Benefits

KU is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and most benefits are standard across the 14 universities that make up the system.

Employee benefits and eligibility are determined based upon employment status (full time/ part-time, etc.) and the employee group that represents your job.  Employee groups and detailed information are described on the PASSHE HR website.  If you are unsure of your employee group please Ask HR

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    • RETIREMENT COUNSELING

      Fidelity InvestmentsAppointments can be scheduled online at www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or by calling 800-642-7131
      Empower: Appointments can be scheduled by contacting Emily Ridgeway or calling 717-418-9063
      TIAA: 10/01/20 and 10/14/20 Appointments can be scheduled online at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call Philadelphia Office at 800-732-8353
      SERS: Stephen Heitzer is available anytime via email at sheitzer@pa.gov
    • SERS INFORMATION (STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM)

      SERS - Sessions held on an "as-needed" basis.  KU's retirement counselor is

      Stephen Heitzer at 800-633-5461, ext. 3603

      PSERS - 888-773-7748

    • SEAP (STATE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)

      SEAP SUMMARY OF BENEFITS

      Information about the State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP)

      The Affordable Care Act requires that group health plans provide a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) to employees. Because SEAP is considered to be a group health plan, SEAP is required to provide a SBC.

      The federal government has defined very strictly what information must be included in an SBC and how it must be formatted. That’s why you’ll notice that most of the categories of information do not apply to SEAP, and that many of the listed services are identified as “not covered.” 

      You can view the SBC here. You can also receive a paper copy at no charge by contacting SEAP at 800.692.7459.


      STATE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SEAP)

      SEAP is free and available to you and your family 24/7 to help you deal with emotional or family concerns, alcohol or drug abuse, depression and other behavioral health matters, or financial and legal issues. Call 1-800-692-7459 (TDD 1-800-824-4306).

      If you have questions about SEAP, please send us an email. Read previous newsletters and find more information about SEAP (www.liveandworkwell.com). using "Pennsylvania" as your access code.

      SEAP MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - Healthy matters to keep in mind.

       

    • THE WORK NUMBER

      More information for employees about this automated service from PASSHE and how it works are listed below:

       

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    New Employees:  As a new employee you will have decisions to make regarding benefits and payroll information.  This focuses on providing you with the information you need as you join the KU community.

    Current Employees:  As an important member of the KU family additional information regarding all of your benefits, including wellness initiatives and tuition waivers can be found under Benefits.