Insurance Benefits

Western Oregon University offers a comprehensive benefit plan for eligible employees and their families. This plan includes core benefits of medical, vision, dental, basic life insurance, as well as several optional benefits. See the Health/Life Insurance page for more information

Retirement Benefits

We offer two retirement pension plan options depending on your employment type. All employees may choose to supplement their pension by choosing to participate in a voluntary retirement savings plans. See the Retirement page for more information.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling and referral service that is provided to WOU employees as a pre-paid benefit. Three referral/counseling visits are available at no charge to WOU employees, household members, and dependents per year to help with personal or job-related issues. This service is completely confidential and operates separately from the University.

Cascade Centers

7180 SW Fir Loop Suite 1A
Portland, OR 97223

Phone Number

Toll Free: 800-433-2320
Salem: 503-588-0777
Portland: 503-639-3009

Policy Information

You will need your Medical Card ID# issued by provider. To enroll online use Company Name “State of Oregon”

Staff Fee Tuition Reduction

Oregon Public Universities- Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Tech., Southern Oregon University, Western Oregon University – along with Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon offers an employee benefit to eligible employees appointed at half-time or more (not including temporary classified employees, graduate assistants, or other student employees) the option to register for class work at reduced tuition rates. An eligible employee, upon approval by the university president or designee, may register for a maximum of twelve credit hours per term at staff fee rates, under the terms and conditions described in the Academic Year Fee Book.   Eligible employees may transfer their staff fee privileges to family members or domestic partners upon verification that the transferee is a qualified recipient of transferred staff fee privileges. For questions concerning this employee benefit, please contact Human Resources or a representative listed on Staff Fee Administrative Approval List.

Family Tuition Fee Reduction

Employee Application Deadlines

(Must be turned in 2 days prior to the start of the term.)

  • Summer 2018 (201800) Deadline Passed
  • Fall 2018 (201801) Deadline Passed
  • Winter 2019 (201802) Deadline Passed
  • Spring 2019 (201803) 03/29/2019

Family Tuition Fee Reduction

Family Transfer Forms

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Must be turned in 2 weeks prior to the start of the term)

  • Summer 2017 (201700) Deadline Passed
  • Fall 2017 (201701) Deadline Passed
  • Winter 2018 (201702) 12/26/2017
  • Spring 2018 (201703) 03/19/2018

More Information

Western Oregon University


Human Resources

P: 503-838-8490 | F: 503-838-8522 E-mail: