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Human Resources Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

Emporia State University provides its employees with a variety of great benefits. Click on any benefits below to see more details.

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Medical Insurance

With two providers, and four plan options to choose from, our medical plans are sure to meet your health insurance needs. All plans cover preventative care at 100%.

Medical Insurance Information
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Dental Insurance

With our dental insurance, receive two free cleanings, and up to 80% coverage on fillings, extractions, and other basic restorative services.

Dental Insurance Information
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Vision Insurance

This benefit helps pay for the cost of frames, lenses, contacts, fittings, and more.

Vision Insurance Information
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Flexible Spending Accounts

Use our Flexible Spending Accounts to reduce your taxable income while setting aside money for health expenses not covered by insurance, or for dependent care expenses.

Flexible Spending Accounts Information
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Health Savings Account

When you combine employer contributions of up to $2,250 per year, pre-tax savings, investment options, and 100% rollover of your balance, paying for your qualified health expenses has never been easier.

Health Savings Account Information
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Faculty + Staff Clinic

Faculty and staff at Emporia State University can access ESU Health Services for minor health care needs.

Faculty + Staff Clinic
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Employee Assistance Program

Access to free, 24/7, confidential support provides you with peace of mind through all of life’s challenges. Services include counseling, legal advice, event planning, financial planning, and guidance on many more topics.

Employee Assistance Program Information
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HealthQuest Wellness Program

Our wellness program features nutrition and health management strategies and challenges to keep our employees happy and healthy. Free biometric screenings, smoking cessation programs, condition management programs, and many more opportunities are also available.

HealthQuest Wellness Program Information
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The on-campus fitness and recreation center is a great place to burn calories through group fitness classes, personal training, or your choice of activity. Employee Memberships are available at a reduced price.

Fitness Information
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Additional Health Tools

ESU provides additional tools to help employees save on prescriptions and medications, receive free advice form medical professionals, and find cost and quality information about medical service providers.

Additional Health Tools Information
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Mandatory Retirement

With the Kansas Board of Regents Retirement Plan, you will contribute 5.5% of your earnings to your tax-sheltered annuity, and ESU will contribute an amount equal to 8.5% of your earnings. Select between TIAA-CREF and Voya to find the best investment options for you.

Mandatory Retirement Information
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Voluntary Retirement

Retire on your own terms with our voluntary 403(b) plan. You decide which company you want to invest with, and whether you want to make contributions pre- or post-tax.

Voluntary Retirement Information
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Deferred Compensation

Reduce your taxes, increase your retirement streams, and take control of your earnings with our deferred compensation program. No employer match means more flexibility to borrow or cash out the investment with no penalty under age 59 ½.

Deferred Compensation Information
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Emporia State Federal Credit Union

ESFCU offers ESU employees a wide variety of financial services from online and mobile banking to competitive mortgage and consumer loan products. Join your fellow employees and get the convenience you need with the personal service you deserve.

Emporia State Federal Credit Union
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Learning Quest

Our college savings plan puts you in control, allowing you to be informed, contribute easily, and take advantage of the power of compounding assets and reduce reliance on future loans. It's a smart choice to shape your children's future and give them every opportunity they deserve.

Learning Quest Information
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STAR Program

Use the State Thanks and Recognition (STAR) discount program to save money on a variety of goods and services including restaurants, automobiles, and cell phone bills.

STAR Program Information
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Paid Time Off

With 22 days of vacation time, and 12 days of sick leave, we have you covered whether you want fun in the sun or find yourself under the weather. You’ll also have at least 8 holidays, and paid leave for parental leave, jury duty, youth mentoring, military leave, and even for donating blood.

Paid Time Off Information
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Life and Disability Insurance

Protecting you and your family in the event of disability or death, we provide long-term disability and life insurances in addition to optional group life insurance.

Life and Disability Insurance Information
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Group Long-Term Care

Optional coverage is available to help you, or a qualified family member prepare for the costs of rehabilitation care, assisted nursing, or full nursing care.

Group Long-Term Care Information
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Tuition Assistance

Receive up to 100% off tuition for you, your spouse, and your dependents while experiencing our commitment to affordable, quality education.

Tuition Assistance Information