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Commonwealth Employees

​Commonwealth Employees is one of seven cultivation communities targeted by Kentucky State Treasurer Mark Metcalf through the Financial Empowerment Coalition and Database. The following resources have been gathered from non-profit, business, and government entities focused on improving the financial livelihood of individuals employed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Community Resources

Adoption Benefit
The Commonwealth of Kentucky provides financial assistance of up to $3,000 ($5,000 for children with special needs) to help cover adoption expenses for employees who wish to adopt.

Commonwealth of KY Employee Discounts
Commonwealth employees enjoy employee discounts at numerous places, including retail stores, state parks, resorts, sporting events, and more. 

KDC offers supplemental retirement options for Commonwealth employees, including pre- and after-tax investment options where your tax-deferred earnings are automatically reinvested. 

Kentucky Employee Assistance Program
KEAP is dedicated to helping employees find resources for personal concerns such as family issues, emotional distress, alcoholism or drug abuse, financial concerns or job stress challenges. The services are confidential and available to all state employees and their dependents. 

Kentucky Employee Suggestion System
The Kentucky Employee Suggestion System (KESS) provides monetary incentives to those who share ideas that will improve the productivity and services offered by the state. Cash awards range from $100 to $2,500. 

Kentucky Integrated Health Insurance Premium Payment (KI-HIPP) Program
KI-HIPP is a voluntary Medicaid program offered to Medicaid members to help pay for the cost of an Employer-Sponsored Insurance (ESI) plan while maintaining their Medicaid benefits.

LiveHealth Online
This service lets you talk face-to-face with a doctor through your mobile device or a computer with a webcam.

Learn more about financial literacy, money management, accounting, and more through the employee training tool, CommonwealthU. Sign into MyPURPOSE and search for classes. 

Vitals SmartShopper
Commonwealth employees can earn up to $500 for shopping for medical procedures through Vitals SmartShopper