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Benefits Information

Learn about the 2023 State Employee Health Plan.

State Employees

K-State's Division of Human Capital Services oversees the benefits of all state employees, including extension workers employed by the university.  The Human Capital Services: Benefits website is the hub for all state employee benefits information.

Resources for New Employees

Check out the Benefits Information for New Hires page on the Human Capital Services website!


2022 Health Insurance Information

To learn more about K-State's 2022 insurance options, visit Human Capital Services' 2022 Health Insurance webpage.

Downloadable PDF handouts/brochures for 2022 insurance options:

Health Benefits Enrollment Guide.  Plan Year 2022

Dental Benefits Summary.  January 1 - December 31, 2022

2022 Avesis Vision Plan

Quick Links for State Employees

These links will lead you to the appropriate State of Kansas or Human Capital Services benefits page for these popular topics:

Leave and HolidaysFinancial BenefitsInsurance ProgramsRetirement Information
Health Insurance InformationState Employee Health Benefits Program (SEHBP)

For more information contact:

K-State Division of Human Capital Services at (785) 532-6277 or hr@k-state.edu
or Mary Gatza in Extension Operations at (785) 532-3076 or marygatza@ksu.edu

K-State's Division of Human Capital Services oversees the benefits for all state employees, including extension workers employed by the university.  The Human Capital Services: Benefits website is the hub for all state employee benefits information.

Federal Employees

Extension faculty hired prior to July 1, 1986 have a combination of federal and State of Kansas benefits.  The Extension Operations Office provides benefits counseling for Extension faculty who have federal retirement and federal life and health insurance.

Benefits Information

2023 Federal Health Benefits Open Season Letter (pdf)


Retirement Planning Resources

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement!

Services:

The Extension Operations office offers several services to assist those with federal benefits in preparing for retirement:

  • Estimated Retirement Annuity Projections
    The Extension Operations Office can provide employees with an estimated retirement annuity projection. These projections will show the estimated gross annuity, cost of health insurance, cost of survivor benefits and net annuity for an employee.
    Please email Stacey at swarner@ksu.edu to request this service.
  • Retirement Planning Seminars (annual)
    Information regarding planning for retirement is included in the "Federal Benefit Updates"  session held during Annual Conference.
  • One-on-one Counseling
    Stacey Warner is available by appointment to meet with employees to discuss federal benefits and retirement planning.
    Please email Stacey at swarner@ksu.edu to make an appointment.

Tools:

The following PDF documents are available to help give you perspective on the federal retirement process and help you develop a plan for your retirement:

  • Pre-Retirement Checklist (pdf)
    This checklist is designed to show you the steps of the retirement process and an overview of the data/documentation involved.

  • Retirement Calendar (pdf)
    This calendar has been developed as a suggested time line for retirement planning. Individual circumstances may dictate that a different schedule be followed.


External Resources for Federal Employees
United States Office of Personnel Management.  Federal BenefitsFederal Healthcare InsuranceFederal Life InsuranceFederal Long Term Care InsuranceFederal Retirement Services 
Social Security AdministrationSSA HomepageGovernment Pension Offset Windfall Elimination Provision  
Benefit Providers: 
Federal BlueCross BlueShieldMedicareThrift Savings Plan 
Associations & News:                      

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

Federal TimesFederal Employees News Digest

FedWeek

For more information contact Stacey Warner at (785) 532-8411 or swarner@ksu.edu.

Extension faculty hired prior to July 1, 1986 have a combination of federal and State of Kansas benefits.  The Extension Operations Office provides benefits counseling for Extension faculty who have federal retirement and federal life and health insurance.

Local Unit Employees

Benefits for office professionals and program assistants are determined by the local Extension Board. Those benefits may include the following:

For more information contact Jennifer Wilson at (785) 532-5790 or jrwilson@ksu.edu.

Benefits for office professionals and program assistants are determined by the local Extension Board.

Helpful Links

K-State Employee Resources:
HRIS InstructionsLeave RequestView Pay ScheduleReport an accident/injury
External Resources:
KPERSTIAA CREFVoyaSocial Security Administration