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Welcome to Employee Benefits

West Virginia University is one of the nation’s top 10 “Best Employers for Workers Over 50” for the second straight time in AARP’s biennial rankings. The University was ranked seventh overall.
“The continuing recognition by AARP demonstrates that our commitment to our employees is a core way of doing business and not a fleeting attitude,” former Vice President for Human Resources Margaret Phillips said. “It reflects the efforts that have been made to create a work environment that values all people.”

West Virginia University provides an extremely competitive benefits package to its benefits-eligible employees. The benefits, programs, and services offered are a sizable amount of an employee’s overall compensation and important factors in encouraging a healthy work-life balance at WVU.

The Employee Benefits staff provides detailed information on the benefits plans offered by the University, allowing employees to select options best suited to their needs and the needs of their covered dependents.

The annual Open Enrollment period, held in the spring of each year, provides an excellent opportunity for employees to review their benefits and make any necessary changes or adjustments.

Employees are encouraged to take time to do a Beneficiary Review annually, or following a Qualifying Life Event such as marriage or divorce.