Southeast Missouri State University

Welcome to Southeast Missouri State University's Benefits Website!  If you have questions about the University's benefits, you may call Donna Spencer at (573) 651-2855. You may also e-mail us at

What's New

Social Security and Medicare Presentations Scheduled: September 17

A representative from the Social Security Administration Office in Cape Girardeau will be on campus to present information on Social Security retirement and Medicare coverage. The session will be on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am in the University Center Redhawks Room. Walk-ins are welcome. Questions concerning these sessions can be directed to Alissa Vandeven, Human Resources, at ext. 2206.

Cancer Support Program Expands

The UnitedHealthcare Sherpa program was introduced as a limited pilot in 2011 to test a new model for non-clinical cancer support. Last year it was expanded to over 3.6 million eligible members and has proven to be a valuable consumer service. On March 1, 2014 Sherpa will automatically become available to 5.6 million additional UnitedHealthcare members that are covered under employer plans with 100 or more.

Sherpa does not require any action on the part of brokers, employers or UnitedHealthcare representatives, but the program has been well received by members, and employers may be interested in learning more.

Sherpa is a concierge customer service model that provides non-clinical assistance to UnitedHealthcare members who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The Sherpa Program can help members with:

  • Cancer treatment terminology and assistance in resolving claims questions.
  • Advice on how to make effective use of their health insurance benefits.
  • Assistance with physician interaction and making appointments.
  • Setting up a conference call with clinical and claims experts if needed.

When a UnitedHealthcare member is identified as a possible cancer patient, Sherpa support is automatically engaged; there is no enrollment process. The service center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

UnitedHealthcare Updates the Prescription Drug Lists Effective July 1, 2014

The updated prescription drug lists (PDLs) can be viewed on the UHC website. Members affected by any PDL changes should receive a letter form UHC.

Benefits Plans Information for 2014

Benefits at a Glance
Patient Health Care Advocate
Benefit Premiums
Health Plan Summaries
Benefits Plans (By Type)

Benefit Help Desk

We hope that you will find everything you need to make better benefits and health care decisions. If you have questions about your University benefits, please email the Benefit Help Desk. A Human Resources Representative is available to respond to your email Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time).  You may also call us: Donna Spencer at (573) 651-2855.

Additional Benefits Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Information for Benefits Inquiries
Forms from the Human Resources Office