About Us:

The Office of Human Resources supports ESU’s vision of “changing lives for the common good” through the university’s employees. We strive to recruit, hire, and retain faculty and staff who embody the values of excellence, respect, responsibility, and service. In doing so, we are building a community which is preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership.

Additionally, the Office of Human Resources is committed to the growth and well-being of all university employees. This is accomplished through the functions of employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits, and professional development.Our office is open 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Please feel free to stop by, or contact us at humres@emporia.edu or (620) 341-5379 if you don’t find what you need on our website, or if you have questions about employment at ESU.

News:

Stingers Up Award

Emporia State University has partnered with Voya to present the first annual Stingers Up Award which includes a $1,500 cash prize to benefit the employees of the winning department.This award is designed to recognize a single department that exemplifies the University’s values of excellence, respect, responsibility, and service. Students and community members may nominate any department, and employees may nominate any department other than their own. Nominations are submitted electronically through https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/StingersUp2017, and will be accepted through December 5. The award will be presented by December 22. For more information, see the full email in our "Past Communication" section below.

 

ESU Holiday Schedule

ESU Offices will be closed November 23rd and 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. They will also be closed December 22nd at noon, reopening on January 2nd. Employees may use vacation leave, or take leave without pay for regularly scheduled work days occurring between December 26-31.

 

HealthQuest Rewards

Make sure you have your HealthQuest Rewards points by logging into the HealthQuest Portal! If this is your first time logging in this year, you (and your spouse, if participating) will need to create a new username and password.  Your state ID number will be required, and that can be found on your pay stub, or you can contact HR for assistance.  After the account is created, you can earn points toward the $480 discount on your 2018 premiums (deadline December 31, 2017), as well as an additional $500 in your HSA/HRA (for those on plan C; deadline November 9, 2017*.  Learn more about HealthQuest here, or check out the HealthQuest FAQ.

*Note: Claims data is now used to report the Annual Wellness Exam, Annual Eye Exam, and the two Annual Dental Exams. Claims processing can take up to 21 days (according to BCBS Customer Service). This does not include the time it takes the doctor’s office to file the claim, nor for the data to be sent to and uploaded into HealthQuest. The State Employee Health Plan will not specify the date by which exams must be completed in order to count for the HSA/HRA employer contribution, only that the points need to be posted to the system by 11/9/17. Based upon this information, it is a good idea to make sure your appointments are scheduled at least a month prior to the 11/9/17 deadline.

 

Tuition Assistance/Waiver

Dependent and spouse Tuition Waiver applications are due by the 10th day of the enrolled class for the Spring 2018 semester. The student must be enrolled in at least one class prior to starting the application, and the E# for the employee and student will also be required.

Employee Tuition Assistance applications for the Spring 2018 semester are due Friday, December 29th by 5pm.  The employee must be enrolled in at least one class prior to starting the application. 

The applications, guidelines, and more information can be found under the Current Employees > Tuition Assistance tab near the top of this page. We regret that we will be unable to accept late applications.

 

Past Communication

Stay up-to-date with information from Human Resources.  Below are the recent emails that have been sent to employees.

Stingers Up Award - For an Outstanding Department

An award for an ESU department ($1,500 prize)

Emporia State University has partnered with Voya to present the first annual Stingers Up Award

Thu, November 16     last week

Hello Hornet Nation!

Emporia State University has partnered with Voya to present the first annual Stingers Up Award which includes a $1,500 cash prize to benefit the employees of the winning department. The Stingers Up Award is designed to recognize a single department that exemplifies the University’s values of excellence, respect, responsibility, and service.

 

Nominations

Students and community members may nominate any department, and employees may nominate any department other than their own. Nominations are submitted electronically through https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/StingersUp2017, and will be accepted through December 5.

The selection committee will determine the winning department based upon the department’s demonstration of excellence, respect, service, and responsibility as described in the nomination.

 

Award Distribution Process

The award will be presented by December 22. As the award sponsor, Voya will assist in presenting the $1,500 prize to the winning department, and the winning department will be highlighted on the ESU Website.

The department receiving the award will have a meeting with all departmental staff to receive input regarding:

  • How the funds will be spent
  • In a way that benefits all of the employees in that department (to the extent possible)
  • Within University and state policies and procedures

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Cash distribution (taxable) to employees
  • An event such as a party which department employees are able to attend
  • Equipment or supplies that would be useful/helpful to all of the departmental employees.

