Office of the Provost

Faculty and Unclassified Staff Handbook
Chapter 6 -- Business Affairs: General Regulations, Services, and Procedures

 

Fringe Benefits

Athletic Activity Tickets

Athletic activity tickets are available for single or seasonal athletic events. Cost is variable based upon ticket option chosen. Contact the Athletic Department for current price information.

Group Health Insurance Coverage

Coverage provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Coventry/PHS, or United Healthcare insurance companies. Coverage is effective the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment. Health plan includes prescription drug plan. Dental and Vision plans are also available. Additional information regarding health plans may be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/.

Life/Disability Insurance

Basic Life Insurance

Available only to employees eligible to participate in the basic retirement program. Coverage is equal to 150 percent of member's annual rate of compensation at no cost to employee. There is no waiting period.

Optional Group Life Insurance

Available only to employees eligible to participate in the basic retirement program--premium is paid by payroll deduction--coverage in excess of $50,000 is contingent upon medical history. Coverage is "level term" and ranges from $5,000 to $250,000.

Disability Insurance

Disability insurance is: 1) Available only to employees eligible to participate in the basic retirement program; 2) has a 180-day waiting period for disability determination; 3) benefits subject to reduction from primary social security; 4) minimum payment of $100 monthly; 5) provides a monthly benefit based on 60 percent of the member's annual rate of compensation to a maximum of $5,000 per month; and 6) first-day eligibility with no cost to employees.

Social Security

All University faculty and staff participate in the federal social security program (unless exempt with F-1 or J-1 Visa). The staff member's contributions are deducted from his/her paycheck and matched by the University.

Worker's Compensation

This program provides medical coverage and lost wage benefits for all staff members who may be accidentally injured while performing their assigned duties.

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