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)

HIGHMARK MONTHLY HEALTHY HIGHLIGHT

Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment – October 20, 2014 thru November 7, 2014

Beginning January 1, 2015, ADP will be administering PASSHE’s flexible spending account (FSA) plans. Future communication will be sent addressing the transition to the new vendor. Current participants in the 2014 medical reimbursement FSA will be able to carry over up to $500 of any remaining healthcare FSA balance from the 2014 account and will have the entire year of 2015 in which to spend it. Even if you are a current participant, you must still elect enrollment for 2015 in order to continue participation. Open enrollment is the only time you will be allowed to enroll unless you have a qualifying event.


FLU VACCINES 2014-2015

Healthy U Reminder: Flu Shots are worth 15 points for those participating in “Healthy U” wellness program. (Non-PEBTF Members)


HEALTHY U UPDATES

What's New for 2014/2015?


HIGHMARK MONTHLY HEALTHY HIGHLIGHT

NOVEMBER is the Great American Smokeout month.    

OCTOBER is keeping your kids healthy month.  Nutrition and fitness tips for kids.


PEBTF KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

Registration for PEBTF Get Healthy Know Your Numbers opens July 28, 2014. This year both the employee and covered spouse will need to complete this requirement by December 31, 2014 for participant rates to be effective July, 2015. Registration instructions can be found in the Get Healthy Brochure which was mailed to all PEBTF Members. There are 3 options for screenings:

  1. KU Onsite event – 09/16/14 in the Georgian Room from 07:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  2. Quest Diagnostics – After 09/01/14 (screenings done at Quest prior to 09/01/14 will not count) Remember to take KU I.D.
  3. Physician Office - **PEBTF benefits allow for one routine glucose & cholesterol screening per calendar year. If you have had this screening this calendar year, your benefits will not cover a second screening. Also, you will be responsible for the office visit copayment. If the physician orders other blood tests, they may not be covered. Register at: www.pebtf.org and select the Get Healthy logo on right-hand side of page. Be sure to review instructions before continuing to Blueprint for Wellness screen.

PEBTF OPEN ENROLLMENT - October 20, 2014 - November 7, 2014

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your medical plan choices for plan year 2015. If you are happy with your current plan, you do not need to do anything during this Open Enrollment. Take some time to review what is changing for 2015 before making a decision. Changes should be made using the Employee Self-Service (ESS) during the Open Enrollment window.


RETIREMENT COUNSELORS ON CAMPUS

ALTERNATIVE RETIREMENT PLAN VENDOR CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT
July 2013

Fidelity Investments - 11/20/14
Appointments can be scheduled online at www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or by calling 800-642-7131 

Great West - 10/22/14 & 12/17/14 
Appointments can be scheduled by contacting Jaime Robbins or calling
1-717-901-3590, ext. 62229

TIAA-CREF - 10/30/14, & 12/18/14 
Mark Your Calendar!

Appointments can be scheduled online at www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call Philadelphia Office at 800-842-2010

VALIC - TBD
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.


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.

ARTICLES FROM SEAP

Wellness Monthly - Healthy matters to keep in mind. October 2014


THE WORK NUMBER

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

Brochure
Poster
Wallet Cards