The department chair/director will make the final decision.  The Business Office will review the decision to ensure it is within University and state policies and procedures.

 

Stingers Up!

From the Office of Human Resources

 

 

 

 

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ESU Holiday Memo

Thanksgiving and Winter Break Schedule

Dear Hornet Nation, Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017, have been designated as the official state holidays

Wed, November 8     2 weeks ago

November 8, 2017

 

Dear Hornet Nation,

 

Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017, have been designated as the official state holidays for Thanksgiving. Monday, December 25, 2017 has been designated as the official state holiday for Christmas and Monday, January 1, 2018, has been designated as the official state New Year’s holiday.   ESU employees will also have the afternoon of December 22 off (with pay), meaning the campus will close at 12:00 noon on FRIDAY, December 22, 2017, except for those operations that run 24 hours/7 days.  Payroll will send an email to the payroll designees addressing the recording of time and leave for the hours after 12:00 noon on December 22.

 

Campus will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2017. During this winter break, offices and buildings will be closed to the public and heating to the buildings will be reduced as part of our energy savings initiative.  If you have received approval from your supervisor to work or enter a building during this time, please notify Police and Safety at 5337 when you arrive and as you leave, for purposes of security and safety.

 

During the closure, University Facilities will complete key projects across campus. Annual testing of life safety devices (e.g. fire alarms, emergency lights) will occur during the week of December 25. These alarms are excessively loud and disruptive and there will be no warnings when they occur. Team cleaning will occur in corridors and classrooms across campus, so please be aware of these areas and avoid these locations. There are also several construction projects occurring across campus, so please plan to avoid these locations as well.

 

IT will perform systems maintenance over the Winter Break, including the week that the campus is closed. This includes our bi-annual lab and classroom maintenance. A complete listing of IT’s winter break maintenance will be available on the IT website in the near future: www.emporia.edu/IT.

 

Wishing you happy holidays and safe travels,

 

 

Allison D. Garrett

President

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HealthQuest deadlines, credit ideas, webinar

Clarification of HealthQuest deadlines

We’re halfway through our Active Health Benefits Open Enrollment Period! As you prepare for Plan Year 2018...

Mon, October 16     last month

HealthQuest Clarification and Ideas for Credits

 

We’re halfway through our Active Health Benefits Open Enrollment Period! As you prepare for Plan Year 2018, as well as finishing up incentives for the 2017 HSA/HRA employer contributions, we wanted to clarify a couple of key deadlines for the incentives (Please feel free to delete this email if you are not interested in the incentive program, or if you have already completed the incentives in 2017).

 

2018 Premium Incentive Discount = 40 credits. The deadline for completing the incentive steps to receive the premium discount is December 31, 2017. Please note:

  • If you are on Plan A, or are on Plan C, but only want the discount and do not care about the employer HSA/HRA contributions, the State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) has given you until 12/31/2017 to earn and report your 40 points.
  • We would recommend completing these credits by December 10, 20017 to give HealthQuest and the SEHP plenty of time to process the premium incentive in time for the first paycheck of  Plan Year (PY) 2018.
  • If you cover your spouse on our health plan, your spouse will need to earn 40 credits in order to receive the full premium incentive discount for PY 2018.

 

HSA/HRA Employer Contributions = $10 per credit up to $500 (50 credits) Credits must be posted on the HealthQuest website no later than November 9, 2018. This does not mean that you have until 11/09/17 to earn points, but rather, that points have to be credited to the HealthQuest system by 11/09/2017. Act now to get those points!

  • The SEHP will process credits posted to their system by November 9th in order to get the extra employer get HSA/HRA contributions processed by the end of PY 2017. They have not given us an exact deadline by which points have to be earned, but we have been advised that any points not posted in their system by November 9 will not be credited.
  • As with the premium discount, if you cover your spouse on our health plan, your spouse will need to earn 50 credits in order to receive the full employer HSA/HRA incentive contribution for PY 2017.

 

For more information on how the SEHP handles processing of the incentives, please see our website: https://www.emporia.edu/humres/

 

How to check your credits

To see how many credits you have earned so far, go to https://kansashealthquest.cernerwellness.com and sign in to your account. In the “Earn Your 2017 Credits” box (the one with the green progress bars), click on “Details,” then scroll down to see what you have earned so far. The total will be at the very bottom. 40 points earns the discount, and 50 is the full $500 HSA/HRA contributions. If you cover a spouse, have your spouse check his or her points, also. As a reminder, any points not credited in the system by 11/09/2017 will not earn an HSA/HRA employer deposit.

