Northern Kentucky University offers employees comprehensive benefits including health coverage, life insurance, retirement plans and tuition waiver. Northern Kentucky University uses employee classifications (Staff, Faculty, Regular, Contract) and full-time equivalency (FTE) to determine benefits eligibility. For more information please contact Human Resources.


2019 Annual Enrollment

What's changing?

What isn't changing?

  • Benefits for medical and short term disability
  • Benefits or cost for all other benefits
  • Benefit partners/resources

Dates to remember:

  • Annual Enrollment portal is open in from noon on October 25th to midnight on November 11th (the portal will be closed on October 30th from 6am to noon for payroll processing).
  • We will be conducting educational sessions to help you learn about the medical plans offered by NKU. The sessions will be held October 22nd from 9am to 10am, October 23rd from 12pm to 1pm, and October 24th from 2pm to 3pm. You can register for a session here.
  • The Help Center will be open from 9am to 4pm November 6th through November 9th in Steely Library 235.


Decca Buechel
Benefits Coordinator
AC 716
(859) 572-5203
Natalie Gabbard
Benefits Analyst
AC 712
(859) 572-7556
Bruce Smith
Director of Benefits
AC 713
(859) 572-6387