Employee Benefits

Shawnee State University recognizes the importance of being able to provide our employees and their families with quality benefits as part of their overall compensation package. As such, we have developed a comprehensive benefits package that delivers quality and value while satisfying the diverse needs of our workforce.

Human Resources has a service-oriented benefits team dedicated to offering professional consultation and support to employees and their families. General questions regarding benefits offered at Shawnee State can be directed to our benefits staff members:

  Malonda Johnson, B.S., P.H.R.
  Associate Director of Human Resources
  016C Administration
  (740) 351-3484
  Susie Ross
  Human Resources Coordinator
  018A Administration
  (740) 351-3481
  sross@shawnee.edu

 


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.

Overview of Employee Benefits (through 12/31/16)

Faculty Full Time
Administration Full Time | Part Time
Administrative Technical Support Staff Full Time | Part Time
Support Staff Full Time | Part Time
Law Enforcement (Police & Security)

  


 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS - PLEASE READ!  

"Wellness on the Run"

Small changes. Big impact.   Did you know Americans spend up to 13 hours a day sitting with 7.5 of those hours typically spent sitting at work? "Sitting Disease" has been coined by the scientific community, referring to the ill-effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Anthem sponsored a recent webinar about this new disease. View the webinar presentation below to learn about small changes you can begin making to ease into moving more...

Help your Employees move more

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Federal Healthcare Annual Notices for Plan Year 2016

Federal Healthcare Annual Notices for Plan Year 2016

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Supplemental Retirement Savings Plans

Shawnee State offers voluntary supplemental retirement savings plans, including 403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuities and 457 Deferred Compensation plans. These plans give employees the opportunity to make additional tax-deferred contributions towards retirement savings, beyond the mandated state retirement systems or Alternative Retirement Plans.  See section under Voluntary Benefits below for more information and on how you can open your account today.  

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HEALTH CARE INFORMATION

Medical, Prescription, and Dental insurance coverage provided through:

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Anthem Express Scripts, and Anthem Dental

Group 00171758
www.anthem.com

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

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Vision coverage provided through:

Vision Services Plan (VSP)

www.vsp.com
1-800-877-7195


Healthcare Contribution Rates beginning Jan. 1, 2016

Employee Contribution Rates

 Anthem Medical Benefits beginning Jan. 1, 2016

Affidavit of Dependent for Ohio Group Coverage
Enrollment Form
Health Plan Participation Agreement for 2016 Plan Year
 

Anthem Dental Benefits beginning Jan. 1, 2016

Dental Benefits Summary Dental services Claim Form

Anthem Express Scripts Prescription Benefits beginning Jan. 1, 2016

Rx Plan Benefits Summary Rx Mail Order form
Rx Home Delivery Pharmacy Rx Preventive Drugs List
Rx Generic Premium Program Rx Preferred Drugs List
Rx Preferred Generic Drugs List Rx Exclusive Specialty Drug List
Rx Prior Authorization Drug List Rx Dose Optimization Drug List
Rx Step Therapy Drug List Rx Quantity Limits Drug List

Vision Service Plan (VSP)

VSP Benefits Summary VSP Doctor Directory - Scioto County (Portsmouth, New Boston, Wheelersburg) VSP Doctor Directory - Lawrence County (Chesapeake, Ironton)
VSP Network Doctor Directory VSP Doctor Directory - Ross County (Chillicothe) VSP Doctor Directory - Kentucky - Boyd County (Ashland)
VSP Out-of-Network Reimburse form VSP Doctor Directory - Pike County (Piketon, Waverly)  

 Same Sex Domestic Partner Benefits

Information Sheet Affidavit
Frequently Asked Question's (FAQ's) Certification of Tax Qualified Dependent(s)
Termination Re-Certification of Tax Qualified Dependent(s)

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)  -  Medical and Dependent Care beginning Jan. 1, 2016

Ameriflex Website Navigation Directions Enrollment Form
How to Use Your FSA Card Claim Reimbursement Form
Quick Reference 2016 Participation Agreement

Health Savings Account (HSA), part of High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) beginning Jan. 1, 2016

Health Savings Account Overview Enrollment Form
How to Use Your FSA Card Overview of Claim Recap
2016 Participation Agreement  

