This year, enrollment will be required for the following benefits for 2024:

  • flexible spending account (FSA)
  • health savings account (HSA)
  • recertify your tobacco-free status to begin or continue the Tobacco-Free Premium Discount
  • reverify your spouse's eligibility to be covered on our plan if your spouse had an employment change this year
  • The Hartford - GAP Coverages - the three lines of coverage (Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness) that are currently administered by Allstate will be moved to The Hartford effective January 1, 2024.  If you have these plans ensure you are satisfied with the coverage and rates for 2024.

With the exception of the benefits listed above, if no other changes are made during benefits open enrollment, your current elections will continue next year for the following benefits:

  • medical/prescription
  • dental
  • voluntary life, voluntary short-term disability, and vision
  • voluntary supplemental life Insurance & voluntary STD - The Hartford has agreed to bypass the EOI requirement up to the guaranteed issue amounts this year as a result of adding the new voluntary insurance plans.  Amounts above the guaranteed issued will still require EOI and medical underwriting


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If you do not take any action during Open Enrollment, you will lose your tobacco-free premium discount beginning January 1. This is a substantial benefit/cost savings offered to all Ball State University employees who are, and remain, tobacco-free.

Related Documents

Current Employees

Medical Plans

Prescription Plans

Dental Plans

Life Insurance

Voluntary Benefits


Meeting Type Date Time Location
Open Enrollment Video Presentation 

Online – view on demand

Tuesday, October 24  – Wednesday, November 8 8 a.m. Link available at
Open Enrollment Presentation Thursday October 26

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Student Center, Forum Room
Meet and Greet with Benefits Staff

Monday, October 30

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Service and Stores Building, SV
Benefits Fair - Student Center Ball Room Tuesday, October 31 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Student Center, Ball Room/Pineshelf Room
Open Enrollment Presentation – Zoom Wednesday, November 1 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Zoom - Online
Open Enrollment Presentation – Zoom
Monday, November 6 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Zoom - Online

The Open Enrollment presentation is recorded and can be viewed on our website on demand. We are also offering the same presentation in person on October 26 and via Zoom on November 1 and 6.