 

Ideas for Quick Credits

  • EAP Webinars – see http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/eapwebinars.htm to sign up for webinars.
  • Wellness Workshops – Look in the “Add” box after signing in to the HealthQuest site. Note the Duration at the bottom. Some workshops are multiple weeks long. Make sure you pick ones you can complete in time!
  • Please note: In order to receive the credit for registering with Castlight Health, you must use Castlight to perform a search.

 

Plan Year 2018 HealthQuest Rewards Program Webinars

The State Employee Health Plan is offering webinars that provide an overview of the Plan Year 2018 HealthQuest Rewards Program. During these webinars, the SEHP will be covering the 2018 HealthQuest Rewards Program Incentives, Deadlines, and Activities (both existing and new for 2018).  Click on the registration link and select the date and time from the drop-down box that is convenient for you.

  • Mon, Oct 16, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT – Join us in Visser Hall, Room 118 to watch or register to watch on your own
  • Thu, Oct 19, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT – Join us in the WAW Library Electronic Classroom to watch or register to watch on your own
  • Tue, Oct 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT – Join us in Visser Hall, Room 118 to watch or register to watch on your own
  • Thu, Oct 26, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT – Register to watch on your own
  • Fri, Oct 27, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT – Register to watch on your own

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/529592255800234755

For further assistance with the HealthQuest website or registering for activities, there is a 24/7 customer assistance line you can call: 1-888-275-1205. Additionally, questions, comments, and feedback about the webinar can be sent to kdhe.benefits@ks.gov

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Open Enrollment SEHP Presentation Webinar & Enrollment Assistance

Open Enrollment Webinar and Enrollment Assistance

If you have not had the opportunity to research the new plans and changes for 2018...

Mon, October 16     last month

2018 Open Enrollment Presentation

Group Health Insurance

Enroll Early, Enroll Often!
Please notify employees in your area who do not regularly check email.

If you have not had the opportunity to research the new plans and changes for 2018, but were unable to make it to the live State Employee Health Plan presentation last Thursday, you can still Register to view the webinar online, or, you can join us in Visser Hall, Room 118, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17th, at 2:30 p.m. to view it on the big screen along with fellow employees and spouses.

Alternatively, the slides for the presentation can be viewed here.

Remember, Active Enrollment is required for 2018. This means that if you currently have medical coverage with the State Employee Health Plan, and do not access the portal to make your Open Enrollment elections for 2018 during the month of October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2018.

Enrollment Assistance: Work Sessions for Eligible Faculty, Unclassified Professional And University Support Staff Employees

 

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources will again offer a step by step walk through in a group setting to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library’s Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration required. However, please be aware that the sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be working in an electronic classroom and assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

DATE

DAY

TIME

LOCATION

10/17/17

TUES

9:00 AM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

10/19/17

THURS

1:00 PM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

10/31/17

TUES

10:00 AM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

Don’t wait until the last minute to enroll. Enroll early! Enrolling early will prevent you from forgetting to enroll and being defaulted into a plan you do not want. If you wait until the last minute, it is possible that you could get timed out during your enrollment, or even or have trouble getting in to the site due to server overload.

To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php to enroll for 2018. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

 

 

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UPDATED: Reminders of Upcoming Events

Upcoming Open Enrollment Events

There is a lot going on this month with employee benefits! To assist you in your scheduling...

Wed, October 11     last month

2018 Open Enrollment Event Schedule

Enroll Early, Enroll Often!
Please notify employees in your area who do not regularly check email.

There is a lot going on this month with employee benefits! To assist you in your scheduling, following is a list of reminders of current and upcoming events. We have also created a calendar at https://www.emporia.edu/humres/ to give you a bird’s eye view.  

Today, October 11, 2017

8:00 am to 12:45 pm - The last on-campus Biometric Screening for 2017 in being held this morning in the Ballroom in the Memorial Union. They are taking walk-ins, so even if you did not make an appointment, they may be able to work you in.

2:30 pm - Enrollment Help Session – WAW Library Electronic Classroom

Tomorrow, October 12, 2017:

8:30 am - Vendor Fair begins, Memorial Union, Webb II

9:30 am – State Employee Health Plan 2018 Presentation, LIVE in the Memorial Union’s Webb Hall I. This is an opportunity for live Q & A with an SEHP representative.

