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Employee Benefits

Welcome to the Columbus State site for employee benefits. The college offers full-time employees a number of plan options for consideration. We want to be sure that all of the information is available to make informed decisions about your benefit choices. Please take the time and review all the benefits that are available to you as a Columbus State employee.

Open Enrollment Presentation 2018-19

Click here to view the current plan year monthly rates. To view the College's Benefits Brochure, click here.

Frequently Requested Forms

New Hire Benefits Packet

Combined Health Enrollment Form (Health, Dental, Vision)
Working Spouse Premium Affidavit (REQUIRED)
FSA Enrollment Form (REQUIRED)
HSA Form

Medical

 
 + High Deductible Health Plan ("HSA Plan")

You have the choice of three medical plans to choose from. This plan is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) eligible for a Health Savings Account (HSA). An HSA allows you to set aside pre-taxed money into a bank account owned by you to pay for medical expenses. Columbus State contributes $1,000 for single coverage and $2,000 for family coverage into your HSA.

Plan Name: HDHP/HSA Plan
Coverage Period: College Fiscal Year
Group Number: 708233
Carrier: UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare Customer Service
Phone: 866-633-2446
URL: https://www.myuhc.com/member/prewelcome.do

Financial Institution for Columbus State HSA Accounts
If you enroll in the HDHP, you will need to open an account with Optum Bank in order to receive the College's HSA contributions.
URL: https://www.optumbank.com/

Optum Bank Brochure
Optum Bank User Guide
Optum Rollover or Transfer Request Form

Plan Documents
HIPAA Special Enrollment Notice
Medicare Notice
UHC Preventive Care Information
Working Spouse Premium Affidavit
HSA Form
HSA Plan Benefit Summary: Employee Only 
HSA Plan Benefit Summary: Employee Plus Family

 
 + Preferred Provider Plan Overview ("Core Plan")

Plan Name: PPO Plan
Coverage Period: College Fiscal Year
Group Number: 708233
Carrier: UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare Customer Service
Phone: 866-633-2446
URL: https://www.myuhc.com/member/prewelcome.do

Plan Documents
HIPAA Special Enrollment Notice
Medicare Notice
UHC PPO Plan SPD
UHC Preventive Care Information
Working Spouse Premium Affidavit
Core PPO Benefit Summary: CSEA, FOP, Staff, Admin
Core PPO Benefit Summary: Teamsters   

 
 + Tiered Preferred Provider Plan Overview ("Tiered Plan")

This is the newest plan that is offered by Columbus State. This plan option allows you to pay a premium that may cater to your dynamic family needs. This plan provides a tiered approach that allows coverage to be more affordable based on the amount of people enrolled on the plan.

Plan Name: Tiered PPO Plan
Coverage Period: College Fiscal Year
Group Number: 708233
Carrier: UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare Customer Service
Phone: 866-633-2446
URL: https://www.myuhc.com/member/prewelcome.do

Plan Documents
HIPAA Special Enrollment Notice
Medicare Notice
UHC PPO Plan SPD
UHC Preventive Care Information
Working Spouse Premium Affidavit    
Tiered PPO Benefit Summary

 + Dental Plan

Plan Name: Delta Dental PPO Benefits
Coverage Period: College Fiscal Year
Group Number: 0007414
Carrier: Delta Dental

Eligibility: Full-time employees regularly working at least 40 hours per week are eligible for coverage as of date of hire. Employees may enroll in dental coverage for themselves or and/or their family.

Delta Dental Customer Service
Phone: 800-524-0149
URL: www.deltadentaloh.com

Plan Documents
Dental Benefits Summary
Dental Buy-Up Benefits Summary  

 + Vision Plan

Plan Name: Vision Benefits 
Coverage Period: College Fiscal Year
Group Number: 30008366
Carrier: VSP

Employees may enroll in vision benefits for themselves and and their family.

