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Taking Ownership: UNI's health plans, what's the difference?

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

UNI has two health plans, the UNI PPO (Alliance Select) and the UNI Blue Advantage (HMO). The UNI Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan provides coverage whether you are in-network or out-of-network, 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 also known as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). This plan provides coverage only in the state of Iowa.

2019 Benefits & Well-being Fair: In Good Health

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Do something good for your health by attending the annual Benefits and Well-being Fair on Wednesday, October 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Numerous vendors representing university provided benefits, financial wellness, and well-being offerings. Opportunities for free blood pressure readings, vision and hearing screenings, massages, spinal screenings, acupuncture, and body composition testing. Flu vaccinations will be on site and provided to employees through UNI Employee Well-being.

Retirement Readiness: Paying Yourself - Income Options in Retirement

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on what your income options may be in retirement. Join us to learn the basic rules governing the most common retirement accounts, gain perspective on when to withdraw different assets, and discover the income choices TIAA offers. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour long sessions will be presented by TIAA: October 21 at 3 p.m. and October 22 at noon in the State College Room MAU. Please register in advance.

Retirement Readiness: Estate Planning Basics

Posted on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on the basics of estate planning. Join us to learn how estate planning affects retirement and strategies to maximize your benefits. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour long sessions will be presented by John Englin, Director of Financial Planning and Trust Services, Veridian Credit Union: October 7 at 3 p.m. in the State College Room MAU and October 8 at noon in the Presidential Room MAU.

Taking Ownership:Read Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB), it Can Save You Money

Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2019

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, our health insurance provider, will provide an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) each time a health or prescription claim is processed. Understanding your EOB is very important. The document tells you:

1. Your doctor’s appointment/service, or prescription, has been reviewed by Wellmark.

Retirement Readiness: Social Security 101

Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on Social Security benefits and preparing for retirement. Learn how Social Security benefits affect retirement, strategies to maximize your benefits, and ideas to help you set up your retirement income. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour long sessions will be presented by VALIC: September 30 at 3 p.m. and October 1 at noon in the State College Room MAU. Please register in advance.

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

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Human Resource Services will host an informational session 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 session 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.

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