June A Timesheet Deadline

Due to the end of the fiscal year, the June A (6/1/14-6/14/14) payroll processing timeframe has been adjusted.  As a result, we are requesting that all timesheets be submitted by Noon on Thursday, June 12, 2014.  Supervisors will have between 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13 to approve all hours.  If adjustments are needed after the noon deadline on Thursday, please contact Kimberly Danielson, 920-465-2196 for assistance.

Long Term Care Insurance

HealthChoiceNOTE:  This is a voluntary, employee-pay-all premium benefit plan.  Your State of Wisconsin employer does not pay any portion of the premium.

Important Insurance Protection for State, University of Wisconsin, UW Hospitals & Clinics Employees & Annuitants and their Family Members is now available.

Simply click here to request an information packet.

Mutual of Omaha Life Insurance Company is now offering a new plan; MutualCare Custom Solution policy to eligible Employees, Annuitants, and their family members. These voluntary purchase long-term care insurance policies are offered at a group-discounted premium. (Spouse, domestic partner, parents and in-laws are all eligible to apply, even if you don’t purchase)

Each year, many Americans lose significant income, savings and assets because of long-term care expenses. Long-term care insurance is designed to help protect against the high costs of long-term care if you or a family member can no longer perform activities of daily living without the need of assistance. Health insurance or Medicare will not pay for this type of care. For many, long-term care insurance is an important part of planning for their long-term financial security.

HealthChoice also provides CareOptions services to all State, University of Wisconsin and UW Hospitals & Clinics Employees, Annuitants and their family members at no charge and no insurance purchase required. To use this service, request an information packet and it will contain the CareOptions member access information.

The MutualCare Custom Solution policy offers additional built-in benefits that include:

  • If, prior to age 65, you sustain an injury requiring home health care, assisted living facility or nursing home care, your policy will pay up to two times the maximum benefit.
  • Cash benefits that  can be used any way you choose – you simply receive the full monthly cash benefit you select to pay for anything at all… family travel expenses, lost income, housekeeping services or other out-of-pocket expenses – there’s no need to collect or submit bills.
  • Cash beginning with the first day of need – no elimination period to satisfy.
  • Many other additional benefits and features listed in the information packet.

The CareOptions Program can assist you or family members with issues related to wellness, illness, disability, or aging. As an additional convenience, the CareOptions service can help you and your family members create Living Wills (advance directives for health care) as well as allow you to conduct care provider searches and medical information research seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

We urge you to investigate this plan for you and your family. To receive a complete information packet regarding your long-term care insurance options and access to the new CareOptions resources, simply click here to request an information packet. You may also call HealthChoice toll-free at 1-800-833-5823 or in the Madison area at 833-5823 or email info@healthchoice.com. For a direct information link, click or paste in your web browser’s address line: http://www.healthchoice.com/reply1

Since 1995, State of Wisconsin employees, annuitants, their spouses and parents have had the option of purchasing a long-term care insurance policy through HealthChoice. (Spouse, domestic partner, parents and in-laws are all eligible to apply, even if you don’t).

COOL™ and CareOptions® are registered trademarks of NavGate Technologies®, a division of CareQuest® Inc. The COOL and CareOptions system is owned and operated by NavGate Technologies and provided by HealthChoice Insurance Solutions as a service to its group members. CareOptions is a consumer driven wellness and care planning system – CareOptions is not insurance nor is it owned or operated by any insurance company, HMO or care provider.

This insurance plan has been authorized by the Group Insurance Board for the purpose of offering long term care insurance to eligible State of Wisconsin employees and retirees under authority granted by Wis. Stats. § 40.55 and as set forth in Wis. Admin Code Chapter ETF 41. The criteria the Board uses include, but are not limited to: documentation of financial stability, demonstration of a reasonable ratio of claims paid to the premium level, authority to conduct business in the State of Wisconsin, agreeing to conditions for the rate-making process and other administrative conditions. ETF staff and the Board’s actuary review proposals for participation prior to Board approval. However, the Board does not require competitive bids nor a benefit comparison with similar products from other vendors. Authorization for payroll deduction should not be construed as an endorsement of this plan by either the Group Insurance Board or the Department of Employee Trust Funds. This insurance has exceptions, limitations and reductions. This letter is used as a source of leads in the solicitation of insurance and you may be contacted by an insurance agent if you request an information packet.

Insurance products are offered through HealthChoice. HealthChoice is not affiliated with any insurance company or HMO. Long-Term Care Insurance is underwritten by United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, Omaha, Nebraska 68175.

