The information contained on these pages is for employees and prospective employees of Wichita State University only. Employees or prospective employees of WSU Affiliates (Intercollegiate Athletics, WSU Rhatigan Student Center, and WSU Foundation) should contact the respective local agency human resource office for benefit information.
Wichita State University provide benefits eligible employees with a comprehensive health insurance package through the State of Kansas Employee Health Plan (SEHP) as part of their total compensation.
Some of these programs are inherent with the employee’s position and others are optional at the election of the employee. The composition and enrollment period for these programs change from time to time. Therefore, it is prudent for all employees to stay informed concerning the current status of these programs.
It is the employee's responsibility to make any changes to their health plans during a period of time called Open Enrollment, or if they experience a qualifying event such as birth of a child, adoption, loss/gain of coverage, etc. You have 30 days to provide documentation if you experience an event that changes the status of your health benefits.
To check your Health Insurance benefit status, or to update your information with your health insurance providers, log into:
Employees may receive discounted medical premiums by participating in the State of Kansas Health & Wellness program: HealthQuest (http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/default.htm).
In addition, the HealthyKIDS program helps eligible State employees cover the cost of the premiums for their children enrolled in the State Employee Health Plan. Eligibility for the HealthyKIDS program is based in part on family income. For more information, go to: http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/HealthyKIDS.htm.
There are 2 medical vendors for members to choose from to administer their medical benefits:
The State Employee Health Plan has several Plans to choose from:
Prescription drug insurance is included in the State Employee Health Plan (SEHP). Most major pharmacies are included within the covered network.
The State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) offers an additional benefit to address prescription drug coverage:
The Preferred Lab Benefit is completely voluntary. If you and your health care provider choose to use a lab other than those provided by either Quest Diagnostics or Stormont-Vail HealthCare you still have laboratory coverage. However, you will be responsible for any Deductible, Copayments or Coinsurance applied by the health plan.
For more information on the Preferred Lab Benefit Program, go to:
Quest Diagnostics (http://www.questdiagnostics.com/home.html) offers collection sites at various locations throughout the State of Kansas (including Wichita) and nationwide. Also, you can arrange to have specimens picked up from your doctor’s office. All it takes is a telephone call to the number on the back of your Quest ID card.
Stormont-Vail (https://www.stormontvail.org/) offers 10 locations in northeast Kansas for all State Employee Health Plan members. Lab orders from your physician are required.
PLEASE REMEMBER: You must verbally request to use your Preferred Lab Benefit.
The Preferred Lab Benefit Program does NOT cover:
If your doctor doesn’t use Quest Diagnostics, bring the lab orders from your doctor to one of the locations provided by Quest Diagnostics or Stormont-Vail to have the lab work done and receive either benefit.
Employees, spouses, and covered dependents must be enrolled in medical insurance to elect Dental coverage.
This insurance is optional and includes more than one plan choice. Employees, spouses, and covered dependents do not need to be enrolled in medical insurance to elect Vision coverage.
Insurance cards are typically mailed within 2 weeks of new enrollment or a benefits change.
You may go online to your providors website to print off cards, or call the vendor directly to request cards and to verify your mailing address.
Go to http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/FSA.htm for more information about Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).
FSA's are managed by NueSynergy (https://stateofkansas.wealthcareportal.com/Page/Home). Please register/login to your account to view details.
HSA's and HRA's are managed by Optum (https://mycdh.optum.com/). Please register/login to your account to view details.
The following are optional, supplemental health insurance coverages available for purchase. Employees can enroll in these during Open Enrollment. Please contact Human Resources for more information on these plans.
For more information regarding Aflac Coverage, go to http://www.wichita.edu/j/?6022.
Met Life will become the State of Kansas Employee Health Plan (SEHP) vendor for the following voluntary plans effective 1/1/18. The plans are for Active State Employees only.
For more information regarding MetLife Coverage, go to https://www.metlife.com/stateofks/.
Basic life insurance is provided by Wichita State University at no cost to all benefits-eligible employees. The employee automatically has coverage of 150% of the employee's annual base salary. Example: An employee with a base annual salary of $20,000 has a life insurance coverage of $30,000.
Basic Life Insurance is offered through:
The Standard Insurance Company (http://www.wichita.edu/j/?6026)
It is the employee's responsibility to complete/update and return the correct Basic Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation Form to Wichita State University's Office of Human Resources.
There are currently two optional/supplemental life insurance plan options available for purchase (Advance Insurance Co. of KS or The Standard Insurance Co.) Employees may enroll in both plans, or just one. Employee-only, spouse, or child coverage is available with both plans. These plans are detailed in the enrollment forms listed below.
Reviewed 5/15/2017 MT
Revised: 6/15/2017 SH
Revised: 01/29/18 SP