Open Enrollment and Wellness Fair Schedule Announced; Flu Shot Clinic Registration Available Now

Kent State University faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Open Enrollment and Wellness Fairs coming to a campus near you! The fair is an excellent opportunity for individuals to get the information they need to make their decisions for Open Enrollment. The benefit election period for open enrollment is Oct. 11-23, 2015.

As part of this year's Open Enrollment and Wellness Fairs, free annual health screenings will be available for all full-time, benefits-eligible employees. Registration for the health screenings is required. Information on how to register for your appointment with Be Well Solutions, Kent State's wellness partner, can be found at the OneWellU website. In addition to the free health screening, a free MOVband will be provided to each employee who participates in the health screenings for the first time. For those employees that participated last year, a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card in the amount of $25 will be given.

Also, each fair will include a free flu shot clinic. University Health Services will be providing employees with the opportunity to receive a flu vaccination. Employees must complete the flu shot registration in order to receive their flu shot at the fair. Employees covered on the university’s insurance plans will be able to receive the flu vaccine at no additional charge; otherwise the charge will be $30.

Open Enrollment and Wellness Fairs will take place on all Kent State campuses, and employees are free to attend the fair that is most convenient for them in terms of time and location. For a complete list of dates and times, please visit the Open Enrollment and Wellness Fairs website.

During the fair, employees will be able to meet with representatives from the university's various benefits providers for 2016, find out more about the voluntary insurance options available to employees and learn more about the numerous wellness resources offered at the university. In addition, employees may attend one of the “Supplemental Retirement Planning” sessions. A financial advisor will provide an overview of Kent State’s Traditional and Roth 403(b) and 457 plans, which allow employees to make contributions on a pre-tax or after-tax basis. These sessions are scheduled at 10 a.m. on each of the Regional Campuses. At the Kent Campus fair, sessions will be held at noon and 1 p.m. There also will be opportunities to win prizes.

Questions regarding open enrollment or your benefit choices should be directed to the Benefits Office at 330-672-3107 or

POSTED: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 8:59am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 9:01am
Human Resources