This information is intended to summarize the benefits offered to unclassified and classified PSU employees appointed to benefits-eligible positions at Pittsburg State University. Benefits for employees appointed to positions of less than 100% may be pro-rated. For additional information on each benefit, click on the link in this summary or contact HRS, 204 Russ Hall, Pittsburg, KS 66762, (620)235-4191(620)235-4191.
Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate. It is not intended to replace the legal source (i.e. plan document, contract, memorandum of agreement, statute or regulation). In case of any discrepancy between this information and the legal source, the legal source will govern in all cases. Employees may review the legal source upon request. Although intended to be on-going, these benefits may be suspended, revoked or modified by the State of Kansas, the Kansas Board of Regents or Pittsburg State University at any time. Nothing in this information shall be construed as a contract of employment between the State of Kansas and any employee, nor as a guarantee of any employee to be continued in the employment of the State.
Health Insurance (effective January 1, 2012) Coverage provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry/PHS and United Healthcare. The following describes the health plans available to PSU employees:
Dental Insurance - Delta Dental Plan of KansasPlan pays 100% for diagnostic, ancillary and preventative services; 50 - 60% for other covered services to a maximum of $1700 per individual per plan year. Certain covered services provided by a DeltaPreferred PPO Network dentist may be covered at a higher percentage.
When Eligible: 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment (must be enrolled in the group health insurance).
Who Pays: See Health Insurance above
Prescription Drug Program - Caremark, Inc.Employee pays 20% of prescription cost for generic medications; 35% of the cost for formulary brand medications; 60% of the cost for non-formulary brand medications; or $75 for special class medications.
When Eligible: 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment (must be enrolled in either Plan A or Plan B health insurance plan). This benefit is not included if you have Plan C.
Who Pays: See Health Insurance above.
Flexible Benefits Program - KanElectEmployee pays for dependent care expenses and medical and dental care expenses not reimbursed by insurance with pre- tax dollars. Employees must sign up for the flexible spending accounts every year during open enrollment.
When Eligible: 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment.
Who Pays: Employee.
Vision Service PlanEmployees may enroll themselves and any eligible dependents in the Basic or Enhanced Vision Service Plan--whether or not the employee or dependents are enrolled in State of Kansas medical coverage. The plan is designed to provide regular comprehensive eye examinations and benefits toward vision care expenses including glasses or contact lenses.
Life Insurance (Employer-Provided Life Insurance)
Life Insurance (Employee-Paid Optional Group Life Insurance)
Employee may purchase from $5,000 to $250,000 in additional life insurance coverage.
When Eligible: May enroll at any time; however, guarantee issue of $50,000 within 1st 30-days of employment without providing proof of good health
Who Pays: Employee pays premium based on age of employee and amount of insurance purchased.
Accidental Death Benefit
Disability Insurance - Long Term
Long Term Care Insurance
Employees and eligible family members may purchase group long term care insurance from Genworth Life Insurance Company.
When Eligible: May apply at any time; however, newly hired employees under age 66 have 31 days after they become benefits eligible to apply for coverage without medical underwriting. Employees 80 or older must satisfy full underwriting requirements. Spouses of eligible employees under age 66 have 31 days to apply with streamlined requirements. Spouses between 66 and 79 must satisfy full underwriting.
Who Pays: Employee pays premium directly to the company by direct bill or electronic fund transfer.
Paid holidays designated by the Governor. Governor may also designate one discretionary holiday.
When Eligible: 1st day of employment. May use Governor's discretionary holiday after 6 months of employment.
Who Pays: University
Full-time employees earn 3.7 hours per pay period. May be used for personal illness or for illness of family member.
When Eligible: Accrual starts on 1st day of employment.
Employee granted up to six (6) days funeral leave under certain circumstances.
When Eligible: 1st day of employment.
Jury Duty Leave
Paid leave for required jury duty before court or other approved body.
When Eligible: Upon approval of University.
Up to 15 days paid each 12-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30 of the following year for active duty. Other military leave also available without pay.
Leave Without Pay
Time off with administrative approval for special circumstances, including pregnancy.
Who Pays: N/A
Family & Medical Leave (FMLA Leave)
Up to 12 weeks of leave for certain family and medical reasons. Leave may be "with pay" (with accrued vacation or sick leave) or "without pay."
When Eligible:After 12 months of service.
Who Pays: University (if leave with pay).
Job Injury Leave
Up to 6 months paid leave following qualifying injury.
When Eligible: 1st day of employment (upon qualifying injury).
Who pays: University
Workers Compensation Insurance
Employees who are disabled due to a job-related injury or disease are entitled to medical expenses for treatment and income benefits to replace part of the wages lost due to the disability. Survivors' benefits also available if death results.
When Eligible: 1st day of employment.
Who pays: University.
Education Savings Program-Learning Quest
Learning Quest is a 529 education savings program established by the State of Kansas and offers anyone who is a U.S. Citizen or resident an easy way to invest for a college education. Employees may contribute to Learning Quest through payroll deduction.
When Eligible:1st day of employment.
Deferred Compensation Plan
Monthly retirement benefit. Employee contributions deducted from paycheck "before" tax to be used at retirement.
Who Pays: Employee
Voluntary Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
Phased Retirement Program (Regents Mandatory Retirement Plan Members Only)
Reduction in appointment and salary but retention of full-time employer-paid benefits in preparation for full retirement.
When Eligible: Age 55 with 10 years of full-time service.
Financial assistance at retirement and in case of disability.
Who Pays: Employee pays percentage of gross monthly salary. University matches that same amount.
Sick Leave Bonus (Retirement Only)
Employee receives payment for unused sick leave upon retirement based on the following:
When Eligible: Upon retirement with minimum 8 years of service and 800 hours of unused sick leave accumulated.Who Pays: University
Coverage provided through Kansas Employment Security Law.
When Eligible: 1st day of employment
Longevity Pay (Classified Employees Only)
Employee receives payment of $400 after 10 years of service, and an additional $40 each year thereafter for a maximum payment of $1000.
When Eligible: After 10 years of State service, classified employees hired or rehired prior to June 15, 2008. Classified employees hired on or after June 15, 2008, are not eligible for longevity pay.
9 Pay 12 Salary Payment Option (9 Month Faculty Only)
9 month faculty salary paid over 26 biweekly pay periods, rather than 20 biweekly pay periods.
Tuition Assistance Programs
Note: Tuition Assistance Funds are limited.We have been able to pay no more than 3 credit hours for each semester.
Health Promotion Programs (HEALTHQUEST)
State of Kansas Employee Benefits Guidebook