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October 13, 2021

Do not delay: Enroll in insurance before Oct. 31

Submitted by Jason Talbert

October is open enrollment for health, life and voluntary insurances. The enrollment period will run through Oct. 31 for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Health insurance and voluntary insurances

To be able to choose the plan you desire for 2022, all benefit-eligible employees must enroll during October. After submitting your enrollment, be sure to save, submit and print the confirmation provided. It is extremely important to print your elections and keep them until you have verified your elections when you review your first check in January 2022.

Human Capital Services and the State Employee Health Plan have many resources that may help you make a decision for health coverage for 2022.

A frequently asked question of employees is, "What if I don't enroll?" The chart below explains the benefits and enrollment requirements.


All active State of Kansas (SOK) employees and Non State Group (NSE) employees who are currently enrolled MUST make selections for Plan Year 2022. If you are currently enrolled and do not re-enroll, then your medical coverage will be defaulted to Plan N with your current medical carrier and an HRA for the employer contributions.


Members currently enrolled in a Vision plan MUST enroll for 2022 benefits since there is a new vendor. If you do not re-enroll, you will not have vision insurance for Plan Year 2022.


Members only enrolled in the Dental plan only will remain enrolled for 2022.


Members currently enrolled in the Voluntary Benefits insurance only will remain enrolled in those plans for 2022.


Members who have waived coverage will remain waived.

Don't delay your enrollment. To enroll, follow the below instructions.

  • Log in to HRIS.
  • Navigate to Employee Self Service.
  • Select Benefit Information.
  • Select Health Insurance Enrollment.
  • You may need to reenter your eID and password.
  • Select Kansas State University from the dropdown box.
  • Once logged in to the Member Administration Portal (MAP), Add Family Member, if applicable.
  • Load supporting documents, if applicable.
  • Select Enrollments and Events, then Launch Enrollment.
  • Make your health insurance selections for coverage.
  • Review and select the "I have read and agree ..." statement checkbox.
  • Select Continue.
  • You must print a copy of your health insurance coverage selections for your records (Ctrl+P).
  • Log out of MAP.

Life insurance

October is also open enrollment for optional life insurance through the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, also known as KPERS. KPERS provides life insurance regardless of your mandatory retirement plan.

Information on optional life insurance can be found on the KPERS open enrollment website.

Getting assistance

If you still have questions, please contact the HCS benefits team at benefits@k-state.edu or visit us across campus throughout October.