Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment is the annual period during which you can elect/decline/or make changes to your medical, dental, vision, and cafeteria/flexible spending plans for the upcoming calendar year. (Flexible spending elections must be elected annually). Additionally, voluntary benefit carriers may provide guarantee issue during this period as well (determined yearly by the carrier). Open enrollment for the 2022 benefits year will run from Nov. 1, 2021 through Dec. 1, 2021.

Complete open enrollment electronically.

  • Log in to My Missouri State
  • Select the Profile tab.
  • In the Employment Details section, select Online Benefits Enrollment. (If you receive a login screen asking for credentials, please contact the Office of Human Resources immediately)

Call to complete enrollment over the phone.

Counselors can assist you with questions, make recommendations, and help you to enroll over the phone. Call toll free 877-282-0808 or local 417-836-3000.

*Click here to complete Cafeteria plan enrollment (flexible spending enrollment). Enrollment be completed annually.

Want to learn more about benefits?

Visit the Virtual Benefits Fair.


Contact information

Deidre A. Mings

Deidre A. Mings

Assistant Director, Human Resources - Benefits

Provides full range of HR Benefits management services. Specific responsibilities include health insurance, dental, vision, long term disability, life insurance, FSA, leave and FMLA benefits, and retirement.

Denise Lofton

Responsibilities: Benefits Administration; Wellness Fair; Workers’ Compensation; FMLA Administration; Emergency Paid Leave; Open Enrollment