Shawnee State University (SSU) provides attractive benefits for their employees. For an overall summary, click link next to desired employee group shown below. For more detailed information on specific benefits, refer to the applicable sections listed on this page.
|Faculty||Full Time (PDF)|
|Administration||Full Time (PDF) Part Time (PDF)|
|Fellowship||Full Time (PDF)|
|Support Staff||Full Time (PDF) Part Time (PDF)
|Law Enforcement (Police & Security)|
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS - PLEASE READ!
2018 Open Enrollment
Benefit Open Enrollment is being held now through November 17, 2017. During this Open Enrollment period, all full-time (benefit-eligible) employees have the opportunity to enroll, terminate, or add/drop dependents from the SSU health plan. You also have the opportunity to enroll in voluntary benefit plans. All elections made during the annual Open Enrollment period will become effective January 1, 2018.
We are excited to announce that 2018 open enrollment activities will occur in BearTrax. All elections must be made by the close of business on Friday, November 17, 2017.
To better understand your benefit options, please take time to review the attached Open Enrollment Guide or plan to attend an information session. Details on the information sessions are included in the Open Enrollment Guide.
- Open Enrollment Guide (PDF)
- Make Benefit Elections (PDF)
- Update Or Add A Beneficiary During Open Enrollment (PDF)
- View Current Enrollment (PDF)
- Benefits Upload A Document (PDF)
- Tip Sheet (PDF)
If you have questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact the following individuals:
Phone: (740) 351-3167
Director of Human Resources
Phone: (740) 351-3484
HEALTH CARE INFORMATION
Medical, Prescription, and Dental insurance coverage provided through:
Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Anthem Express Scripts, and Anthem Dental
1-800-552-9159 ..... Member Services
1-800-810-2583 ..... Travel Coverage
1-877-814-4803 ..... Pre-certification
1-888-290-9160 ..... Provider Services
1-866-589-0578 ..... Dental Services
1-888-249-3820 ..... 360 Health/NurseLine
1.800.552.9159 ..... Patient Customer Service
Vision coverage provided through:
Vision Services Plan (VSP)
HEALTH CARE BENEFITS
Health Care Contribution Rates
Anthem Medical Benefits
|Medical Benefit Summary- PPO (PDF)||Medical Benefit Summary- Luminos HDHP (PDF)|
|Preventative Care Information (PDF)|
Anthem Dental Benefits
|Dental Benefits Summary (PDF)||Dental services Claim Form (PDF)|
Anthem Express Scripts Prescription Benefits
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
|VSP Benefits Summary (PDF)||VSP Ohio Network Directory (PDF)|
|VSP Kentucky Network Directory (PDF)||VSP Out-of-Network Reimburse form (PDF)|
|VSP West Virginia Network Directory (PDF)|
Flexible/Dependent Care Spending Account (FSA/DCA)
Health Savings Account (HSA), part of High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
|HSA Tools & Calculator||Overview of Claim Recap (PDF)|
FEDERALLY REQUIRED HEALTHCARE NOTICES
ANNUAL NOTICES about your Healthcare
Federal Healthcare Annual Notices (PDF)
Affordable Care Act
What does the Mandate mean to me? (PDF) Insurance Marketplace Notice (PDF) Glossary of Terms (PDF)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Notice (PDF)
LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS
The University provides a Basic Life Insurance policy for all eligible Faculty, Administrators and Support Staff. Each policy includes an Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefit in addition to the basic amount of life insurance. The amount of life insurance coverage varies for employee type and is fully described in the certificates of coverage below. More information may be found by clicking the links below.
- Certificates of Coverage(Your Life Insurance Plan Benefits)
RETIREMENT BENEFITS (Employer/Employee paid)
|ALTERNATIVE RETIREMENT PLAN (ARP)||OHIO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (OPERS)||STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF OHIO (STRS)|
|Retirement Plan Election form (PDF)||Retirement Plan Election form (PDF)||Retirement Plan Election form (PDF)|
|ARP Vendors (PDF)||OPERS New Employee enroll form (PDF)||ARP-STRS Comparison (PDF)|
|ARP Vendor change form (PDF)||OPERS Law Enforcement (PDF)||STRS Plan Compare (PDF)|
|ARP-STRS Comparison (PDF)||OPERS Re-employment of Retiree (PDF)||STRS New Faculty enroll form (PDF)|
|OPERS Money Purchase Annuity (PDF)||STRS Re-employment of Retiree (PDF)|
Life & LTD Insurance (Employee paid)
TERM LIFE /ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT (AD&D) INSURANCE
LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
WHOLE LIFE, ACCIDENT, CRITICAL ILLNESS/CANCER INSURANCE
|Guardian Benefit Outline (PDF)||Humana Benefit Outline (PDF)|
|Guardian Policy (PDF)|
|Guardian Evidence of Insurability (PDF)|
Supplemental Retirement Savings Plans (Employee paid)
Employees working 20 or more hours per week and are expected to work more than 1,000 hours in a 12-month period may participate in the 403(b) plan. All employees may participate in the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines the maximum annual contribution limit for qualified retirement plans. The 2016 contribution limits for the SSU Supplemental Retirement Savings Program's 403(b) Plan and/or 457(b) Plan are as follows:
For more information, you may contact the Benefits or Payroll office in Human Resources or one of the Vendor Representatives shown in the following attachment.
Employee Assistance & Work/Life Program (Impact Solutions)
|EAP Overview for SSU including Suicide Prevention Resources (PDF)|
Employee Meal Plan Discount Program
This meal plan offers the BEST VALUE of all plans - you get an all-you-care-to-eat experience, including beverage and dessert. If you will eat about two (2) meals per week in the Bears Den Cafeteria, this is the plan for you.
This is a great starter plan if you are not sure which meal plan is best for you. You receive a 15% discount and the all-you-care-to-eat experience and still includes a beverage and dessert.