1:30 pm - Repeat of State Employee Health Plan 2018 Presentation, LIVE in the Memorial Union’s Webb Hall I.  This is an opportunity for live Q & A with an SEHP representative.

3:30 pm - Vendor Fair ends

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

9:00 am – Enrollment Help Session – WAW Library Electronic Classroom

NEW! 2:30 pm – State Employee Health Plan 2018 Presentation webinar, shown in Visser Hall, Room 118, or you can Register to watch it online.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

11:00 am – Optum HSA Webinar Register now.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1:00 pm – Enrollment Help Session – WAW Library Electronic Classroom

2:00 pm - HealthQuest Rewards Program Webinar – WAW Library Electronic Classroom

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

10:00 am - HealthQuest Rewards Program Webinar – Visser Hall, Room 118

Thursday, October 26, 2017

1:00 pm – HealthQuest Rewards Program Webinar, online. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/529592255800234755

Friday, October 27, 2017

1:00 pm – HealthQuest Rewards Program Webinar, online. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/529592255800234755

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

10:00 am – Enrollment Help Session – WAW Library Electronic Classroom

 

For more information about Open Enrollment, visit our ESU Open Enrollment webpage at https://www.emporia.edu/humres/open-enrollment.html

For KPERS Optional Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment, visit https://www.kpers.org/active/kbor.html#optional, where you will find links to the paper application and rate sheets.  

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KPERS Optional Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment

Optional Life Insurance

For all benefits eligible employees, (including those in the Kansas Board of Regents retirement plan, as well as those in the KPERS retirement plan...

Wed, October 11     last month

Please share with employees who do not regularly check email.

 

Don’t Forget!
Open Enrollment Ends October 31

 

Extra protection for your family

For all benefits eligible employees, (including those in the Kansas Board of Regents retirement plan, as well as those in the KPERS retirement plan), Emporia State University offers Optional Life Insurance - additional coverage beyond the employer paid basic life insurance of 1.5 times annual salary.


You decide how much you need and pay your premiums through
payroll deduction. You can apply for guaranteed issue coverage during the month of October.

 

Learn more about KPERS Optional Life Insurance Open Enrollment

 

VIDEO                                                         HANDOUT

 

Guaranteed coverage

Open enrollment ends October 31. Most members can get guaranteed coverage during open enrollment. You don’t need to do anything if you are happy with your current coverage.

 

Who’s Covered

Coverage

Options

Guaranteed Coverage* (during open enrollment)

Member

In $5,000 increments,
up to plan max $400,000

Increase up to $50,000
without health questions

(to $250,000 guaranteed max)

Spouse

In $5,000 increments,
up to plan max $100,000

Up to $25,000
no health questions

(to $25,000 guaranteed max)

Child

$10,000 or $20,000

$10,000 or $20,000
no health questions

Coverage starts January 1, 2018.

 

How much do you need?

Calculating how much life insurance you need to protect your loved
ones doesn’t have to be hard. Check out our tool to help you find the right amount. Life Insurance Needs Estimator

 

Rate Sheets: Employee | Spouse | Child Coverage

 

How to apply

Download enrollment form

 

Questions?

Contact The Standard with questions.

·         Toll-free 1-844-289-2306

·         Email kpersadmin@standard.com

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Attend the 2018 Open Enrollment Presentation on 10/12/17 in Webb Hall

Open Enrollment Presentation

This will be an opportunity for live Q & A with a SEHP representative! Vendors will also be available...

Tue, October 10     last month

2018 Open Enrollment Presentation

Group Health Insurance

October 12, 2017

Enroll Early, Enroll Often!
Please notify employees in your area who do not regularly check email.

The State Employee Health Plan will be giving a live Open Enrollment Presentation on October 12th at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m.  in Webb Hall 1 on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Union.

This will be an opportunity for live Q & A with a SEHP representative! Vendors will also be available at our Vendor Fair set up in the adjacent Webb Hall 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Do you want Group Health Insurance for 2018? Don’t wait until the last minute! Enroll early! Enrolling early will prevent you from forgetting to enroll and being defaulted into a plan you do not want. If you wait until the last minute, it is possible that you could get timed out during your enrollment, or even or have trouble getting in to the site due to server overload.

Active Enrollment is required for 2018. This means that if you currently have medical coverage with the State Employee Health Plan, and do not access the portal to make your Open Enrollment elections for 2018 during the month of October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2018.