FEDERALLY REQUIRED HEALTHCARE NOTICES

ANNUAL NOTICES about your Healthcare - Plan Year 2016  

Federal Healthcare Annual Notices for Plan Year 2016

Affordable Care Act

What does the Mandate mean to me?
Insurance Marketplace Notice
Glossary of Terms

HIPAA Information

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Notice


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 Retirement Plan Election form Retirement Plan Election form
ARP Vendors OPERS New Employee enroll form ARP-STRS Comparison
ARP Vendor change form OPERS Law Enforcement STRS Plan Compare
ARP-STRS Comparison  OPERS Re-employment of Retiree STRS New Faculty enroll form
  OPERS Money Purchase Annuity STRS Re-employment of Retiree

 


VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

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 Humana Benefit Outline
Guardian Policy  
Admin/Hourly Enrollment form  
Faculty Enrollment form  
Guardian Evidence of Insurability  

Supplemental Retirement Savings Plans (Employee paid)

Shawnee State University offers voluntary supplemental retirement savings plans, including 403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuities and 457 Deferred Compensation plans. These plans give employees the opportunity to make additional tax-deferred contributions towards retirement savings, beyond the mandated State Retirement Systems (OPERS, STRS) or Alternative Retirement Plans (ARP).
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:
  • Employees under the age of 50, may defer up to $18,000 annually.
  • Employees age 50 or over, may defer additional catch-up contributions up to $5,500 for a total of $23,500 annually.
  • Employees who have 15 years of service under a SSU 403(b) plan or are within 3 years of normal retirement age and under a 457(b) plan may also be eligible to defer additional compensation under a "special catch-up" provision.
  • Employees can participate in both 403(b) and 457 plans simultaneously to effectively double these contribution limits.
To begin tax-deferred contributions, employees must 1) contact a representative to open an account with an approved SSU Supplemental Retirement Plan vendor (attached) and 2) complete a Salary Reduction Agreement (SRA) form and return to Human Resources so the tax-deferred contributions can be payroll deducted.  Contribution changes can be made once per month and at least one week prior to payroll effective date.  Participation may begin at anytime during your employment at Shawnee State.
  
The first effective pay date for 2016 SRA contribution reporting purposes is
                                            Friday, January 8, 2016
  
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.
  
SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT ANNUITIES - 403(b) accounts
  
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAMS - 457(b) accounts
  


Employee Assistance & Work/Life Program (Impact Solutions)

EAP Overview for SSU Suicide Prevention Resources
 

Employee Meal Plan Discount Program

       Discounted Meal Plans for Shawnee State University Employees
Sodexo Dining Services offers SSU employees discounted meal plans at the Bear's Den cafeteria. All Faculty and Staff employees can save 15% on all meals when purchased through Payroll Deduction.  Employee "Meal Value Plan" options and costs are detailed below:
   
50 Meal Value Plan* for only $314.18 (deducted over 8 pay periods = $39.28/pay)
This meal plan offers the BEST VALUE of all plans - only $6.28 for 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.
   
20 Meal Value Plan* for only $128.15 (deducted over 8 pay periods = $16.02/pay)
This meal plan is perfect for you if you will eat one (1) meal per week in the Bears Den Cafeteria. At only $6.41 per meal, you receive a 15% discount and your all-you-care-to-eat experience still includes a beverage and dessert.
   
10 Meal Value Plan* for only $69.12 (deducted over 8 pay periods = $8.64/pay)
This is a great starter plan if you are not sure which meal plan is best for you The price with your 15% discount makes this plan $6.91 per meal for the all-you-care-to-eat experience and still includes a beverage and dessert.
   
If you are interested in purchasing one of these plans via payroll deduction, you must complete and sign the attached 'Payroll Deduction Authorization' form. Return the completed form to Human Resources – located in the Administration Building, Room 016.
   
The Deadline to sign up for payroll deduction (for the 2016 Spring Semester) is
                                           Monday, January 11, 2016. 
   
* All Meal Value Plans purchased must be used by the end of the Spring Semester.
Bear's Den hours of operation
Monday – Thursday:   7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday:                       7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday:  11:00am - 6:00pm
   
Visit the SSU Dining Services website for more information on menu choices, or call the dining hotline at 740.351.3150.

 

 

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