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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.

Taking Ownership: Delta Dental of Iowa's Enhanced Benefits Program

Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2018

Teeth cleanings do not only benefit our oral health but our overall health as well. UNI’s dental plan provides all members two teeth cleanings per year which are 100% covered. New to our dental plan in 2018 is Enhanced Benefits, which provides additional paid teeth cleanings for those who have certain health conditions. For example, an individual with diabetes can receive two additional paid teeth cleanings per year. Anyone covered on your dental plan can take advantage of this program.

Taking Ownership: Health Insurance Made Easy

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Health insurance CAN be easy if we utilize the tools provided to us. Wellmark has several tools designed to help us make wiser decisions when it comes to our self-insured health plans. Wellmark provides the MyWellmark platform to bring many paper documents to your desktop, smartphones and tablets. Within MyWellmark are electronic explanation of benefits (EOBs), the Wellmark CareFinder, and the Check Drug Cost Tool.

My Well-being: Food & Mood

Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Do you understand the difference between eating out of necessity versus convenience and habit? Human Resource Services will host a one hour session, presented by EAP, that will help you reflect on current eating habits, learn ways to track mood and food, and identify the difference between hungry, boredom, and stress eating. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. This session will be held June 7, at noon, in the ScholarSpace LIB. Please register in advance. 

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