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Welcome to Kent State University!

New Hire Orientation

Welcome to Kent State University!  We are pleased that you are joining our talented, diverse faculty and staff that number nearly 5,000 at all eight campuses.  In your new position you will be contributing to the university's mission, strategic goals, and helping to put excellence into action.

On this new hire benefit page, you will find valuable information and resources to help you make an informed decision when it comes to benefits for you and your family.

As you review your benefits information, keep in mind that there are deadlines to submit your elections. Use the "Helpful Checklist and Deadline Dates" below so that you can take full advantage of the great benefits Kent State has to offer.

The resources on the right hand side of the page can be used to assist in your decision making.  The resources under Benefits and Wellness to the left can be used to find out more about various benefits information.  Additionally, you will be invited to attend a New Hire Orientation that provides important information for our new employees which includes orientation of your available benefits.

University Benefits can be contacted at 330-672-3107 or benefits@kent.edu.  University Benefits is located in Heer Hall (across from the Ice Arena) 2nd Floor.

 

Helpful Checklist and Deadline Dates

You may select any form below to print or view.

 

Medical / Prescription / Dental / Vision Forms

Required

Due Date

Group Insurance Enrollment Form
Yes 30 days
Opt-Out Affidavit (if applicable)
Optional 30 days
Domestic Partner Affidavit and supplemental documentation (if applicable)
Optional 30 days

Flexible Spending Account for Health Care and/or Dependent Care

Required

Due Date

Flexible Spending Account Form
Optional 30 days

Life Insurance

Required

Due Date

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Enrollment Form
Yes 30 days
Voluntary Group Long-Term Disability Enrollment Form (optional)
Optional 60 days

Retirement

Required

Due Date

Retirement Plan Election Form  (OPERS/ARP)
  120 days
Retirement Plan Election Form (STRS/ARP)
  120 days