Policy form ICC13-LTC13

583 D’Onofrio Drive 101 • Madison, Wisconsin 53719
(800) 833-5823 • Fax (608) 833-7540
E-mail: info@healthchoice.comwww.healthchoice.com

Lunch and Learn: Beginner’s Yoga


What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Beginner’s Yoga
When: Wednesday, May 28th
12:10  – 12:50 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Room A
Whether this is your first experience with Yoga, or you have experienced this practice before, this is a session for you!  Join Kress Events Center Yoga Instructor and Personal Training, Liz Brandt, on a journey to break down some of the fundamental form and theories involved to help create a successful practice geared towards YOUR level of fitness!

Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Unsolicited Telephone Calls Regarding Annuities and Retirement Benefits

Some members of the Wisconsin Retirement System have received unsolicited telephone calls from persons offering to come to the member’s home to discuss their retirement account. The caller claims to be associated with the Department of Employee Trust Funds. ETF is not associated with these solicitations and does not share or sell member information to third parties. In addition, ETF does not schedule meetings in the private homes of members. Individuals who have concerns about receiving one of these solicitations should contact ETF toll-free at 1-877-533-5020.

Natural and Applied Sciences Heirloom Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Laboratory Science Greenhouse
Someone will be available at the greenhouse between 7:00 to hand out numbers, so that you do not need to stand in line. Doors open at 9 AM and people will be allowed to enter in order by number. Cash and checks only.
Natural & Applied Sciences invites you to the 18th annual Heirloom Plant Sale. We typically include over 50 varieties of peppers and over 70 different varieties of tomatoes. Other vegetables will likely include eggplants, cucumbers, broccoli, and lettuce. We also have herbs and fine selection of flowers. We will be offering a number of unusual herbs and flowers this year including several unique basils.
For more information:  http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/heirloom/

Welcome Adam Miller

Adam started as the Assistant Athletics Director for Development on April 1, 2014.  Prior to UW-Green Bay he was employed at Florida Southern College for three years.  He earned his BA and MBA at Florida Southern College.  Adam’s hometown is Detroit, Michigan, and he has two sisters, Hilary and Allison.  Welcome Adam!

Bellin Run: UWGB Team T-Shirt Contest

One of the exciting features of the Bellin Run Corporate Challenge is participating in a team t-shirt contest!  Corporate teams are able to submit a team t-shirt design for judging by elite athletes, race officials, and local area personalities.  T-shirts are judged on how they best represent their company and the theme pertaining to the Bellin Run.  The 2014 t-shirt theme is “Yes, You Can!”

On that note, we want you to know the Wellness Committee is hosting an internal t-shirt design contest!  Members of the campus community are encouraged to submit their own t-shirt designs for consideration of the UW-Green Bay 2014 Corporate Challenge team t-shirt! The winning t-shirt design will be submitted to the Bellin Run for the Corporate Challenge t-shirt contest, displayed at the expo, and used as the design for the 2014 Corporate Challenge team t-shirt! Designs are limited to the front of the t-shirt and one ink color.  (We reserve the right to adjust designs as necessary in order to meet ordering requirements)

As an incentive for participation in the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run Corporate Challenge, the Wellness Committee is sponsoring team t-shirts for all individuals that register under the UW-Green Bay corporate team by May 1, 2014! 
Register today!

Submit your t-shirt designs to the Wellness Committee by Wednesday, April 16th to be included in the contest.

Welcome Sean Burdette

Sean started on March 21, 2014, as Head Coach for Women’s Volleyball. Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay he was the Assistant Coach at the University of Mississippi for three years. He earned his degree at Ohio Dominican University in Visual Communications. His home town is Silver Spring, Maryland. We’d like to welcome Sean, his wife Jacqueline and their three daughters, Brinley, Carlyn and Chase to UW-Green Bay.






Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Individual Sessions

Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.  Please see the attachments for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and new options.

When:   Thursday; April 24, 2014; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   Student Services Building, Room 1705

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at scott.schewe@greatwest.com

Lunch and Learn: Live 54218 @ the Inclusivity Health Fair



What:              Lunch and Learn: Live 54218 @ the Inclusivity Health Fair

When:              Thursday, April 3
1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

Where:             Phoenix Rooms

Where we live, learn, work and play impacts our health.  By investing in health – personally, at work, and in the community – we not only prevent disease, but also save dollars, strengthen businesses and improve quality of life in our community.  Join Jen Van Den Elzen, director of Live54218.org, to learn about five key behaviors that affect your health and successful strategies for creating a worksite and a community that support you in living a long and healthy life! Please see the flyer for details.

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