Living in Uncertain Times During COVID-19 Presentation

Presentation from Kepro, our Employee Assistance Program provider, and our UWGB Wellness Center

We are all living in unprecedented times, which fosters worry and anxiety. Heightened worry and fear can only make trigger events worse than they already are. Controlling the way that we process the events is the goal of this seminar.  Please plan to join us for this virtual presentation.

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Please sign up to attend: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbAE69Tz2ZDuoZ0

If you aren’t able to join us during the live presentation, a recording will be available after the presentation at https://www.uwgb.edu/phoenix-forward/faculty/employee-health-wellness/.

Questions? Please email wellness@uwgb.edu

March Wellness Activity: 60 Second Challenge

Get set, go, your 60 seconds begins now!!

We have an exciting new opportunity for you to participate in called the 60 Second Challenge to encourage movement throughout the day and get you away from the computer for a minute. It is proven that those who take breaks throughout the workday are to be more productive.

The 60 Second Challenge encourages you to be physically active for 60 seconds every hour of the workday. The exercises are predetermined with modifications and variations that can be completed in any order throughout the day and at any point within the hour.

The unique aspect of the challenge is that you will have completed 8 minutes, of the recommended 30 minutes, of physical activity each day by incorporating it into your workday.

To participate you can use the tracking sheet and the exercise resource sheets (links below). The tracking sheet allows you to track your completed exercises throughout the day and how many reps if you choose to do so. The exercise resource sheets will provide you with descriptions and pictures on how to properly perform each exercise along with modifications and variations. When you have completed the 2-week tracking sheet you can email wellness@uwgb.edu a picture of it to receive a code to self-report your participation in this employer sponsored well-being activity for Well Wisconsin at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin.

It is helpful to set hourly reminders for yourself or you can set a daily reminder and snooze it every hour, so it keeps coming up throughout the day.

Following the challenge, you can do another two-week challenge with new exercises which is also included (please see “Round 2” tab on tracking sheet). You are not required to do this to earn credit – it would be an option to benefit yourself and your health.

Source: Well Wisconsin

TIAA virtual meetings available in March

Meet with a financial consultant at the University of Wisconsin System in a Virtual Counseling Session

No matter where you are in life – just getting started or planning for retirement – a session with a TIAA Financial Consultant can help you create a plan for your goals.  And, it’s at no additional cost as part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

TIAA will be available these dates and times for a virtual one-on-one session.

  • Tuesday, March 16 at 10 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesday, March 17 at 9 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesday, March 23 at 9 am to 4 pm

RSVP today, as space is limited.  Register for sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8 am to 8 pm (ET). We look forward to working with you.

Click here to register for a virtual consultation with TIAA 

This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute fiduciary investment advice under ERISA, a securities recommendation under all securities laws, or an insurance product recommendation under state insurance laws or regulations. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.

Investment, insurance and annuity products are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, are not bank deposits, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not a condition to any banking service or activity, and may lose value.

The TIAA group of companies does not offer tax advice. See your tax advisor regarding your particular situation.

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member FINRA, distributes securities products. Annuity contracts and certificates are issued by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) and College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF), New York, NY. Each is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. 

Onsite Health Screening

Time to register for your onsite health screening!

A free health screening* event has been scheduled at the Green Bay and Sheboygan campuses for employees (and spouses) who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

At an onsite screening, you’ll learn your measurements for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (HDL, LDL and total), triglycerides and glucose, and be in and out in 20 minutes. Register today!

Green Bay Campus:

  • DATE:  Tuesday, September 21, 2021
  • TIME:  7:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • LOCATION:  University Union, Phoenix Rooms, Green Bay campus

Sheboygan Campus:

  • DATE:  Thursday, September 9, 2021
  • TIME:  8:00 to 10:30 am
  • LOCATION:  Wombat Room, Sheboygan campus

Please register at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin by clicking “Get Started” on the Biometric Screening card.  Click here for instructions.

Earn your $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive

Complete three activities by October 8, 2021 to earn the $150 Well Wisconsin incentive.

  1. Get a Health Check – Complete a biometric screening (details above), dental exam or coaching session, more information available at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin.
  2. Complete the WebMD One’s health assessment – it takes about 10 minutes and is mobile and tablet friendly!
  3. Complete a Well-Being Activity through WebMD (ex. complete a challenge, listen to two 30 minute interviews, etc.).

For more information on the Well Wisconsin Program or to complete your activities, log in to webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin­­.  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the health screening.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

WRS Webinars Offered in February & March

ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Visit our webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

Annuity Options
When you get your retirement estimate, you’ll see that there are many options for receiving your retirement benefit. You can choose to receive the payment for your life or extend it beyond your life to your loved ones. The choice is yours. We’ll discuss how each option impacts the size of your payment and affects your loved ones.

  • Wed, Mar 3, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Mar 5, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 11, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2336760589469013771

Newly Retired? What to Expect
When you first retire you may experience several changes.  We’ll help prepare you for some of these changes by discussing:

  1. When and how to change your retirement benefit payment option.
  2. When you’ll receive tax information.
  3. What mailings you will receive.
  4. Why your monthly payment may change.
  5. Rules you must follow if you return to work for a position under the WRS.
  • Thu, Mar 4, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 11, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Mar 19, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Mar 24, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1011260839278647310

WRS Effective Rates and Annuity Adjustments
Each year you may see changes to the amount of your retirement payment. We’ll discuss why and how these changes happen.  By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  1. Define WRS effective rate and annuity adjustment.
  2. Explain how the Core Trust Fund and Variable Trust Fund effective rates are calculated.
  3. Explain how the Core Trust Fund and Variable Trust Fund annuity adjustments are calculated.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 4, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wed, Mar 10, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 18, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6452814252490226444

WRS Retirement Benefit Calculation Methods
Have you requested a retirement estimate? Thinking about it? In this webinar, we’ll discuss how we calculate your retirement benefit.

  • Mon, Mar 1, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tue, Mar 9, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 18, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Mar 22, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3851065177847728398

Preparing for Your Retirement
Planning to retire in the next 1-10 years? Then this webinar is for you. We’ll discuss:

  1. The money you and your employer have put towards your retirement account.
  2. How your retirement account grows through investments.
  3. When you can retire.
  4. Options for receiving your retirement benefit.
  5. Rules you must follow if you return to work after retiring.
  6. What happens to your account after you die.
  7. Changes to your health and life insurance in retirement.

Learn in a way that fits your schedule. Attend this presentation in a live webinar!

  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Mar 12, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 25, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Apr 8, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2062561071726664450


Additional Contributions

Looking to increase your WRS retirement? Learn how Additional Contributions can increase your WRS retirement benefit. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  1. Define Additional Contributions.
  2. Identify how Additional Contributions increase your retirement fund.
  3. Arrange to make Additional Contributions to your WRS account(s).
  4. Find and use ETF resources to calculate your Additional Contribution amount.
  • Fri, Feb 26, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2366304466240366864

Beneficiary Designations – What Happens to My Account When I Die?
Death is never easy to talk about, but it’s important to know where your money is going. We’ll discuss:

  1. How to update your account so your loved ones may receive money after your death.
  2. Important times to make sure your account is up to date.
  3. What happens if you forget to update your account.
  4. How to check who you currently have on file.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/9013962762161514253

Overview of the WRS
Are you new to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)? We’ll let you know what to expect. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the elements of the Wisconsin Retirement System.
  2. Explain how the WRS pension works.
  3. Identify benefits available through the WRS.
  4. Find resources for more information.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4616515485623567888

Register for a webinar 

Wellness Wednesdays in March

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are invited to join the Wellness Committee on Wednesdays in March for virtual wellness activities!

Registration (you will receive a calendar invite with a link to attend)

March 3rd – Progressive Muscle Relaxation
12:15-12:30pm
Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve tension in the body.  You tense a group of muscles as you breathe in, and you relax them as you breathe out.  For the full experience, find a comfortable position lying down to participate.

March 10th – Chair Yoga
12:15-12:30pm
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. Just like a regular yoga practice, chair yoga increases flexibility and body awareness.

March 24th – Meditation (Guided Imagery)
12:15-12:30pm
Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that draws on your ability to visualize and daydream. This session will take you on a mental vacation to the beach under the warm sun and ocean air.

March 31st – Stretch Break (Posture Reset)
12:15-12:30pm
This short session will help your body reset and counteract the effects of poor posture. Poor posture in any aspect of your life can exhaust muscles and lead to low back and other chronic pain if it’s not addressed.

Financial Aid Advisor

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid and will have significant involvement with file review and verification. Duties will include working with students and/or families as well as discussing or presenting on financial aid at on or off campus events. This position will assist with internal and external scholarships and be involved with the University emergency grant program(s).

For further information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, March 7, 2021.