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Welcome to Benefits Administration


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,” 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.”

Employee Benefits is where employee health and welfare, retirement, years of service and leave benefits are managed.

Medical Management administers and coordinates WVU medical leave programs, such as, Medical Leaves of Absence, Catastrophic Leave, Family Medical Leave Act, Parental Leave, and Worker’s Compensation.

Employee Wellness is a program that encourages all employees to manage one’s well-being every day and offers multiple resources to enhance the health and wellness of the employees.

West Virginia University recognizes that providing competitive salaries, comprehensive health, retirement, and insurance plans; paid time-off systems; and programs and services that encourage healthy work-life balance are all important factors in an employee’s satisfaction and success.

The Benefits Administration team is a service-oriented team offering consultation and support to WVU employees. The team works with benefits-eligible employees to achieve the optimum balance to best fit employees needs and the needs of their families, whether it is a new employee signing up for benefits, an employee experiencing a life event, or an employee preparing for retirement.