Employee Service Center - Benefits

The Benefits staff serves as the primary resource for information, problem solving assistance, and advice regarding faculty and staff benefits. We strive to provide a professional and responsive approach by rendering quality service and promoting awareness and understanding of benefits. Our goal is to contribute to a more productive and satisfied workforce by offering high quality service that not only meets, but exceeds employees' needs and expectations. Areas of responsibility include life, health, disability and long term care insurance, retirement plans and savings, Family and Medical Leave Act, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, education savings accounts, and employee assistance program. The Benefits Office is located in Employee Service Center at 1044 Delp Pavilion, Mail Stop 2022, 913-588-5087.

State Employee Health Plan Members
Online Open Enrollment Information for Plan Year 2015

The State Employee Health Plan is transitioning to providing your open enrollment materials exclusively on the KDHE website, www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp.htm beginning with Plan Year 2015. Booklets and comparison charts will no longer  be provided to employees. For Plan Year 2015, those members that would like to receive printed materials can simply go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEmaterials and complete the required fields by 5/2/2014.

Recent updates from the State Employee Health Plan

HealthQuest:  Don't wait for the New Year Resolution
Start earning your required credits now! You must complete your health assessment and earn an additional 20 credits by July 31, 2014 to get the $40 a month discount in 2015. See additional information on the HealthQuest discount and how to schedule a biometric screening.


Information about the Affordable Care Act
Active State Employees (SOK website)
Life (Basic and Optional) (KPERS website)
Disability (KPERS website)
COBRA (SOK website)
Long Term Care Insurance (SOK website)
Benefits Brochure (PDF)
Health Insurance Comparison Chart 2014
New FSA Administrator for 2014 (learn more)
Important HSA rules for dependents under age 26

Other Benefits

Health Quest Rewards Program
Biometric Screening Appointments (Schedule for 2014)
Learning Quest Education Savings
State of Kansas Wellness Portal


Mandatory Plans:
Kansas Board of Regents
Kansas Public Employee's Retirement Plan (KPERS)
Phased Retirement

Voluntary Plans:
Kansas Board of Regents Voluntary 403(b) Plan Options
State of Kansas Deferred Compensation (457)
TSA Limits
Kansas State Tax Exemption
Short Term Disability Program

Benefits Forms

Health Insurance Enrollment Form
Designation of Beneficiary Form
Retirement Questionnaire

Last modified: Apr 09, 2014
News from your Benefits Staff

Mark your Calendar. TIAA-CREF announces Individual Counseling Sessions at KUMC


This Counseling Session will help you simplify your retirement by:

4/11/2014, 7:30am -4:30pm, 1004 Orr Major

5/14/2014, 8am-4pm, 1010 Orr Major

5/21/2014, 8am-4pm, 1010 Orr Major

5/29/2014, 8am-4pm, 1010 Orr Major

6/4/2014, 8am-4pm, 1004 Orr Major

6/11/2014, 8am-4pm, 1004 Orr Major

6/19/2014, 8am-4pm, 1004 Orr Major

7/17/2014, 8am-4pm, 1004 Orr Major

8/5/2014, 8am-4pm, 1004 Orr Major

8/21/2014, 8am-4pm, 1004 Orr Major

SIGN UP TODAY:  Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.  Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 or call 866-843-5640 Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET)