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Financial Wellness: Starting Line

Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on how to start to saving for retirement. Join us to learn how smart steps in the beginning of your career can help lead you to a more solid financial future. Learn the real effect of time on money and how to evaluate and manage debt, the benefits of contributing to your employer sponsored retirement plan and see how budgeting can help you find money where you least expected it – and help you save it. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour long sessions will be presented by TIAA on: August 20 at 3 p.m.

Taking Ownership: Explanation of Benefits, It's Not a Bill

Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2018

A common misconception about an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is that it is a bill. An EOB is a document sent by your insurance company. Your EOB tells you how much the provider charged, how much your insurance company is paying for the service, the network savings, and how much (if any) you are responsible for.

You can sign up to receive electronic EOB’s through your myWellmark® account with four simple steps:

1. Log in or register for myWellmark® at Wellmark.com.

2. Select My Account from the menu at the top.

3. Click Edit under My Web Account.

Give Back Through Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Reminder: Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions presented by VCCV (Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley). Join us to learn how you can put your passions to work through numerous volunteer opportunities in your community. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. This will be an especially great opportunity for those who are thinking of retiring and what they might do in retirement. The one hour sessions will be held on June 18 at noon and 3 p.m. in the ScholarSpace LIB.

Taking Ownership: Know Before You Go

Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2018

Wellmark®, UNI’s health insurance vendor, offers tools to help members determine the cost of an appointment prior to visiting the doctor’s office. These tools are called the Wellmark Care Finder and Cost Estimator Tool located within the MyWellmark system. These tools will show you what your out-of-pocket cost will be for different types of services and appointments. Keep in mind that services done within the state of Iowa cost the self-insured plans less than when services are done outside of the state.

Financial Wellness: Asset Location - Practical Guide for Income and Estate Planning

Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2018

Want to learn about how the location of your assets may impact your retirement income and your beneficiaries? TIAA will be hosting an hour long webinar that will explain how much we should invest in stocks, bonds, or other investments so that we can achieve the greatest return according to our own risk tolerance, goals and time frame. The webinar will be on July 17 at noon (EDT). To register for this webinar visit tiaa.org/webinars.

Taking Ownership: How to Access Your Benefits Accounts

Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2018

Many of the benefits offered by the University have their own unique platform in which a member can log in to assist in managing their benefits. The platforms may contain specific data pertaining to the members account, additional benefits, or tips to utilize the plan. Examples would be: MyWellmark for your health plan, Delta Dental for your dental plan, ASIFlex for your flex spending account, or IPERS and TIAA for retirement.

Reminder - My Well-being: Multi-Generations in the Workplace

Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Did you know that four generations currently coexist in the workplace? Human Resource Services will host a two-hour session, presented by EAP, that will provide information to help participants understand the factors and historical experiences between these generations. The session will be held on May 11 at 10 a.m. in the State College Room, MAU. All faculty and staff are welcome. Please register in advance.

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