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.
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
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.
Louisiana Supreme Court take up Cash Balance Plan
The Louisiana Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday, March 19 in a constitutional challenge to the Cash Balance Plan for newly hired state employees as well as new employees of post-secondary educational institutions and management boards who do not choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP).
The Cash Balance Plan passed in the 2012 legislative session, but in January a state district court judge ruled its passage was unconstitutional because it did not receive the constitutionally required two-thirds vote. The Jindal administration is seeking to have the district court's ruling reversed. The Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana is the plaintiff in the case. As always, TRSL will keep you posted on any further developments.
Upcoming Retirement Education Workshop - TRSL and Social Security
A TRSL representative will be present to discuss the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) associated with Social Security benefits, as well as TRSL retirement eligibility and how a TRSL benefit is calculated.
Date: Wednesday, March 27
Location: Retirement Systems Building, 4th Floor Boardroom
Address: 8401 United Plaza Boulevard, Baton Rouge
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
All TRSL members are invited to attend. You can register for this workshop or any of the upcoming workshops/webinars online at our TRSL Workshop Registration page.
For more information, please contact TRSL:
Phone: 225-925-6446, ext. 2822
Toll Free (outside the Baton Rouge area): 1-877-275-8775, ext. 2822
TRSL Responds to Questions about ORP Employer Contribution Rate
How does the new Cash Balance Plan affect Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) employer contribution rates? In response to that and other related questions, TRSL has prepared a fact sheet.
Do you know about the 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.