EKU Update HomeA Newsletter for Eastern Kentucky University Faculty & Staff
Volume 4 • Number 14
March 24, 2003
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By Gary Barksdale

In addition to April showers, the month also brings EKU's annual open enrollment period for benefits.

Each full-time employee will be asked to review his/her current benefits elections. During this open period employees may elect to add additional benefits such as dental, increase life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment and long-term disability. An increase in life and long-term disability may require medical underwriting.

Other optional benefits include long-term care and critical care insurance.

"With some changes in employee health contributions it is anticipated that employees may be interested in changing their health plan," stated Tarena Tyree, benefits coordinator.

Even though the entire month of April is considered open enrollment a specific period for a ?benefits fair? will be conducted April 15-17. The fair will be held primarily in the Keen Johnson Ballroom, although other sites will be available as needed.

Representatives from each of the major benefit providers will be available to answer questions and to assist with benefit enrollment.

Benefits booklets with enrollment information will be mailed to each eligible employee through campus mail in the near future.

Questions regarding the open enrollment process should be addressed to Human Resources.