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Kansas State University

Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
785-532-6277
785-532-6095 (fax)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CST)
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Human Resources Newsletter

May 16, 2008

Topics included in this issue:

HR Staff Changes

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Harvey has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Benefits Administration effective May 5, 2008. She can be reached by email at indiana@ksu.edu or by phone at (785) 532-1870. Please help us welcome Stephanie in her new roll at the Division of Human Resources.

HRIS Security Access

For those who no longer need access to HRIS, please submit a HRIS Access Form with the action "Delete" selected. The form may be accessed at: http://www.k-state.edu/hr/forms/itaccessforms.html

Deleting Browser Cache Files

How long has it been since you cleared your browser (Internet Explorer) cache files? Instructions can be found under Basic HRIS Information on the following web page: http://www.ksu.edu/hr/hris/hris_manuals.html

GTA/GRA Health Insurance - 2008 Summer Semester

As you hire or reappoint graduate teaching assistants and/or graduate research assistants for the 2008 Summer semester, please advise each student about the available GTA/GRA health insurance plan. Persons appointed at least .5 FTE for the summer as a graduate teaching assistant or graduate research assistant are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. The coverage period will be June 1, 2008 through July 31, 2008. The open enrollment period will be June 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008.

A brochure describing the plan provisions and an enrollment form (including premium rates) are available on the Division of Human Resources web site at: www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/gta.html, or at 103 Edwards Hall. Applications or renewal forms along with payments need to be returned to 103 Edwards Hall for processing.

NOTE: Please remind anyone enrolling for the GTA/GRA health insurance plan that there will be a slight delay in transmitting the premium payment and enrollment form to Student Resources inasmuch as the Division of Human Resources is required to verify their appointment and participation eligibility prior to sending the documents to Student Resources.

* * WITHOUT A GTA/GRA 2008 SUMMER APPOINTMENT * * Anyone currently enrolled in the GTA/GRA health insurance plan and who are NOT reappointed to a .5 FTE or greater GTA/GRA position during the 2008 Summer semester, may continue with the health insurance plan by completing a Continuation Insurance Enrollment Card and submitting it directly to Student Resources. Please note that there is NO employer contribution for this type of enrollment. The Continuation Insurance Enrollment Card must be submitted to Student Resources within 60 days of the last date of coverage. The Continuation Insurance Enrollment Card is available at the KSU Division of Human Resources, 103 Edwards Hall.

A reminder that the employer premium rate for the GTA/GRA health insurance plan for the 2008 Summer semester is $124.00. This premium will not be charged to the department until the beginning of FY09. Questions should be addressed to the Division of Human Resources at (785) 532-6277.

Questions concerning the plan and its provisions should be directed to Student Resources Kansas Customer Service at 1-888-344-6104.

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