To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php to enroll for 2018. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

There are three new plan designs for 2018, so you will have five options to consider. Check out our ESU Open Enrollment informational web page at https://www.emporia.edu/humres/open-enrollment.html.

In addition to Plans A and C, Plans J, N and Q are now being offered. To learn details about the new plans and review your options, you can do any or all of the following:

  • Review the 2018 Open Enrollment booklet - http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/download/SEHP2018ActiveNonStateBook.pdf
  • Attend the live 2018 SEHP Open Enrollment Presentation on October 12th at either 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  in Webb Hall 1 on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Union. This will be an opportunity for live Q & A with a SEHP representative! (Vendors will also be available at our Vendor Fair set up in the adjacent Webb Hall 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Sign up for a webinar. For employees who cannot attend the on-campus presentation, webinars have been scheduled to discuss details and changes the state's benefits for the 2018 calendar year.  The slides for the presentation can be viewed here.
    • Thursday October 12th at 2:00 pm - Register
    • Tuesday, October 17th at 2:30 pm - Register

 

Enrollment Assistance: Work Sessions for Eligible Faculty, Unclassified Professional And University Support Staff Employees

 

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources will again offer a step by step walk through in a group setting to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library’s Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration required. However, please be aware that the sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be working in an electronic classroom and assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

DATE

DAY

TIME

LOCATION

10/11/17

WED

2:30 PM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

10/17/17

TUES

9:00 AM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

10/19/17

THURS

1:00 PM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

10/31/17

TUES

10:00 AM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

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MetLife Supplemental Insurance Open Enrollment

New Benefit: MetLife

Have you ever wondered, “If I have an accident, end up in the hospital, or get cancer, how will I pay my mortgage, car payment and utilities?”

Fri, October 6     last month

MetLife Group Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits

 

  • Accident
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • Critical Illness

 

Have you ever wondered, “If I have an accident, end up in the hospital, or get cancer, how will I pay my mortgage, car payment and utilities?”

To help you be more financially prepared in the event of an accident, hospitalization and/or critical illness, the State of Kansas provides is providing you the opportunity to enroll for Accident, Hospital Indemnity and/or Critical Illness insurance. Your enrollment in any of these plans is guaranteed, meaning there are no medical questions to answer. You also receive a lump sum payment to help cover the costs that result from a covered accident, hospitalization and/or critical illness, separate from any group health insurance coverage.  The payment is made directly to you, so it is your choice how to use the money. 

These coverages can help you take care of out-of-pocket expenses including, but not limited to:

  • Household bills like mortgage, car payments, utilities and extended childcare
  • Insurance deductibles
  • Prescription copays
  • Out-of-network doctor visits and medical services
  • Physical, occupational or alternative therapy
  • Transportation expenses

These great benefits available to you through MetLife are intended to be an easy and cost effective way to protect your income and savings while complementing your existing health benefits. This coverage is optional. For more information, please see: https://www.metlife.com/stateofks/

You can view the plan summaries and slide show at http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/met_life.htm

Questions? Call 1-800-GET MET8 (1-800-438-6388) Monday-Friday, 7am – 7pm

You can to enroll during Open Enrollment through the Membership Administration Portal at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php.

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REMINDER: Biometric Screenings 10/10/17 and 10/11/17

Biometric Screenings for HealthQuest

If you have not gotten in for a Biometric Screening but want to do so, this is you final opportunity for 2017.

Fri, October 6     last month

If you have not gotten in for a Biometric Screening but want to do so, this is you final opportunity for 2017. Remember, this is a way to earn credits for the HealthQuest premium discount and for folks on Plan C, HealthQuest HSA contributions.

 

Our final, on-campus Biometric Screenings will be held on Tuesday, October 10, and on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the Memorial Union Ballroom from 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. All appointment slots are full for the 10th,  but there are currently still a few slots available between 10:45 and 12:45 on the 11th. They will also take walk-ins as they can. To sign up, log into your HealthQuest account  at https://kansashealthquest.cernerwellness.com or call 888-275-1205. The toll free Customer Service line is available 24/7.  Sign up closes 3 days prior to the screening date.

 

If you set up an appointment but cannot remember your time, please call 888-275-1205.

 

For best results, fast for a minimum of 9 hours prior to your appointment.  Water, tea and black coffee (no cream or sugar) are okay.  Take medications as usual also. Please drink LOTS of water before your screening and wash your hands with hot soapy water, do not apply anything to your hands prior to your biometric screening.

 

Who is Eligible to Participate?

