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New Employee Benefits

Welcome to West Virginia University!

WVU Benefits Strategy has put together an overview of employee benefit options for benefits-eligible employees. New employees will be able to enroll for required and optional benefits during their new hire onboarding processing. Benefits-eligible employees have the month of hire (month they become benefits-eligible) plus the two (2) following months to enroll. Coverage is effective the first of the following month after enrollment. Dependent documentation may be required upon enrollment in some benefit options (e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.)

All new benefit-eligible employees may contact WVU Shared Services, Workforce Administration, by emailing or by calling 304-293-6006 if you have questions about enrolling in or processing for your benefits. 

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Benefits Overview Document

    Health Insurance Overview                            Life Insurance Overview                            Optional Benefits Overview

Virtual Benefits Sessions

New Employee Benefits Sessions are designed to educate those newly eligible for WVU benefits about the University’s numerous benefit options.

New employee virtual benefit sessions will be held once per month to continue practicing social distancing measures. For new employees attending a session, please register below to receive the Zoom link to join the session.

New Employee Benefits Session Schedule

Dates and times are subject to change.

Date and Time


(Wed) Jan. 20, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. Register for Jan. 20 Session
(Wed) Feb. 17, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. Register for Feb. 17 Session 
(Wed) Mar. 17, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. Register for Mar. 17 Session
(Wed) Apr. 21, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. Register for Apr. 21 Session
(Wed) May 19, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. Register for May 19 Session
(Wed) Jun. 23, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. Register for Jun. 23 Session