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Human Resource Services will host an informational session on TIAA Traditional. Benny Goodman, VP and Actuary with TIAA, will be on-campus sharing how to receive guaranteed lifetime income with TIAA Traditional. This session will take place in Maucker Union Ballrooms A & B on October 26, from 1 - 2 p.m. Please register in advance.
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 November 2 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Gilchrist 009. Please register in advance.
November 2 | 10 a.m. | Click Here to Register
Human Resource Services will host an informational session on bridging the gap from your employer health plan to Medicare. Learn how to use the Marketplace or healthcare.gov to price Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant plans, and options such as COBRA, short term health plans, sharing programs and group plans. The hour-long session will be presented by Todd Cooper with Veridian, October 6 at noon in Gilchrist 009.
Avoid going to the pharmacy by having your maintenance medications conveniently mailed to your home by using CVS Caremark's Rx Mail Order Service. Utilizing this service saves you money as a 90 day supply will only cost you two prescription copayments, instead of three. This service saves you time as you can enjoy the convenience of not driving to the pharmacy and confirming your refills on your own time, at your own convenience.
UNI's self-insured health plans have paid over $15,000 for COVID-19 test kits year-to-date. There are several resources on how to obtain free COVID-19 test kits. We ask that you use the free options for test kits as the kits are not charged to our self-insured health plans (which impacts employee premiums). Please see information where to obtain free test kits in our Benefits and Well-being Newsletter.
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 September 6 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Gilchrist 009. Please register in advance.
September 6 | 10 a.m. | Click Here to Register
For those benefit eligible employees covered under the UNI Blue Advantage health insurance plan, you and those you’re covering, may update your PCP at any time by calling the number on the back of your Wellmark ID card. PCP’s cannot be updated through the Benefits Self-Service system.
We are halfway through the FSA year so it is a great time to remind those who have elected an FSA to submit for reimbursements. Sunscreen and over-the-counter allergy medications are eligible for reimbursement. For a listing of eligible expenses, as well as over-the-counter eligible expenses, visit the FSA website.
Principal Financial, and our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provide legal discounts to our employees. Employees, their dependents, and beneficiaries have access to tools provided by ARAG® to create important and necessary documents such as a Will, Living Will, Healthcare Power of Attorney and many other legal documents for free. EAP provides discounts off of legal services and legal documentation preparation. To learn more, visit our Legal Services and Discounts webpage.