Human Resources says: Benefit deadline approaches
The clock is ticking! The UW-Parkside Human Resources Department reminds you the annual benefit enrollment period ends Friday, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. This is the only time you can make benefit plan changes unless you have a "life event"?marriage, birth, divorce, etc.?which allows you to add or change benefits. You can also cancel any of your insurance plans for 2013. All changes take effect Jan. 1, 2013.
There are several significant plan changes for 2013 along with insurance premium increases and a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) increase. And, many health plans are making changes to their provider network, so you should confirm that the doctors you visit are still available under your 2013 health plan.
UW-Parkside employees can review the changes via the My UW System portal and by links for:
Remember: All forms MUST be submitted to the Office of Human Resources no later than Nov. 2, by 4:30 p.m.
Fidelity advisor here Friday
You are invited to join Fidelity Planning and Guidance Consultant David Eichler Friday, Oct 26, for a confidential consultation to help you become better informed and more confident about your workplace savings plan benefits. During this session you can:
- Explore your plan benefits in-depth
- Consolidate retirement accounts into the Hospital Sisters Health System retirement plan
- Explore distribution options for pre-retirees
- Tap into Fidelity's experience and expertise
- Make decisions that help you meet your goals
That's Friday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Birch Room of the Student Center. To schedule an appointment, call 800-642-7131, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-11 p.m., or access TTY service for the hearing impaired at 800-259-9743 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
For a confidential phone consultation with a Fidelity Planning & Guidance Consultant, call 800-328-6608, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wisconsin Retirement System Presentation Nov. 5
The Wisconsin Employee Trust Funds present a presentation on the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). The presentation is Monday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Madrigrano Auditorium on the Kenosha campus of Gateway Technical College. Human Resources Manager Roxane Kriederman said, "This is a great opportunity for employees to learn more about their retirement benefits. They can bring their spouse and/or partner to also learn about state retirement benefits."