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
FLU VACCINES FOR FACULTY & STAFF
HIGHMARK MONTHLY HEALTHY HIGHLIGHT
JANUARY is Keep Your New Year's Resolution Month - The New Year is a time for many to think about and set resolutions to improve their health and lifestyle. Resolutions may be difficult to keep due to lack of motivation. Staying motivated can keep you on track for the rest of the year.
DECEMBER is Preventing Foot Problems Month - Foot problems and injuries can occur by changes in the feet as well as accidents. Your feet play a key role in the function of activities of daily living. Having the proper footwear can help reduce and prevent foot pain and injuries.
RETIREMENT COUNSELORS ON CAMPUS
•TIAA-CREF - 10/29/13, 11/27/13, 01/30/14, 02/27/14, 03/27/14, 04/24/14, 05/29/14, 06/26/14, 07/31/14, 08/28/14, 09/25/14, 10/30/14, 11/27/14 & 12/18/14
Appointments can be scheduled online at www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call Philadelphia Office at 800-842-2010
•VALIC - 10/21/13, 11/18/13, 12/20/13, 01/17/14 & 04/18/14
The dates listed above have been scheduled for one-on-one counseling sessions:
Register here (cut and paste Code "9862KUT11AA" to continue). Meetings are available from 8am to 4pm on the hour, every hour. The employees can also email Jeffrey Hofmann or call 717-773-6176.
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.
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).
ARTICLES FROM SEAP
"The Youth Elixir: Exercise. Good for the Body; Great for the Brain" (also in Spanish) provides information about how exercise can improve not only your physical condition, but also your brain function. The sidebar article provides some ideas for fun ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
W2 FORM FOR 2013
Employees have the option to receive their 2013 W2 electronically or via paper form. To receive your W2 electronically you must enroll via ESS. The enrollment can be found on the portal (portal.passhe.edu) under Employee Self Service - Payroll - Update W2 Election. Employees will be required to attest that they have read the disclosure notice and agree to electronic delivery and will then be allowed to continue with enrollment. Once an employee has completed enrollment, ESS will show their status on the W2 election page. (Please note: If you enrolled in 2012, the IRS requires everyone to re-enroll for 2013.) An employee may change their enrollment choice at any time up to and including December 27, 2013. After that time employees will no longer be able to enroll for electronic distribution. Also after that time, employees who have elected electronic distribution and wish to change to paper will need to submit a paper form to your Payroll department to change their enrollment choice.