Benefits FAQs

Begin by adding your newborn into Workday as a dependent. This will require the submission of an Add Dependent Event. In this event, an attachment of the birth letter or birth certificate is required. Once the Add Dependent event is submitted, it will route to the benefits department for approval. After approval, a Change Benefits Event submission is needed. Please remember, this must be done within 30 days after the birth of your child.

Begin by adding your spouse into Workday as a dependent. This will require the submission of an Add Dependent Event. In this event, an attachment of the marriage certificate is required. Once the Add Dependent event is submitted, it will route to the benefits department for approval. After approval, a Change Benefits Event submission is needed. Please remember, this must be done within 30 days after the date of your marriage.

  • Birth/adoption – Date of Birth
  • Marriage – Date of Marriage
  • Divorce – Date of Divorce
  • Loss of Coverage – The date LSU coverage should begin
  • Gain of Coverage – The date LSU coverage should end

No, a dependent is classified as legal spouse or child.

Please refer to our HSA and HRA comparison.

No, the money in the HSA follows the member even if he or she changes jobs or retires.

Yes, IRS regulations state that if all the money in the account is not used by the end of the Plan Year, the remaining balance must be forfeited (known as the “Use-it-or-Lose-it rule”). However, we do offer a grace period through March 15 of the following plan year.

No, employees can elect to contribute additional funds but it is not required to receive the initial $200.

Premiums are paid one month in advance.

Once your child reaches 26, he/she will automatically drop from insurance on the last day of the month in which they turned 26.

Yes, forms will need to be completed to vendors prior to child’s 26th birthday.

Allows employees and his/her dependents to continue coverage for up to 18 month after separation from the University. Paperwork is mailed to the employee directly from the insurance provider after the active coverage ends.

Employees must have participated in state health plan in order to be vested.

  • 19% - less than 10 years
  • 38% - 10-15 years
  • 56% - 15-20 years
  • 75% - more than 20 years

Your benefits will terminate on the last day of the month of your separation date. You will receive a letter in the mail from our office with instructions on what should be done should you choose to continue or convert your current benefits.

You will receive two Dental insurance cards. You will not receive a Vision insurance card. Tell your provider that you have UHC vision insurance.

A FSA allows you to reimburse yourself (with your own money) for eligible Healthcare and/or Dependent care expenses, tax free. Participation is voluntary.

There are two types of Flexible Spending Accounts you can elect:

  • Healthcare Reimbursement Account – used to reimburse you for out of pocket healthcare expenses not covered under your health insurance plan.
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account – used to reimburse you for out of pocket dependent care expenses for individuals such as children 12 or younger and any individual you reside with who rely on you for at least half of their support or are physically or mentally unable to care for themselves.