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Are you Benefit Eligible?

Please refer to MPS Insurance Administrative Guidelines for detailed information.

All classes of employees are eligible except the following:
Part-time employees,
Temporary employees,
Seasonal employees, or
Any class of employees which has been specifically excluded from this plan.

Date Coverage Is Effective

Coverage under the plan shall become effective with respect to an eligible employee and eligible dependents on the first day of the month following the first day of full time employment.

For the purpose of this plan, a participant's dependent is any person as defined in the “Eligible Classes of Dependents” section of the MPS Insurance Administrative Guidelines.

Enrollment Status Changes

For changes to enrollment, employees should call or email the Manager of Benefits at to inform MPS of the change (birth, death, marriage, divorce, loss of dependent status, change in address or phone number, etc.). Appropriate insurance companies will then be notified by the Manager of Benefits. Changes must be made within 31 days of the date of the event.

Insurance Information

Click here for more information on Health, Vision, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurances as well as Health Savings Account details.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)

This account allows employees to set aside a portion of income before it is taxed to pay for dependent care expenses. Please note that funds do not roll year to year. Any unused funds will be lost.

DCFSA Information

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

No-cost, confidential services are available for MPS employees - whether it's help with day-to-day stress or a challenging crisis, financial guidance or fitness struggles. Help your "self"...

EAP Information  provided by National Insurance Service

Identity Theft Assistance

MPS employees have access to two Identity Theft Assistance Programs:

AllClear ID  provided by MESSA
Identity Theft Protection Services  provided by National Insurance Services

Retirement Plans

Schools' employee retirement plans are handled by the Office of Retirement Services in Lansing, MI. New hires need to make a retirement election within 75 days of their first paycheck. Log on to miAccount with the Member ID you receive from the Office of Retirement Services (ORS) to view your retirement election and years of service. There is a retirement calculator as well as the form to apply for retirement available at this website. If you have lost or forgotten your Member ID or password you can request the information at the website. The ORS employee services number is 1-800-381-5111 or you can use the miAccount Message Board. If you are within five years of retirement and would like to attend an on-demand online retirement workshop, please click here.

If you are enrolled in the Pension Plus, Pension Plus 2, or the Defined Contribution retirement plan you will have an account with Voya to manage your 401(k) and/or 457 accounts. You can review and make changes to your account by logging in to There are educational programs, such as webinars and 1 on 1 appointments, available at this link:

If you are a new hire and would like more information about the available retirement plans you can view an On-Demand Webinar at

Additional Retirement Savings Options


Notice of Privacy Practices

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can obtain access to this information. The Notice of Privacy Practices is made in compliance with the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information set forth by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, as amended.

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

Benefit Questions

If you have any questions regarding benefits and/or eligibility, please contact the Manager of Benefits at 989-923-5067 or

Additional Info

Tammy Angell
Manager of Benefits