Kent State University is currently offering employees the opportunity to apply for guaranteed-issue Aflac short-term disability coverage (up to $3,000) to supplement any existing benefits. That means no medical questionnaire is required*.

Short-term disability coverage is designed to provide, to persons insured, coverage for disabilities resulting from a covered accident or sickness, subject to any limitations set forth in the policy. Coverage is not provided for basic hospital, basic medical-surgical or major medical expenses.

The IRS requires that any unused amount remaining in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at the end of the reimbursement period (Jan. 1, 2015, through March 15, 2016) be forfeited. This is known as the IRS “use it or lose it” rule.

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Kent State University has improved its vision benefit coverage. Employees can now receive exams, eyeglasses or contact lenses on a calendar year basis (Jan. 1-Dec. 31).

Kent State University is currently offering employees the opportunity to obtain Guaranteed Issue permanent life insurance for yourself and your family to supplement any existing benefits.

There are several advantages to receiving your W2 electronically. 

If you were previously employed by Kent State University, the state of Ohio, or any political subdivision of the state of Ohio, your prior service time may be creditable toward your vacation entitlement* per administrative policy 6-11.7(C)(1). 

Your Kent State ID Number is a unique 9-digit number that begins with an "8." Kent State uses this number to identify all faculty, staff and students within the university. Various departments, including Payroll, Benefits and Employee and Academic Records, use this number to associate their records with you. Locate your Kent State ID Number by logging into FlashLine and selecting the profile image to access the My Profile page. For security reasons, do not share this number with anyone.

All Kent State University campuses will operate on a holiday schedule from Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. During this time, all nonessential operations will be closed at all Kent State campuses. Normal business operations will resume with the first shift on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport offers a Kent State University employee discount for overnight parking in the Airport Fast Park and Park Place lots. Sign up for rewards points and discounted parking using the link below. One card will work for both lots. Covered parking also is offered at a discounted rate for Kent State employees. Shuttle service is provided directly to your departure airline.

Yes, Kent State University provides the Employee Assistance and Work/Life program through Impact Solutions.

The IMPACT program can assist with problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, child management, marital concerns or substance abuse. It also can provide assistance for child or elder care, financial or legal matters. All resources are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. IMPACT services are confidential and provided by credentialed professionals. All faculty, staff and their family members are eligible to use IMPACT services.