Health Care

Medical plans, prescription, dental, and vision coverage vary based on your employee group.​

The State System enrolls a​ll permanent employees in employer-paid life insurance.  Additional life, accident, and long term disability insurances are available for purchase through payroll deductions.

All permanent full-time and part-time employees are required to enroll in a group retirement plan.  These plans have fixed contribution rates which cannot be increased or decreased.  For employees who wish to contribute more or for employees who are not eligible for the group retirement plan, two additional, voluntary retirement plans are available for enrollment to all employees upon their date of hire.  There are no employer contributions for the voluntary plans.

Prospective Retirees

When you are getting ready to retire, there are many important factors to consider. ​This section includes information about the process and steps you need to follow to ensure that you have a smooth transition to retirement.


Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) governed by the IRS Code, allow employees to have income withheld from their paychecks before taxes for eventual re​imbursement of certain medical and dependent care expenses.

Life Events

Major life events – such as birth or adoption of a child, marriage, or divorce – enable you to make changes to your health care plans and add ​or drop eligible dependents from coverage.

Leave/Time Off

​Eligible State System employees are compensated with paid time off. Review the information in this section or your applicable collective bargaining agreement for further detail and entitlement.

Employee Assistance Program (SEAP)

Whether you want to talk about an issue, seek counseling, find legal resources, or get advice about a financial concern, SEAP is a free confidential program to all State System employees; this includes everyone who lives in your house, as well as your parents, adult children, and siblings regardless of where they live.

Charitable Giving (SECA)

​SECA was established in 1​977 as the only charitable campaign allowed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in its offices statewide. It allo​ws​ you to conveniently set up a donation to charities of your choice through payroll contributions in the upcoming year.​