Eastern Michigan University

Human Resources

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Develops, implements, counsels and enrolls all faculty and staff in specific benefit programs. Processes all benefit claims. Administers the employee tuition waiver program. Administers all University retirement programs and processes tax deferred annuity plans.

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Benefits Philosophy

Eastern Michigan University is dedicated to providing a solid foundation of employee benefits that allows its employees to meet personal and family needs. We believe that our employees are best able to contribute to the accomplishment of EMU's mission if their family is healthy and secure. We acknowledge that benefits are an important component of total compensation– and that means that we need to communicate effectively with you to promote your full understanding and value of the benefits program.



Financial Planning Educational Sessions offered by Hantz Group


Eastern Michigan University Benefits Office is pleased to host a financial planning series offered by the Hantz Group.  This complimentary series provides financial planning educational sessions that offers tools you may need to clarify various aspects of your financial goals.  This three-part series will span over three weeks meeting every Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – May 25, 2016.  Each session will be in the HR Training Suite (100 McKenny) at 12:00pm – 1:00pm.   A brief description of each session is listed below:


Will/Trusts-Estate Planning Basics – May 11, 2016

Which estate planning documents are right for your family?   What are your options?  When should you consider estate planning?  This presentation will provide guidance on these questions.  How to avoid probate, common mistakes made, guardianship issues, and how to integrate your estate plan with your financial plan will also be discussed.


Risk Management – May 18, 2016

Why are your home/auto insurance premiums increasing?  How much liability insurance should you have?  What type of coverage is right for you and your family?  This presentation will provide a framework for these decisions.  Deductible management, umbrella policies, and policy structure will also be discussed.


Managing Finances & Organizing Debt – Family Office – May 25, 2016

Creating a blueprint and discussing the role each professional should play in your finances is a critical component to financial decision making.  This presentation will focus on debt/banking decisions, evaluating/understating your risk, creating a blueprint, and integration of your financial professionals.


To register, please visit this link. For question regarding the course scheduling, please feel free to contact the Benefits Office at (734) 487-3195.


The Hantz Group is not a paid Benefits vendor for Eastern Michigan University. Eastern Michigan University does not promote or endorse the use of individual services provided by the Hantz Group. The listed seminars are a complimentary service provided by the Hantz Group for employees of various organizations.


Weight Watchers @ Work Program at EMU!

Want to build Helpful Habits, Move More, Eat Smarter, and attend information filled meetings for advice and support... all while losing weight? Join Weight Watchers At Work! The Weight Watchers at Work program combines behavior modification, a healthy eating plan, regular activity and group support in weekly meetings that directly affects the success of long-term weight loss. Members learn how to eat healthier, increase physical activity and handle all the daily challenges and barriers encountered to achieve and maintain weight loss. Join us:

Weekly Session Information:

  • Every Friday
  • Beginning, Friday May 20th, 2016
  • Time:  11:45 am - 12:45 pm
  • Location:  HR Suite (100 McKenny)


  • The cost of the 12-week session is as follows:
  • Regular Price - $173.00
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield or Blue Care Network Member Discount - $161.00

Online Registration: To register, click here for the registration link and complete the online form. You have the option to pay with a credit/debit card or an e-check.

A MINIMUM OF 15 PARTICIPANTS is needed for the session to begin May 20, 2016. Credit/debit cards or bank accounts will not be billed until the minimum of 15 participants have registered for the meeting.   You will receive an email confirmation upon completing registration.  A second email will be sent when the payment transaction is processed confirming that you have been billed.    FSA cards will not be accepted for payment. To receive reimbursement from your FSA account, please contact the Benefits Office for the proper form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Benefits Office at 734-487-3195 734-487-3195.

Employee Service Recognition 2016

2016 Service Award Recipients – Click this link for the 2015 EMU Collections Catalog.  Click this link for the Order Form.

Please join in congratulating employees who have achieved 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with EMU.  These employees were recognized at the Annual Employee Service Recognition Luncheon that was held on March 28th, 2016th. Click on this link to see the list of 2016 service award honorees by Division or click this link to photos submitted by the honorees.



Employee Self Service

Follow the steps below to see your current employee benefits and payroll deductions

  • Log into myemich
  • Click on the Employee tab from the Self-Service options
  • Click on Benefits and Deductions - Regular Staff and Faculty Only
  • Click on Benefit Statement
  • Click Select (there will be a dot by My Benefit Summary)
  • Click Select to see current benefits (Current will be shown in box, or you can change to a previous year)

You will see a summary of your 2014 benefit coverages, and current payroll deductions/percentages

More Ways to contact the Benefits office

ASK Benefits - click on this link.

Email the Benefits Office at hr_benefits@emich.edu.

Call the Benefits Office at 734-487-3195.

Visit the Benefits Office at 140 McKenny Hall between 8am and 5pm weekdays.


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