Human Resources

Financial

Programs and services that can help employees save money.

 

125 Flexible Spending Plan

Eligible employees:  full-time or part-time (at least 30 hrs/wk) 
Effective date:  up to 30 days after starting date or during open enrollment in December 

In compliance with Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code, Muskingum has designed a flexible spending benefits plan, which allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay their contributions to selected benefit programs.  This plan reduces the amount of tax an employee pays on their income and may result in increased net pay.  This type of plan may also be referred to as a "cafeteria plan."

The 125 Plan Compensation Reduction Agreement must be completed upon hire and will be renewed automatically each year unless an employee modifies or revokes it.  Plan selections may be changed or revoked at any time due to a qualifying life event or during open enrollment each December.

Flexible Spending Accounts ("FSA")

Eligible employees:  full-time or part-time (at least 30 hrs/wk) 
Effective date:  up to 30 days after starting date or during open enrollment in December 
Employee cost:  no fees  

Employees may use a designated amount of tax exempt money to enroll in a healthcare FSA, dependent care FSA, or both.  When enrolling in an FSA, employees should estimate their anticipated expenses and designate an appropriate amount to be placed in the FSA. 

Health Care FSA:  employees may designate up to $2,750 to pay for health care expenses not covered by the University’s health, vision, or dental insurance plans.  At the end of the plan year, up to $500 will be rolled over to the new plan year without reducing the maximum allowed contribution.

Dependent Care FSA:  employees may designate up to $5,000 to pay for dependent child care or eligible parental care costs.   

The FSA Compensation Reduction Agreement must be completed upon hire to either enroll or waive participation in any FSA program.  Initial enrollment may occur upon hire or during open enrollment each December.  Employees may change their FSA selections at any time due to a qualifying life event or during open enrollment.  To continue participation during the next plan year, a new form must be completed during open enrollment each year - re-enrollment is not automatic.

Employees are responsible to know which expenses are eligible for reimbursement and to submit their own claim forms.  Participants must file any claims no later than mid-February of the following plan year; after that time, unused funds are forfeited.   

Contact Information
Wageworks, Inc.  
P. O. Box 14053  
Lexington, KY 40512 
www.wageworks.com

Claim forms should be faxed to 877-353-9236.

Tuition Remission

Eligible employees:  full-time, as qualified under the program 
Effective date:  upon hire 
Employee cost:  varies 

Subject to program limitations, Muskingum offers full tuition remission to employees, their spouses, and their dependents for traditional, undergraduate classes.  MAP and graduate courses, including summer term, are excluded from the tuition remission program. 

Tuition remission for dependents who attend Muskingum does not include room, board, or fees.  Alternatively, dependents may participate in one of the tuition exchange programs listed below, subject to the terms of each program. 

Tuition remission does not renew automatically; the employee must submit a new application each year.   

Tuition Remission Application Form

Public Service Loan Forgiveness ("PSLF")

Eligible employees:  determined by the U.S. Department of Education 
Effective date:  upon hire, subject to U.S. Department of Education program rules

The federal government offers Public Service Loan Forgiveness to individuals who qualify for and satisfy the requirements of the program.  Muskingum University is a “qualifying employer” for purposes of the PSLF program.   

Employees should review the U.S. Department of Education’s website to determine whether they may be eligible to participate in the program.  The Human Resources Office may not offer advice on the PSLF program but will complete the employer portion of the Employer Certification form for any current or former employee.

Professional Travel

Eligible employees:  all employees
Effective date:  upon hire 

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend professional meetings and training opportunities.  Subject to supervisor approval, an employee’s travel expenses may be subsidized in whole or in part by the University.  

Discounts

Employees may be asked to show their Muskingum ID card or provide their ID number to receive the discount.

The Fieldhouse

  • 300 Sunrise Center Dr., Zanesville, OH 43701
  • (740) 454-2224
  • Muskingum's corporate membership at the Fieldhouse includes a reduced membership pricing for University employees.   

Denny's

  • 10 Airport Road, Zanesville, OH 43701
  • (740) 450-8387
  • Employees who show their University ID card will receive a 10% discount on their bill.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore

  • Employees who show their University ID card will receive a 10% discount on personal purchases made at the bookstore.  

Parking

Eligible employees:  all employees 
Effective date:  upon hire 
Employee cost:  $0 

Employees are required to display a University-issued parking tag on the rearview mirror of their registered vehicle.  New employees may obtain their parking tag through the Human Resources Office.*  To replace a parking tag or update your vehicle information, please visit the University Police Department.*

*These locations are not accessible; please call HR at 740-826-8119 or University Police at 740-826-8155 for service.

Check Cashing

Eligible employees:  all employees 
Effective date:  upon hire 
Employee cost:  $0 

Employees may cash personal checks of up to $25 by visiting the cashier, located in Montgomery Hall* 126. 

*This building is not accessible; please call 740-826-8111 for service.

Notary Public

Eligible employees:  all employees 
Effective date:  upon hire 
Employee cost:  $0 

Notary services are available by visiting the Business Office, located in Montgomery Hall* 125. 

*This building is not accessible; please call 740-826-8126 for service.

Uniforms

Eligible employees:  University Police Officers and physical plant personnel
Effective date:  upon hire
Employee cost:  $0

The University provides uniforms, as needed, to University Police Officers and an annual clothing allowance to custodial, grounds, and maintenance personnel.

 

This website is for informational purposes only and contains a summary of the financial benefits and programs available to eligible employees. The information on this webpage does not create any right to participate in or utilize any identified benefit.  Muskingum University may add to, change, or revoke any portion of its benefit program at any time and in its sole discretion. 

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