Benefits / Compensation
The Kent State University Benefits Department is located in Heer Hall (across from the Ice Arena). Should you need to contact us, call (330) 672-3107 or email

Kent State University cares about our employees and their families, that is why we offer comprehensive benefits to full-time faculty and staff members and their eligible dependents. See the list of benefits offered below, then click on any link under Benefits in the menu for more information.

  • Basic Life and Accidental Death Insurance
  • Dental
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) - IMPACT
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Medical
  • Prescription
  • Retirement (OPERS, STRS, Alternative Retirement Plans)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vision
  • Wellness


  • Deferred Compensation Programs - 457
  • Tax Deferred Annuity - 403(b)
  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
  • Voluntary Indemnity Plans
  • Voluntary Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Whole Life Insurance