
Also, the Office of Group Benefits has announced that effective August 1, OGB members will see some changes to their medical and pharmacy plans. Some of the changes include benefit limits on certain services, prior authorization requirements for specific medical services and procedures, and a new formulary. Only certain medication and members are affected. Visit the OGB website for more information.
This increase does not apply to LSU First and Medical Home HMO health plan participants at this time.
Please contact the Office of Human Resource Management at 225-578-8200 with any questions.
New Pharmacy Benefit Management for OGB Health Plans Beginning Jan. 2014
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services to OGB members beginning January 1, 2014. MedImpact is the nation's largest full-service pharmacy benefit manager, serving more than 35 million members across the U.S. Under the new contract, MedImpact will provide prescription drug coverage for the more than 220,000 benefit-eligible employees, retirees and dependents enrolled in the OGB HMO and PPO health plans administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Louisiana.
Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents will be covered by Medicare GenerationRx (Employer PDP), provided through MedImpact’s subsidiary, MedGenerations, effective January 1, 2014. Previous coverage will continue through December 31, 2013.
With MedImpact and MedGenerations, OGB member co-insurance and other out-of-pocket prescription drug costs will remain the same as they were last year. Members will receive a new ID card in the mail in December that they can use at pharmacies beginning in January.
IMPORTANT: By enrolling in Medicare GenerationRx, Medicare-eligible retirees will automatically cancel their enrollment in a different Medicare prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan. That’s why they will receive a disenrollment letter from Express Scripts Medicare. There is no reason to worry; there will be no interruption in coverage. Members will be covered by Express Scripts Medicare through December 31, 2013, and will be covered by Medicare GenerationRx starting January 1, 2014. They do not have to do anything.
Please call OGB’s customer service department at 1-800-272-8451 for more information.
Premiums Only Plan
Monthly Premiums and Tax-Saver Premiums Only Plan
Changes in Participation During the Year
A qualifying event only allows for changes to an existing election. If you did not make an election to participate in the Plan during Annual Enrollment or within 30 days of being eligible for benefits, a qualifying event will not allow for enrollment in the Plan mid-year. The only exception to this rule is in cases where there is a loss of other coverage.
*If you did not make an election to participate in the Plan during Annual Enrollment or within 30 days of being eligible for benefits, a qualifying event will not allow for enrollment in the Plan mid-year.
Each year during the month of October, eligible employees have an opportunity to add or change their Health Plan and Voluntary Benefit elections for an effective date of January 1.