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Own Your Benefits: Hearing and Device Discounts

Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Delta Dental and Principal Financial provide discounts for hearing devices and exams to our employees. Employees and their dependents have access to discounts through Blue365 and their health insurance enrollment as well as discounts with Amplifon through Delta Dental. Principal Financial offers discounts through American Hearing Benefits, Inc. (AHB) for employees, their dependents and other qualified family members.

Retirement Readiness: Retire from UNI

Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on retiring from UNI, for faculty and staff planning to retire soon or in the foreseeable future. Participants will learn guidelines and benefits available at retirement from UNI. The hour-long sessions will be presented by Therese Callaghan, Employee Well-being Coordinator, on January 5 at 10 a.m and 2 p.m. in Gilchrist 007. Please register in advance.

January 5 | 10 a.m. | Click Here to Register

Well-being Wednesday: Managing Holiday Stress

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Human Resource Services will host an informational session focused on managing stress during the holiday season. The approaching holiday season brings many expectations. Often this makes us feel like we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. There are office parties to attend, family get-togethers to schedule, children’s holiday recitals and gifts to buy. The holidays can be one of the happiest times of the year, yet it can also be one of the most stressful. Maintaining balance and keeping stress from overwhelming you are the keys to an enjoyable holiday season.

My Well-being: Supporting Someone Who is Grieving

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Human Resource Services will host a session led by Cedar Valley Hospice. Cedar Valley Hospice counselors will provide information on how to support someone who is grieving, and resources available in the community. This one hour session will be held Thursday, December 8 at 3 p.m. in Gilchrist 007. Please register in advance.

Additional Holiday Paid Time Off

Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

The Governor recently announced that State of Iowa employees will receive two days of additional holiday paid time off. UNI is allowing the additional holiday paid time off to be used for regularly scheduled work days from Sunday, November 27, 2022 through Saturday, December 31, 2022, with supervisor approval. The time off is encouraged to be taken in full day increments to allow for a true rest period from work responsibilities, but may be taken in as little as one hour increments if needed.

Own Your Benefits: 2023 Annual Open Enrollment: Going on Now!

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2022

The 2023 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period is going on now and will run through November 30, 2022. During this time you may learn what is new for 2023, as well as review and change your benefit elections. Any changes made to your benefit elections will be effective January 1, 2023. No action is needed if you do not wish to make changes to health, dental, vision, or VTL. However, employees wishing to contribute to a Flex Spending Account (FSA) must enroll or re-enroll each year.

2022 Best Place for Working Parents

Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2022

The Iowa Economic Development Authority recently awarded UNI the recognition of being a "2022 Best Place for Working Parents". Their assessment concluded that UNI has family-friendly policies and practices in place that display a commitment of supporting working parents. As a community and business, UNI recognizes that supporting our employees is foundational to the success of our students, campus and greater community.

Taking Ownership: The Difference Between UNI's PPO Health Plan and UNI's HMO Health Plan

Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2022

UNI has two health plans available for eligible employees, the UNI PPO (Alliance Select) and the UNI Blue Advantage (HMO). The UNI PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) plan provides coverage whether you are in-network or out-of-network, but you pay more for services provided outside of the network. The network for this plan is nationwide and is available in over 200 countries. The UNI Blue Advantage is known as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). This plan provides coverage only in the state of Iowa.

Financial Wellness: Financial Planning for Life

Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Human Resource Services will host an informational session focused on a holistic approach to financial planning. Financial goals are the specific long and short-term objectives to be attained through financial planning and management efforts. Among personal financial goals are things such as: 

  1. Financial Security 
  2. Travel 
  3. Education Planning 
  4. Retirement Planning 
  5. Estate Planning