Mark Your Calendars –2016 Benefits Open Enrollment Period

The Division of Human Resources will conduct its annual benefits Open Enrollment activities during the months of September and October. Open Enrollment and Wellness Fairs will be held at each of the eight campuses, as well the College of Podiatric Medicine and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg to kick off the annual event. Employees will have the opportunity to meet with insurance vendors, financial advisors, wellness exhibitors, and Kent State Benefits staff.

Again this year, the university has contracted with Be Well Solutions to conduct free personal health screenings for all full-time, benefits-eligible employees at each of the fairs. The health screening includes a health risk assessment, blood pressure reading, cholesterol and glucose level test, and body mass index measurement. Each health-screening participant will receive his/her biometric results on-site along with a health education briefing to explain their results. Please visit for registration instructions.

The Kent Campus fair also will include a free flu shot clinic (University Health Services), a free foot screening (College of Podiatric Medicine), a healthy food preparation demonstration (University Dining Services) and retirement and financial planning seminars. During the event, staff and students from Recreation Services will provide live fitness and exercise demonstrations. All fair participants will receive complimentary promotional items and chances to win door prizes offered by the fair exhibitors.

Eligible employees will have the opportunity to make their annual benefits elections electronically using the Banner Self-Service system. The Open Enrollment election period begins on Sunday, Oct. 11, and concludes on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Employees will have access to an online Open Enrollment booklet, and an online video tutorial. Benefits staff also will host Open Enrollment computer labs and information sessions during the two-week period.

Benefits-eligible employees will be receiving additional information to their homes and email addresses in the upcoming weeks. For questions regarding Open Enrollment, employees may call the Benefits Office at 330-672-3107 or email

POSTED: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 8:36am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 8:36am
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