The Department of Human Resources

Current Employees

Kutztown University offers a comprehensive program of benefits in support of its goal of attracting and retaining highly-qualified, motivated and talented faculty and staff.

Your medical/dental/vision and other benefits coverage and eligibility are determined based on your job group.  The following links take you to the PASSHE website where detailed information on your employee benefits can be found. 


VOLUNTARY SAVINGS PLAN

  • Deferred Compensation (457 plan) deductions are a way for employees to reduce their current federally-taxable income. The State System has a deferred compensation program through Great West.
  • Tax-Sheltered Annuities (403b plan) are another way for employees to reduce their current federally-taxable income. The State System contracts with 17 vendors offering TSA accounts.  Vendors and form are on PASSHE site.
  • TSA Salary Reduction Form - complete this form to begin payroll deduction to a TSA

FEATURED NEWS ITEMS (listed in alphabetical order)

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT OPEN ENROLLMENT 2018  

Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment - October 16, 2017 through November 3, 2017 for Calendar Year 2018

Enrollment should be made using Employee Self Service (ESS)  - Must re-enroll in an FSA account each year even if you are currently enrolled
**NOTE:  A Dependent Care FSA is not related to health care expenses for a dependent


FLU VACCINES OPPORTUNITIES 2017-2018  

Healthy U Reminder: Flu Shots are worth 20 points for those participating in “Healthy U” wellness program. (Non-PEBTF Members)


PEBTF GET HEALTHY

For lowest "participant" rates effective July 1, 2017, member ONLY (not spouse's) need to complete a Get Healthy Screening by 12/31/16.  Please register for your Get Healthy screening at https://www.pebtf.org/GetHealthy/


PEBTF OPEN ENROLLMENT

PEBTF Open Enrollment - October 16, 2017 through November 3, 2017  for effective date of January 1, 2018
Enrollment changes should be made using Employee Self Service (ESS)


RETIREMENT COUNSELORS ON CAMPUS

Fidelity Investments - 10/05/17, 11/16/17, 12/07/17
Appointments can be scheduled online at www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or by calling 800-642-7131 

Empower - 09/27/17, 10/25/17, 11/15/17
Appointments can be scheduled by contacting Jaime Robbins or calling 1-717-901-3590, ext. 62229

TIAA - 10/04/17, 12/13/17 
Appointments can be scheduled online at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call Philadelphia Office at 800-732-8353

VALIC - 10/11/17, 11/08/17, 12/06/17
The dates listed above have been scheduled for one-on-one counseling sessions. Meetings are available from 8am to 4pm on the hour, every hour. Employees can REQUEST FOR AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE or email Ike Pius or call 732-423-3560.


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 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.

MONTHLY ARTICLE from SEAP - 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: