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)

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)


RETIREMENT COUNSELORS ON CAMPUS

Fidelity Investments - 12/07/17*, 01/25/18, 02/08/18, 03/15/18
Appointments can be scheduled online at www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or by calling 800-642-7131 

Empower - 01/24/18
Appointments can be scheduled by contacting Emily Ridgeway or calling 610-864-6410

TIAA (Meet Conchita Dixon) - 02/01/18, 04/05/18, 04/11/18, 05/03/18   
Appointments can be scheduled online at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call Philadelphia Office at 800-732-8353.  

VALIC - 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: