Benefits

TSA Basics Workshop

To all employees interested in learning the basics about saving for the future through the UW Tax-sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program

Terry Lauber, Benefits Specialist with UW System Administration, will be on campus to provide a presentation and to answer questions about the UW Tax-sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program. See the flyer for more information.  No registration is necessary.  The presentation will be offered at the following times. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wood Hall, Room 328
11:30am-12:30pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm

Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What:                                Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event
                                          
(See below for incentive details!)

When:                               Monday, April 29th
                                          8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:                              Phoenix Rooms A & B, University Union

Who can Participate:       Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult�
                                           children enrolled in United HealthCare NE health insurance plan

How to Participate:          Pre-Registration is required!
                                             Register at https://register.wellness-inc.com/index/registration-key
                                             (Code St-88021-3)

Deadline to Register:      Friday, April 12, 2013

The State of Wisconsin health insurance plans are all offering Health Risk Assessments this year as a wellness initiative. By completing  a Health Risk Assessment (online questionnaire and a biometric screening) you are given results and tools to help you understand and potentially improve your health.  We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!

For United HealthCare NE, the biometric screening will consist of: 

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Glucose (Fingerstick)
  • Cholesterol Level (Fingerstick)

*For best results, it is recommended that the tests are taken under fasting conditions (no food for 12 hours prior to tests).

United HealthCare NE is offering a $75 gift card incentive for completing the Health Risk Assessment.

Details on the Health Risk Assessment and incentive can be found on United HealthCare’s website:  http://www.uhc.com/health_and_wellness/tools_calculators/online_health_assessment.htm

Please see the United Health Care flyer for additional information and direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation

WISCONSIN DEFERRED COMPENSATION (WDC) 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 linksfor more information about WDC’s Program highlights and new options.

When:   Monday, April 1, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   University Union Building, Room 103

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

Reminder – TIAA-CREF on March 25th and 26th.

Reminder….  There are still some open appointment times available to meet with TIAA-CREF on March 25th and 26th.

TIAA CREF INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS – March 25-26, 2013

 TIAA CREF is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions (see attachment) where you can discuss your financial situation with a TIAA CREF consultant.  They will be available to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions.  

Please see the attached flyer for more information about TIAA CREF sessions at UWGB.   To schedule a consultation with representative Chad Stein, call 1-866-843-5640  Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 8:00pm (EST), or register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 .

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

This message is for Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Employees

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has published an Employer Bulletin listing free public presentations in March and April regarding the Wisconsin Retirement System.  Topics include:

  • Calculating retirement benefits
  • Annuity options
  • Separation benefits
  • Taxes
  • Survivor benefits
  • Health and life insurance benefits

Presentations are scheduled for Appleton, Eau Claire, Hayward, Janesville, La Crosse, Marinette, Middleton/Madison, Pewaukee, Racine and Wausau.

Link to Bulletin:  http://etf.wi.gov/employers/bulletins_all/eba20130220.pdf

TIAA CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

TIAA CREF is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions on March 25 & 26, 2013 where you can discuss your financial situation with a TIAA CREF consultant.  They will be available to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions.    

Please see the attached flyer for more information about TIAA CREF sessions at UWGB.   To schedule a consultation with representative Chad Stein, call 1-866-843-5640  Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 8:00pm (EST), or register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 .  

 

 

Fidelity Investments Individual Counseling Sessions

Fidelity Investments is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions where you can discuss your financial situation with a Fidelity consultant.  Consultations are meant for participants to review their current retirement plan, investment strategy, or discuss ways in which Fidelity can help along the road to retirement.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University Union, Heritage Room #232

To schedule a confidential consultation with your Fidelity Investments representative, David Eichler, call 1-800-642-7131 or go to http://www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservation .

2011 WRS Annual Statements

Attention:   All Employees Covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System

Your Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) annual Statement of Benefits is now available online in the My UW System portal:  http://my.wisconsin.edu.  Login to the portal, go to the “Benefit Information” box, and click on the “Statements” tab.  Click on “ETF Annual Statement of Benefits (WRS) Issued 2012” to view and print your Statement

The WRS annual Statement of Benefits provides you with information about your Wisconsin Retirement System account as of January 1, 2012. Some of the information on the Statement includes 2011 WRS earnings and creditable service; total years of WRS creditable service, and separation and death benefit calculations.  You should review this Statement closely for accuracy.

Change to Statement – Section 2 – After Act 10 Service

The name of your retirement category is in both Sections 1 and 2 of the Statement.  If you are in a General, Teacher or Protective retirement category, all of your creditable service will be listed in the “Before 2000” and/or “After 1999” columns in Section 2 of the Statement.  Only employees in an Elected or Executive retirement category will have creditable service in the “After Act 10” column.  2011 Wisconsin Act 10 changed the way retirement benefits are calculated for Elected/Executive category employees so service earned after Act 10 must be tracked separately for this group of employees.

Information to Help You Understand Your WRS Statement of Benefits:

Please note that you will not receive a paper copy of the Statement

If you feel that any information on your Statement is incorrect, please contact your payroll office at 920.465.2390.

Year End Information for Classified Employees

**Please review the information below regarding important year-end information for classified employees and supervisors**

Vacation Carry Over
Normally, vacation time must be used within the calendar year during which it is earned.  Per the 2011-2013 Compensation Plan, employees may carry over any unused earned vacation into the following calendar year.  Any vacation carried over from the previous calendar year must be used by December 31 of the following calendar year.

The Human Resources System (HRS) will automatically take any vacation absences entered first from carry over balances before taking from 2013 allocations.

Compensatory Time
Compensatory time is able to be carried into the following calendar year if approved by the immediate supervisor.  If carried over, unused compensatory time must be used by December 31 of the following year or it will be paid out on the final payroll of the calendar year.

Personal and Legal Holidays
Personal and Legal holiday hours may not be carried into 2013 and if not used by December 31, 2012 will be forfeited. 

Annual Leave Conversion Option (Sabbatical)
Forms for all employees eligible for the Annual Leave Conversion Option are now available on the My UW System Portal, under the Time and Absence section, Statements tab.  All completed forms must be submitted to HR no later than Monday, December 3, 2012.

Please contact Human Resources at x 2390 or via e-mail at hr@uwgb.edu if you have any questions or concerns.