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JSU's Online Open Enrollment

Welcome To Jackson State University's

Online Open Enrollment 2023


Online Open Enrollment Will Begin October 1, 2023

During Open Enrollment, employees have the opportunity to make benefit changes through an online system via Southern Administrators and other online tools available for the entire month of October.

This webpage is designed to make Online Open Enrollment as easy as possible by providing:

  • Access to information about insurance plans
  • Instructions for completing the online enrollment process for the Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Cafeteria Plan (Pre-Tax and Non-Pretax Premium Deductions)
  • Supplemental Insurances and Retirement Representative Contact Information
  • Electronic HR Forms to Change Address, Name, and Tax Forms.


Benefit Premium Changes for 2023 

State and School Health Insurance Premiums are increasing for both employees and employer.

Please click here to view the new insurance rates.


 The Annual Benefits Enrollment period is October 1 – 31, 2023.

  • All elections must be submitted no later than October 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
  • Changes are effective January 1, 2024.

What is Annual Benefits Enrollment?

• The Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period is an annual opportunity for eligible employees to enroll in or make changes to select benefit plans for the upcoming year.
• This is the only time during the year when you are eligible to make benefit plans changes to most plans unless you have a qualifying life event (e.g. family or employment change) that allows you to change your benefits.
• Changes made during this period will be effective January 1, 2024.

What If I Don't Want To Make Any Changes?

Your benefits will automatically roll over for 2024, if you do not make changes during the open enrollment period. The next opportunity to change your coverage is during next year’s open enrollment period – unless you experience a family status change. If you experience a family status change (such as birth, a change in marital status, or new employment), you have 60 days from the date of the family status change to make benefits changes.

To View Current Benefits/Coverage?

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Thee Portal (Located at the top of the Page or under University
    Resources if using mobile app)
  3. Click “Faculty/Staff PAWS”
  4. Click “Employee Profile”
  5. Login to Jackson State Portal (Use Instructions Provided on Page) You will have
    to use DUO Security to Sign-on
  6. Click the Benefits Section on the Employee Dashboard
  7. Click on “Current Summary”
  8. Click the appropriate links at bottom of page (Retirement Plans, Health
    Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Miscellaneous)

Employee Personal Information Changes and Updates

Change of Personal Information (Change of Name, Address, and Emergency Contact Information) –  (Employee must send supporting documentation to  or submit in person to Human Resources. The Change of Name request will not be processed without the updated Social Security Card). – Click Here 

Change of PERS BeneficiariesClick Here

2023 W-4 Form (Federal Tax)Click Here

MS Withholding Certificate Form (MS State Tax)Click Here

Dental, Vision, Flexible Accounts, and Cafeteria Plan

Dental Rates and Plan InformationClick Here

Vision Rates and Plan InformationClick Here

Flexible Spending Accounts/Cafeteria PlanClick Here

Enrollment/Changes Click Here

SABC Flex Card EnrollmentClick Here

Group Health Insurance and Life Insurance

Health Insurance Rates and Plan Information Click Here

Group Life Insurance Rates and Plan Information Click Here

Group Health Insurance Enrollment/Change ApplicationClick Here

Group Life Insurance Enrollment/Change ApplicationClick Here

Group Life Insurance Beneficiary Change/UpdatesClick Here

Supplemental Insurances

Supplemental insurance providers are available to discuss plan benefits and to answer personal questions via individual consultation.  Plan representatives will be available via phone or email.  Please use the Contact Information Listed Below.




Insurance Options

Contact Information


Supplemental Health, Cancer, Short-Term Disability, Hospital Indemnity

Olivia Griffith

Phone: 601-750-9434


Colonial Life and Accident Insurance

Cancer, Critical Illness, Short-Term Disability, Hospitalization, Life Insurance

Robert Penn

Phone: 601-624-5075

Cigna (New York Life Business Solutions Group)

Long Term Disability

Robert Penn

Phone: 601-624-5075



Transamerica, Catchings Insurance Agency

Life Insurance

Phone: 601-355-7489

New York Life

Life Insurance (Whole Life and Term Life)

Alvin Franklin

Phone: 601-331-6685

Supplemental Retirement Plans

Supplemental retirement plans include the Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan and Trust 457 for all benefits-eligible employees. In addition, all employees are eligible to enroll in a Tax Deferred Annuity 403(b). Contributions for these plans are made by the employee only and deducted with pre-tax dollars. There are limits to the amount of contributions employees can make each year, and other restrictions apply.



Plan Type

Contact Information

Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan


Ms. Lataura Wilson

Retirement Plan Advisor

Phone: 769-610-5753




Richella B. Vincent Lee

Financial Consultant

Phone: 770-512-3570



Larry Wilson

Investment Advisor Rep

Phone: 601-918-7168




Mr. Bobby Browning

Financial Advisor

Phone: 601-605-3590 or



Jane Mapp

Financial Advisor

Phone: 601-605-3590 or



If you have any questions, please contact the
Division of Human Resources at 601-979-2015.

Division of Human Resources


College of Business Suite #530
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 17028
Jackson, MS 39217


Phone: (601)-979-2015
Fax: (601)979-9090