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Financial Wellness: Starting Line: Why and How Retirement Should Begin Now

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on how to start 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 importance of saving early, how to evaluate and manage debt and the benefits of contributing to your employer sponsored retirement plan. 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: September 16 at 3 p.m.

Taking Ownership: Saving More on Glasses and Contacts

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

All non-temporary employees enrolled in Delta Dental of Iowa are automatically enrolled in the DeltaVision® discount program. This program comes at no extra cost to the employee. Any employee, and their covered dependents, are eligible to use this discount program. DeltaVision® offers discounts on materials such as exams, frames and lenses. DeltaVision can not be used with Avesis vision insurance, you may only use one or the other per purchase.

Retirement Readiness: IPERS Retirement Counseling Sessions

Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

IPERS will be hosting individual counseling sessions August 26-29 for members within five years of retirement. These sessions will help you learn about your retirement account, benefit payout options and service purchase. Meetings will be held at Central Rivers AEA in Cedar Falls. Appointments do fill up quickly, please call 800-622-3849 to reserve your time slot.

Retirement Readiness: Retiring from UNI

Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Are you thinking about retiring in the next 5-10 years or less? Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on retiring from UNI. Join us to help you plan ahead and learn the requirements and benefits available at retirement from UNI. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour long sessions will be presented by Chelsi Armstrong, Retirement Planning Coordinator, Human Resource Services: September 5 and 6 at noon in the State College Room MAU. Please register in advance.

Retirement Readiness: SHIIP - Medicare 101

Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions presented by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). Learn the basics of Medicare and how to integrate healthcare into your retirement plan. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour long sessions will be held: September 3 and 4 at noon in the State College Room MAU. Please register in advance.

Taking Ownership: Explanation of Benefits (EOB’s) vs. Bills for Service

Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

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, and a bill for service is sent from your providers office. 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 should always receive an EOB prior to receiving a bill.

Taking Ownership: The Costs of Healthcare Visits, You Can Know Before You Go

Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2019

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.

Retirement Readiness: SHIIP - Medicare 101

Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2019

Human Resource Services will host an informational session presented by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). Learn the basics of Medicare and how to integrate healthcare into your retirement plan. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour long session will be held on June 3 at 3 p.m. in the ScholarSpace LIB. Please register in advance.

 

Taking Ownership: How to Access Your Benefits Accounts

Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

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

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