Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Link to ME Calendar

In response to several requests, we have created a ME Google Calendar which notifies people as to who may be out of the office on particular days.  It will also eventually have important departmental deadlines posted to it.  For example, when the spring semester grad student appointments are due to ME Payroll.  The link is on the ME website in the intranet section.

Here's the link:  http://www.me.umn.edu/intranet/index.shtml

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.



Monday, November 2, 2015

2016 Open Enrollment for Employee Benefits

November 2, 2015

Open Enrollment for 2016 for Employee Benefits has opened.  It is open through November 30.  Here's the link to the web site for open enrollment, http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/openenroll/index.html
There really aren't many changes this year.  You need to take action if you want to participate in a health care or dependent daycare flexible spending account.

You won't need to take action if:
  • You are satisfied with your medical and dental plan and optional coverage choices. There’s no need to re-enroll if you don’t plan to enroll in an FSA or add disability coverage. Your current coverage will continue into 2016.
You can make a change if:
  • You want to choose a different medical or dental plan option.
  • You want to add medical or dental coverage or cancel coverage.
  • You want to add coverage for your spouse or dependent children or cancel their coverage.
  • You want to enroll in child life insurance without proof of good health.
  • You want to increase short-term disability coverage up to $200 without evidence of good health.
  • You want to add or increase the amount of long-term disability insurance, if you are a civil service or labor represented employee.
Paper copies of the various providers in each network in the medical and dental plans are located at the front desk.  Please read them at the front desk so we don't lose them.

If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by and see me.