Benefits Available

Please contact the Office of Human Resources for more information (502) 597-6667.

Employee Assistance Program


Contacts for Insurance Providers

Medical
Anthem BCBS
1.888.650.4047
www.anthem.com

Pharmacy
Know Your RX Coalition and Express Scripts (pharmacy benefit administrator)
Know Your RX Number: 855-218-5979
Express Scripts Number: 877-647-1519
https://www.kyrx.org/

Dental
Delta Dental of Kentucky
800.955.2030
www.deltadentalky.com

HSA
The HSA Authority
888-472-8697
www.oldnational.com/thehsaauthority

Vision
Anthem Blue View Vision
1.888.650.4047
www.anthem.com

The Group Life/ADD/STD/LTD/Accident/Critical Illness
The Hartford
800-523-2233
www.thehartford.com/employee-benefits

Flexible Spending Account
McGriff Insurance Services
800-768-4873
www.mcgriffinsurance.com

Employee Assistance Program
The Hartford
800-964-3577
www.guidanceresources.com

 

Other Benefits

Annual Leave – The University grants vacation leave with full pay to full-time, non-faculty employees. The leave policy applies to all non-academic KSU employees, however, it does not supersede the contractual obligations of any individual. The following schedule of vacation leave allowances applies to executive, administrative, managerial, and professional employees:

  • 0-5 years of continuous service: Fifteen (15) days of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
  • 6-14 years of continuous service: Twenty (20) days of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
  • 15 or more years of continuous service: Twenty-five (25) days per year of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of forty (40) days.

The following schedule of vacation leave allowances applies to clerical, service maintenance, technical and scientific employees:

  • 0-3 years of continuous service: Ten (10) days of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
  • 4-9 years of continuous service: Fifteen (15) days of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
  • 10-14 years of continuous service: Twenty (20) days per year of vacation leave with a carry-over allowance of thirty-five (35) days.
  • 15 or more years of continuous service: Twenty-five (25) days per year of vacation
  • Credit Unions
  • Holiday Pay
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Waiver Plan
    • This tuition waiver is to be used by Kentucky State University employees  and eligible dependents taking courses at Kentucky State University.  This completed form (including all required signatures) MUST be submitted to the Office of Human Resources no later than the add/change deadline for the semester of application or the application will be denied.
    • Deadline information can be found on the Academic Calendar link: Here
    • Tax Liability:  The tuition waiver program at Kentucky State University is considered an Internal Revenue Code, Section 127, Educational Assistance Program.  The value of graduate level educational assistance is excludable from the employee’s gross income up to $5,250.00 of assistance within a calendar year.  Tuition assistance exceeding $5,250.00 per calendar year is reportable in the taxable income of the employee.   KSU is responsible for withholding the proper taxes and for reporting taxable income for all employees regardless of the institution where the course is being taken.  Any tax liability incurred through participation in this program is the responsibility of the employee.  In the event an employee withdraws or drops a graduate level class, taxation is applicable to the non-refundable portion of tuition waiver.

Thinking of Retiring soon?  Visit OHR for more information

  • Teachers Retirement System Kentucky: TRS- The Teachers’ Retirement System Kentucky  (TRS) is applicable for all positions that require either certification or graduation from a four year college or university as a condition of employment. All full-time faculty and professional staff meeting the eligibility criteria are covered by TRS. Part-time employees who hold positions equal to 70% time or greater are also covered by TRS. All full-time employees and certain part-time employees are required to participate. Retirement plan selection between TRS and the ORP must be made within the first thirty (30) days of employment. If no election is made, the employee is automatically enrolled in TRS. Retirement plan selection in TRS is irrevocable.
  • Kentucky Retirement System: KERS — The Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS) is applicable for all positions that do not require certification or a 4-year college degree. Regular full-time employees must participate by law. Part-time employees who average 100 or more hours of work per month over a calendar or fiscal year must also participate.
    • KERS-H: The Kentucky Employees Retirement System – Hazardous Duty Coverage (KERS-H) is applicable for any position whose principal duties involve active law enforcement, and as approved by the Retirement System.
  • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund: TIAA-The optional retirement plan (ORP) is available to those individuals who would otherwise be required to participate in the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS). Employees may elect the ORP as an alternative to TRS, only upon initial employment. The ORP is a Defined Contribution Plan qualified under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue code and pays benefits based strictly on contributions and interest earned on those contributions. Both the employee and the University contribute a percentage of salary to the selected provider for funding the employee’s individual retirement account. An employee who has elected the ORP as his/her retirement plan may make a one time, lifetime change and elect to participate in TRS.
  • American International Group (AIG) The ORP is available to those individuals who would otherwise be required to participate in the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS). Employees may elect the ORP as an alternative to TRS, only upon initial employment. Funding Sources — The ORP is a Defined Contribution Plan qualified under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue code and pays benefits based strictly on contributions and interest earned on those contributions. Both the employee and the University contribute a percentage of salary to the selected provider for funding the employee’s individual retirement account. An employee who has elected the ORP as his/her retirement plan may make a one time, lifetime change and elect to participate in TRS.
  • United States Social Security Administration: The United States Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees’ contributions.
  • KY Deferred Compensation: Kentucky’s official supplemental retirement plan.  Kentucky Public Employees’ Deferred Compensation Authority (KDC) is authorized under the Kentucky Revised Statutes (18A.230 – 18A.275) to provide administration of tax-deferred supplemental retirement plans for all state, public school and university employees, and employees of local political subdivisions that have elected to participate.