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Benefits Available to all Eligible Employees

Our benefits are extensive, providing comprehensive opportunities from health care, retirement, life and other insurances, to wellness programs assisting with healthy lifestyle decision-making.

MSU is part of the Montana University System Benefits Plan. Our medical and dental plan ("CHOICES") is self-funded. It pays its own costs, sets the plan structure for its members, and hires Third Party Administrators (TPAs) to handle claims. CHOICES has been designed with the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a diverse work force. Eligible employees (0.5 FTE, permanent and fixed term, with six months' continuous service) have opportunity to match the benefits offered to their individual and family situation through our annual CHOICES enrollment.


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  • Direct Compensation

    Paid leaves and holidays:

  • Indirect Compensation

    Unemployment insurance
    Worker's Compensation
    Social Security employer contribution
    Medicare employer contribution

  • Additional Contributions

    Retirement options include the following:

    • Teachers Retirement System (TRS)
    • Montana Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
    • TWPO

    "CHOICES" benefits include the following:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Prescription Drug Plan
    • Long-term Disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Life Insurance (opportunities for both employees and dependents)

Optional Benefits

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