 

  • Benefits eligible employees and covered spouses who are enrolled in the State Employee Health Plan or who have waived coverage in the plan
  • Retirees and spouses who are enrolled in the state employee health plan
  • Couples on plan C (Employees and Spouses)

For more information about HealthQuest, please see https://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/health-quest.html

 

Upcoming Health Quest Webinars

  • Friday, October 6th at 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 11th at 1:00 pm
  • Monday, October 16th at 1:00 pm - ESU Live Showing in Visser Hall, Room 118
  • Thursday, October 19th at 2:00 pm  – ESU Live Showing in WAW Library Electronic Classroom, 209E
  • Tuesday, October 24th at 10:00 am - ESU Live Showing in Visser Hall, Room 118
  • Thursday, October 26th at 1:00 pm
  • Friday, October 27th at 1:00 pm

 

These webinars will provide information about the 2018 HealthQuest Rewards Program. Topics include incentives, deadlines, and new and existing activities. Click here to register for any of the HealthQuest webinars. There is no need to register if attending one of the ESU Live Showings.  An HR representative will be at the ESU Live Showings to respond to any questions.

 

As always, please let me know if you have any questions, or if I can be of further assistance.

 

Gretchen Mitchell

Benefits Coordinator

Emporia State University

1 Kellogg Circle, Campus Bx 4044

Emporia, KS 66801

Ph. 620-341-5176

Gmitche2@emporia.edu

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ACTION REQUIRED: Enroll Early, Enroll Often! Open Enrollment 2018 is here!

2018 Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Do you want Group Health Insurance for 2018? Don’t wait until the last minute! Enroll early! Enrolling early will...

Tue, October 3     last month

Enroll Now for 2018 Group Health Insurance

October is Open Enrollment Month

Enroll Early, Enroll Often!
Please notify employees in your area who do not regularly check email.

Do you want Group Health Insurance for 2018? Don’t wait until the last minute! Enroll early! Enrolling early will prevent you from forgetting to enroll and being defaulted into a plan you do not want. If you wait until the last minute, it is possible that you could get timed out during your enrollment, or even or have trouble getting in to the site due to server overload.

Yes, it is time once again to elect group health insurance coverage to begin January 1, 2018. Active Enrollment is required for 2018. This means that if you currently have medical coverage with the State Employee Health Plan, and do not access the portal to make your Open Enrollment elections for 2018 during the month of October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2018.

To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php to enroll for 2018. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

There are three new plan designs for 2018, so you will have five options to consider. Check out our ESU Open Enrollment informational web page at https://www.emporia.edu/humres/open-enrollment.html.

In addition to Plans A and C, Plans J, N and Q are now being offered. To learn details about the new plans and review your options, you can do any or all of the following:

  • Review the 2018 Open Enrollment booklet - http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/download/SEHP2018ActiveNonStateBook.pdf
  • Attend the live 2018 SEHP Open Enrollment Presentation on October 12th at either 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  in Webb Hall 1 on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Union. This will be an opportunity for live Q & A with a SEHP representative! (Vendors will also be available at our Vendor Fair set up in the adjacent Webb Hall 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) If you can’t make it to the live presentation, you can still sign up to view an online 2018 SEHP Open Enrollment Presentation webinar. To sign up, click the link below for the webinar date and time that you want.

DATE

DAY

TIME

REGISTER AT

10/9/17

MON

9:30 AM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3901500847251060225

10/9/17

MON

1:30 PM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3901500847251060225

10/10/17

TUES

10:00 AM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3901500847251060225

10/10/17

TUES    

2:30 PM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4795309241951824387

10/12/17

THURS  

2:00 PM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3901500847251060225

10/17/17

TUES

2:30 PM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4795309241951824387

Sound will be broadcast over the internet so your computer will need to be equipped with speakers to hear the broadcast. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You will also receive an email 1 hour before the broadcast with the information needed to join the webinar.

 

Enrollment Assistance: Work Sessions for Eligible Faculty, Unclassified Professional And University Support Staff Employees

 

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources will again offer a step by step walk through in a group setting to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library’s Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration required. However, please be aware that the sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be working in an electronic classroom and assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

DATE

DAY

TIME

LOCATION

10/4/17

WED

2:30 PM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

10/11/17

WED

2:30 PM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

10/17/17

TUES

9:00 AM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

10/19/17

THURS

1:00 PM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

10/31/17

TUES

10:00 AM

WAW Library Electronic Classroom, Room 209E

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