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Employee Benefits

SWOSU provides a variety of benefits to eligible employees and their dependents. Benefits are available through the Oklahoma Higher Education Employee Interlocal (OKHEEI) Group, which consists of 12 colleges and universities across the State of Oklahoma.

Eligibility Dates

All regular, full-time employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits.  Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits regardless of the number of hours worked.  Coverage is effective on the first of the month following the date of hiring.

How to Enroll

Employees will complete new hire benefit enrollment and open enrollment online at Empyrean.

How to Make Changes

During new hire enrollment and open enrollment, employees can add or drop dependents from health care coverage without a qualifying event.

If an employee has an applicable qualifying event, the request for a change of benefits must be made within 31 days of the applicable qualifying event. A qualifying event includes:

  • A birth or adoption
  • Marriage, divorce or legal separation
  • Death
  • Child loses eligibility because of age
  • Employee’s spouse gains or loses coverage through employment
  • Significant change in the financial terms of health benefits provided through a spouse’s employer or another carrier

Insurance Cost

SWOSU pays for certain health insurance plans and vision insurance. Employees may wish to sign up for Dental insurance and other additional benefits at their cost.

Benefit Plans

SWOSU offers multiple benefit plans for eligible employees. You are encouraged to consider the plans that best suit you and/or your family’s needs. Employees are also encouraged to register online through each vendor site. This will give you access to your benefit coverage, replacement cards, Explanation of Benefits (EOB), Benefit Books, and plan details.

For specific questions, please contact SWOSU’s Benefit Specialist:

Carol Sides

SWOSU Benefits Specialist

Hays Administration Building, Room 107
Monday - Friday | 8 am - 5 pm

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Flexible Spending

Additional Benefits and Discounts