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Benefits for Faculty and Staff

Florida State University offers employees the opportunity to participate in a variety of benefit programs. It is mandatory for all employees to participate in one of three retirement plans. All insurance programs are voluntary and include pre-tax and post-tax options. People First is the Benefits Administrator for the State of Florida pre-tax insurance plans and is responsible for new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility, among many others. 

Open Enrollment: October 11 – October 29: Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to make changes to your State of Florida insurances. Visit this informational page to learn more.

Benefit Summary

The Benefits Summary provides an overview of available insurance, retirement, paid time off, and additional benefits to FSU employees.

Benefits Summary

The online New Employee Orientation (NEO) is available for employees to review all available insurance, retirement, and additional benefits.

Employee Insurance Eligibility

To comply with the federally-mandated provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Florida State University offers State of Florida Group Health Insurance coverage as an optional benefit for all qualified OPS employees. The coverage is subject to change based on state and federal legislation. Employees who meet the measuring guidelines, including graduate assistants and adjunct faculty, will be notified by People First to elect coverage.

Important Web Links


Open Enrollment 2022

ListServs with important benefit reminders:

HR Forums:

Should you have any questions or concerns about the implementation of the OPS Health Insurance Plan, please contact the FSU Human Resources Benefits Office at (850) 644-4015 or email insurance@fsu.edu.

People First Links

The State of Florida’s MyBenefits website provides information regarding available benefit options to eligible state agency and state university employees. The links provided are the most frequently used.

Dependent Eligibility Verification Process
Insurance Provider Contact Information


General Inquiries

 Phone: 850-644-4015

Kendrea Atkins

HR Specialist

Donna Grubb

HR Specialist

Leasa Howard

Senior HR Specialist

Linda Lieblong

Associate Director

Kelly McLaughlin

Senior HR Specialist

Danielle Staats

HR Specialist

Jennifer Stamper

HR Specialist

Phaedra Harris

Director, HR Operations
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