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Benefits Section

This section includes the benefits offered at Alcorn which consist of Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Retirement and Annuity Plans, Supplemental Plans, and More.

Compensation Section:

 Forms & Policies

Health Insurance

The State and School Employees’ health insurance claims are administered through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. All employees hired before January 1, 2006 are considered legacy employees. The employer pays 100% of the cost of the employee’s health insurance premiums for employees with base coverage. All employees hired after January 1, 2006 are considered horizon employees. The employer pays 95% of the cost of the employee’s premium depending on the deductible chosen.

Participants age 18 and older may complete an HQ health risk assessment and receive a personalized wellness plan and access to online lifestyle improvement programs. Participants are no longer required to complete the HQ in order to receive covered wellness/preventive services. A complete list of covered wellness/preventive services can be found at the Plan’s website under Wellness/Preventive coverage.


To complete your HQ, go to If you do not have internet access, you may contact ActiveHealth Management at 866-939-4721 to request a paper copy or to complete the assessment by phone.


Dental Insurance

The Dental Insurance claims are administered through Citizens Security Life Insurance Company. In certain cases the plan pays 80% of the employee claims. A $50 per calendar year deductible must be met. The group number for the plan is 6766.

Contact Information:

Citizens Security Life Insurance Company
12910 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243

Employee cost:

12-month employees 9-month employees
Employee only - $26.40
Employee + One - $51.56
Family - $82.02
Employee only - $35.20
Employee + One - $68.76
Family - $109.36

Life Insurance

The Group Life Insurance claims are administered through the Minnesota Life Insurance Company. The employer pays 50% of the premium. There is a minimum of $30,000 and a maximum of $100,000 coverage.

Vision Insurance

The Vision insurance claims are administered through Spectera, a division of MorganWhiteGroup Administrators.

Contact Information:

P. O. Box 14067
Jackson, MS 39236

Locate Provider:1-800-839-3242

Claims and Benefits Info:1-800-638-3120 or visit

Employee Cost:

12-month employee 9-month employees
Employee only - $8.38
Employee + One - $14.51
Family - $24.47
Employee only - $11.17
Employee + One - $19.35
Family - $32.63

Retirement and Annuity Plans

Public Employees’ Retirement Insurance of Mississippi

The State Retirement Plan offers a liberal retirement plan; the employee contributes 9% of gross salary or wages and the employer contributes 14.26% of gross salary or wages per pay period. You can access the website at .

Optional Retirement Plan

Eligible employees are able to make an alternate choice in retirement plans; employee contributes 9% gross salary and the employer contributes 14.26% of which 11.6424% goes to the employee’s account and 2.6176% goes to PERS to fund the unfunded accrued liability of PERS as it does for all PERS participants.

 Annuity Plans

Investing for the future is one of the wisest choices you can make during your employment. Alcorn offers a number of Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) providers and employees can select the best plan to meet your needs. To make contacting your preferred vendor convenient, please review the list of approved TSA providers below.

Approved TSA Providers

Supplemental Insurances

Contact information for the companies which administer various insurance offered to employees through payroll deduction are given below. If you have questions about your coverage, or want to learn more about the companies, feel free to use the contact information below.

American Family Life Assurance Company of ColumbusWorldwide Headquarters Columbus,
Georgia 31999
1-800-992-3522 or

Colonial Life and Accident Insurance CompanyP. O. Box 1365 Columbia,
SC 29202-1365

Policy Holder Service Center:
1-800-325-4368 or

Cafeteria Plan-Administered by Southern Administrators and Benefits Consultants, Inc. (SABC) Allows the employee to pay for certain qualified benefits using tax free dollars set aside from their payroll before income and social security taxes are deducted. If you any questions, please contact SABC at 601-856-9933 or toll free at 1-800-844-2555. You may also contact your Human Resources Department.

Central United
2727 Allen Parkway,
6th Floor Houston, TX 77019

New York Life Insurance Company4780 I-55 N. Frontage Road,
Suite 200 Jackson, MS 39211

Lincoln Financial Group (Voluntary Life Insurance with Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)


Direct Deposit (Available to all employees)

Tuition Remission (Employees and eligible dependents may take up to 6 semester hours per semester.)

Sick, Vacation and Administrative Leave (Liberal plan of accrual of sick and vacation hours; administrative leave for some other type absences, i.e., jury duty, poll-worker, etc.)

Official Holidays (Fifteen (15) holidays per calendar year.)

Worker’s Compensation Coverage (Coverage for expenses associated with on-the-job injuries.)

Health Services Center (Routine and minor health care services are available.)

Rental of On-Campus Housing  (Housing is available to employees on a very limited basis.)

Contact Information

601-877-6189    601-877-6184