VSP Customer Service
Phone: 800-877-7195
URL: https://vsp.com/home.html

Plan Documents
Vision Benefit Summary

Life Coverage
 + Life Insurance

Plan Name: Life/AD&D Group Insurance 
Coverage Period: College Fiscal Year
Group Number:147739
Carrier: MetLife

Columbus State provides all full-time employees with a Group Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance policy and pays the full cost of this benefit. Be sure to name a beneficiary on the MetLife Enrollment Form

Supplemental Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment option

Plan Name: Life/AD&D Supplemental Insurance
Coverage Period: College Fiscal Year
Group Number: 147739
Carrier: MetLife

Employees may purchase additional Life and AD&D Insurance for themselves and/or their family.

MetLife Customer Service
Phone: 800-638-5433
URL: https://www.metlife.com/individual/employee-benefits/group-life-insurance/index.html#overview

Plan Documents
MetLife Enrollment Form (All)
Beneficiary Form (All)
MetLife Conversion Form (Life)
MetLife Claim Form (Life)
Statement of Health Form (Life)
Waiver of Premium (Life)
Portability Form (Life)
Basic Life Certificate of Coverage - FOP (Life)
Group Life Certificate of Coverage - CSEA, ACF (Life)
Group Life Certificate of Coverage - Staff, Admin (Life)
Group Life Certificate of Coverage - Teamsters (Life)
MetLife Enrollment/Claim Form (AD&D)
Supplemental Life Certificate (Supplemental)
MetLife Grief Counseling Resources

 + Long Term Disability Insurance

Plan Name: Long Term Disability
Coverage Period: College Fiscal Year
Group Number: 147739
Carrier: MetLife

Columbus State provides all full-time employees with Long Term Disability benefits and pays the full cost of this coverage.

MetLife Customer Service
Phone: 800-638-5433
URL: https://www.metlife.com/individual/employee-benefits/group-disability/index.html

Plan Documents
MetLife Enrollment Form LTD
LTD certificate non union
LTD certificate union
Claim form Employer
Claim form Employee
Claim form Physician

 

 

Other Services
 
 + Employee Assistance Program
Plan Name: EAP 
Coverage Period: Calendar Year
Carrier: Matrix

Employees and/or their immediate family may access this free program.

Matrix Customer Service
Phone: 614-475-9500
URL: http://www.matrixpsych.com/Employee-Assistance-Programs.aspx
Password: cscc
 + Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Commuting Expenses

Plan Name: FSA 
Coverage Period (Medical/Dependent Care): College Fiscal Year
Coverage Period (Transportation): Calendar Year
Carrier: TASC

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow employees to set aside pre-taxed money to pay for health care and/or dependent care expenses. These monies are subject to the annual "use it or lose it" rule. In addition, Columbus State makes a FSA available for transportation expenses.

TASC Customer Service
Phone: 800-422-4661
Fax: 608-245-3623
E-mail: service@tasconline.com
URL: https://www1.tasconline.com/loginproxy/mytasc/index.php

Plan Documents
FSA Enrollment Form

 + Tickets at Work
 + Perks Connect

 

 
Education Benefits
 + Fee waiver for Columbus State classes

The college will waive 100% of the appropriate instructional fees for all full-time employees who take degree-credit classes. Part-time employees will receive a waiver at a percentage paid in proportion to the degree of their full-time employment. Adjunct employees’ instructional fees will be waived on a prorated basis based on the number of contact hours taught in the previous quarter. Dependents of full-time employees are eligible for 75% waiver. (Read more)

 + Tuition Reimbursement

After one year of employment, full-time employees may be reimbursed for courses at accredited institutions each fiscal year to a maximum of $6,000 for undergraduate degree and $8,000 for a graduate degree courses. Supervisor’s approval required. Contact Carmelita Boyer at x2407 to learn more and obtain the reimbursement form. (See Procedure 3-08(G) for detail process for tuition reimbursement)

Benefits Contacts

Deborah Robinson
Director
Phone: 614-287-2177 drobins5@cscc.edu

Benefit Enrollment/Eligibility Advocate:

Monessa Bradford
Program Coordinator
Phone: 614-287-2107 mbradfor@cscc.edu

Retirement – STRS, SERS, 457, and 403b and FSA Contributions:

Twila Wiley
Coordinator 
Phone: 614-287-2422 twiley4@cscc.edu

Wellness Initiative – Health Rewards:  

Nichole Bowman-Glover
Wellness Coordinator
Phone: 614-287-3989 nbowmang@cscc.edu

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