Resources for Faculty not receiving an annual reappointment

Here are some helpful transition resources for full-time, temporary faculty (Visiting Assistant Professors or Instructors) when not being re-appointed for the next academic year.

Insurance/retirement contributions

  • Information about health insurance, life insurance and withdrawing funds from retirement plans when one’s employment at Miami ends is available on the Human Resources site: Leaving the University.
    Note: A faculty member who is full-time and has Miami health insurance has that insurance coverage for 12 months: September through August 31. If one is not reappointed (or resigns, retires, even with a May/June retirement date, for instance) the health insurance is effective through August 31st.
  • When health benefits are terminated, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives an employee (and family) the right to choose to continue group health, dental, vision, and FSA benefits provided by Miami. Qualified individuals are required to pay the premium for coverage (premiums listed on website). Miami's administrator, Chard Snyder, will mail the information to the home address on file with Miami.

Health and Wellness

Miami University Health Clinic is available to those who are covered by Miami’s health plan.

Unemployment Compensation

If you are not being reappointed for next year, you may qualify for unemployment compensation. Eligibility is determined by the State after the application for unemployment compensation is submitted.

How do I apply for unemployment?

You can apply online at or via phone at 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-614-387-8408.

The phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but state officials recommended filing online if you are able.

What documents do I need to apply for unemployment?

You will need:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Driver’s license or state identification number
  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address
  • The name, address, telephone number and dates of employment
    Miami University
    501 East High Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056
    513- 529-3131
  • The reason you became unemployed
  • Dependents’ names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, your alien registration number and expiration date
  • Your regular occupation and job skills

Do I need to try to find another job to receive unemployment compensation?

No. This requirement was waived by the governor.

NOTE: The governor waived this only for those becoming unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis this year.

How long can I receive benefits?

Individuals may qualify for up to 26 weeks of full benefits

IMPACT Solutions

Miami offer resources through IMPACT Solutions for all our employees.

This program is available to employees and family members, free of charge, and offers access to confidential, professional support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All IMPACT counselors are qualified masters/doctoral level behavioral health professionals.

Program Features

  • Live, Immediate Assistance: Call toll-free, 24/7: 800-227-6007. Unlimited phone consultation with a licensed mental health professional.
  • Face-to-Face Counseling Services: 5 face-to-face counseling sessions per person, per occurrence.
  • Comprehensive Work/Life Website: Mobile-friendly, self service information on everyday living issues and concerns. Visit, click on orange member login, enter “Miamioh” in member section to access webinars, articles, tip sheets, assessments, and other resources.
  • Telephonic Coaching Services: covers topics such as Tobacco Cessation, Elder/Adult/Caregiver support, Nutrition coaching, and Mindfulness training.
  • Legal Assistance: 30 minute appointments for general advice plus 24 hour emergency services.
  • Prevention and Recovery: Phone consultation with a Fraud Resolution Specialist.
  • Financial Services: Phone consultation with financial counselors and educators.

Who is eligible for the program?

All employees, spouse/partner, household members, dependents (in and away from home through age 26), parents/parent-in-laws are eligible to use any of the IMPACT’s EAP services.