Employee Benefits: Insurance

Health Insurance and Supplemental Insurance Benefits

The LSU System offers employees and their eligible dependents financial protection against a wide range of health care expenses resulting from illness or injury. As part of our continuing effort to provide benefits to meet the varying needs of our employees, the System offers employees a choice of health insurance plans. The premiums are eligible for tax sheltering under the Tax-Saver Premiums Only Plan.

The LSU System offers outstanding supplemental benefit plans for eligible and employees and their dependents such as:      

  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Long Term Disability
  • Long Term Care
  • Accident Protection
  • Critical Illness
  • Flexible & Dependent Care Spending Accounts

Any active employee of the LSU System is eligible for health insurance and supplemental benefits provided the following:

  • Employed at 75 percent of full time effort per pay period (avg. of 30 hours/week) or greater
  • Appointed for a duration of at least one semester or 120 days or greater

Visit or call the Office of Human Resource Management for specific details of the university's health insurance and supplemental benefit plans, including eligibility criteria, enrollment forms, plan benefits and exclusions, premiums and more.

Note: Employees eligible for benefits have 30 days from the date of hire (or date of eligibility) to complete enrollment documents and submit the paperwork to the Office of Human Resource Management. Therefore, as a new employee, attending New Employee Orientation within two weeks of the start date is recommended.