Health Benefits

All Health Benefits information can now be found on MyEconnect. To find this information login to your MyEconnect portal and select the Benefits icon.

If you would like more information on the college's Health Insurance please contact Human Resources.

Medical Insurance

Provide documentation of completion of the following activities by May 31th of each contracted year for the College's contribution to the H.S.A or H.R.A account:

Activity Single Family
Annual Wellness Visit $625 $1,250
Biometric Screening $625 $1,250
Health Risk Assessment $625 $1,250
Wellness Event $625 $1,250


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Frequently Called Numbers

Lumenos Customer Service (HSA Plan) 888-224-4902
Lumenos Precertification (HSA Plan) 866-398-1922
Express Scripts Customer Service 866-876-0333
Express Scripts Prior Authorizations 866-310-3666
Express Scripts Mail Order Services 866-800-8780
24/7 Nurseline (Lumenos) 866-800-8780
BlueCard Customer Service (coverage while traveling) 800-810-BLUE (2583)
Dental Customer Service 877-604-2156
Vision Customer Service 866-723-0515
Anthem Website Address
LiveHealth Online
Optum Bank 800-791-9361

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) / Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA)

Purpose of the Plan

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is designed to cover specific out-of-pocket health and dependent care expenses you anticipate during the course of the Plan Year. The FSA allows you to use pretax dollars to pay for health expenses not covered by insurance. Expenses payable through the FSA include charges for contact lenses, eyeglasses, dental expenses, plus any deductibles and co-payments. In fact, any medical, dental, hearing or vision expenses that would otherwise qualify as a deduction on your income tax return will qualify for reimbursement as long as the expense is not paid by another benefit plan. You may also pay for dependent care expenses.

A Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) is a health care plan paid for by an employer to reimburse the medical expenses of its employees.

Visit your MyEconnect portal for more information.

Health Reimbursement Account (H.R.A.) Summary Plan Description

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  • Impact Solutions

    Southern State Community College is proud to make available The IMPACT Employee Assistance & Work/Life Program (EAP), offering confidential support and guidance for you and your family including household members, dependents in and away from home, parents and parents-in-law.

    It can be frustrating when personal and/or work related problems surface and it's unclear where to turn for help. When complications arise from stress, marital and family issues, parenting challenges, elder or child care concerns, depression, anxiety, substance use, and other emotional stressors, it's comforting to have someone to talk to.

    Effective September 1, 2017 you will have access to professional phone support around-the-clock, on an unlimited basis, offering you and your family members peace of mind that there is always someone to talk to, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Face-to-face counseling is also be available, with up to 5 complimentary counseling sessions per occurrence.

    Program features include:

    • 24/7 Live immediate in-the-moment support and guidance provided by a licensed mental health professional at 800-227-6007
    • Complimentary face-to-face counseling with a local network of licensed mental health professionals
    • A comprehensive mobile friendly web-based portal with articles, resources, referral locators and interactive features
    • Legal, financial, and identity theft assistance
    • Child and elder-care assistance
    • Referrals to community resources
    • And more...

    To access program features and for more information visit

    Below is information about Impact Solution Services:

    View the 2018 Promotional Planning Calendar for upcoming webinar topics and EAP feature articles.

    Personal, Sick & Vacation Time

    Time off requests can be completed through your MyEconnect portal.

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  • Retirement Plans

    When an employee is hired by Southern State, they are automatically enrolled in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) if they are considered staff or the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) if they are considered faculty. If hired as a student worker, you are eligible for exemption from OPERS. If you are enrolled in the OPERS plan and are planning to retire in the near future, please visit OPERS’ Ready to Retire.

    Full-time employees are eligible to opt out of OPERS and instead participate in the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP). Employees eligible for the ARP must make an irrevocable decision of which plan they choose to participate in within 120 days of their hire date. If they do not indicate a decision within this 120 day period, they are automatically and irrevocably enrolled in OPERS or STRS.

    Benefit Resources

    Professional Development

    Southern State is proud to offer a new professional development program, thanks to a partnership with the University of Dayton. The University of Dayton Center for Leadership is a unique and powerful resource created by the region's most successful organizations. The University of Dayton partners with top thought leaders to provide innovative, world-class education to senior executives, emerging leaders, and front-line supervisors and professionals.

    For more information on these events view the Professional Development Calendar.

    Employee Benefits Center

    Exclusive Banking discounts and solutions to fit your unique Financial Needs. Visit to explore what's available to you through the Fifth Third Membership Advantage Program or schedule an appointment with a Fifth Third Personal Banker.

    Visit the 5th/3rd Employee Benefits Center .

    Employee Financial Education Center

    Build confidence around the Financial Decisions you face at any point in your career. Fifth Third Membership Advantage provides you access to 40+ digital course offerings and tools available on your computer, smart phone or tablet. Learn at a pace and place that is most convenient to you.

    Visit the 5th/3rd Employee Financial Education Center .

    Employee Discounts

    AT&T Employee Discount

    As an employee of Southern State you could save up to 17% on the monthly service charge of qualified wireless plans. For more information, Click Here.

  • YMCA Employee Discount

    SSCC Employee corporate discount:

    • 20% off membership
    • Offer payroll deduction, automatic bank draft
    • $50 one time activation fee

    Membership Types (price is with the 20% off discount):

    Membership Type Price
    Adult $41.18
    Branch Young Adult (age 18-39) $30.03
    Couple (2 people living in the same household) $45.90
    Family (2 adults plus dependents living in the same household $50.19
    Senior Adults (65 and older) $40.75
    Senior Family (primary member must be 65 or older) $48.48
    Single Parent Family (single parent plus dependents living in the same household $45.90

    *Please Note: These prices reflect membership to the Highland branch only. A metro rate membership is also available to which allows to all 14 YMCA of Great Cincinnati branches.

    Membership includes:

    • 1 free fitness center orientation with a personal trainer
    • Full gymnasium
    • Walking track (17 laps = 1 mile)
    • Group fitness classes
    • Heated Pool (82-84°F )
    • Child watch (up to age 13 years)
      • M-TH 9am-12pm and 4:30-8:30
      • F & Sa 9am-12pm
    • Discounts on additional programs


    • M-F 5:30am-9pm
    • Saturday 7am-6pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    Western Governors University Employee Discount

    Ohio community colleges’ staff receive a five percent 5% tuition discount. Staff of OACC colleges will also be eligible to apply for scholarships offered through the WGU Institutional Partner Fund. Scholarships are valued up to $2,000.00. For more information, Click Here.

    Franklin University Employee Discount

    Ohio Association of Community Colleges is proud to announce an education partnership with Franklin University. Franklin University is a non-profit, accredited institution with their main campus located in Columbus, Ohio. Franklin currently has over 7,000 domestic and international adult students working toward their degree—which can be completed on campus or entirely online! The partnership awards part and full time faculty and staff of OACC member colleges a 15% off tuition costs for all doctoral programs at Franklin University. For more information, Click Here.

    GM Educator Discount

    Maybe you bought extra classroom supplies instead of concert tickets this school year, or you missed a big evening out because you were helping students study. Whatever role you play at your school, you deserve the GM Educator Discount – the best educator discount from any car company. Current employees of a public school, private school, college or university can enjoy special pricing below MSRP on the purchase or lease of eligible, new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles. Combine this discount with most current offers to save even more, with our appreciation. To sign up and get authorization visit