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03-23-2015 Anthem External Data Breach
The University has been advised by the NYS Department of Civil Service that Anthem, Inc., parent of Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield which provides services to NYSHIP as the vendor for the Empire Plan Hospital Program, has reported a data breach. Anthem will send letters to impacted members with an offer of free credit monitoring and identity protection services. More information is available at 1-877-263-7995 or visit anthemfacts.com.
Please click here for more information regarding SUNY's Child Protection Policy.
Follow this link to the Child Protection Processing Guidelines and the Volunteer Information Collection Form and Agreement.
09-30-2015 Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Staff
Please follow this link for more information regarding the Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Staff.
10-08-2015 Inclement Weather Memo
10-20-2015 2015-2016 Holiday Memo
As part of the 2011-2016 Agreement between the State University of New York and United University Professions (UUP), the Chancellor's Power of SUNY Performance Incentive will be paid to UUP-represented faculty and staff in the check of November 4, 2015. The Agreement stipulates that $500 will be added to the basic annual salary of eligible full-time UUP represented faculty and staff effective June 30, 2015 and pro-rated for part-time UUP represented faculty and staff. The incentive will be retroactive to July 1, 2015 or September 1, 2015 based on professional obligation.
In general, to receive the incentive payment, UUP-represented faculty and professional staff must be on the payroll in active or paid leave status on June 30, 2015 and October 21, 2015. The payment will be pro-rated for part time faculty and staff, and will either be retroactive to July 1, 2015, or September 1, 2015 based on professional obligation
In addition, employees who worked at least one semester during the twelve month period beginning July 1, 2014 and whose employment expired prior to July 1, 2015 are eligible for the payment if they have been reemployed and have a payroll status of active or leave with pay on the payment effective date and on October 21, 2015.
If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Robinson-Boyett at (607) 777-2129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for information on how you can set aside pre-tax earnings toward your retirement through the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plans.
The Annual Option Transfer Period will be Wednesday, November 18 through Friday, December 18, 2015. During this period, employees who wish to request an option transfer change for 2016 must complete a Health Insurance Transaction Form (PS-404) and return it to the Human Resources office by December 18.
For eligible employees who wish to elect or must re-new Opt Out for next year, the 2016 Opt Out Attestation Form (PS409) is not yet available. The PS-409 is required, along with the PS-404, to elect opt out. Refer to your Planning for Option Transfer Booklet for program details.
No action is required if you are not making any health plan changes for 2016.
Click here for more information including the 2016 health insurance bi-weekly rates.
Employees may have or will soon receive health insurance notifications from the NYS Department of Civil Service. The two separate notifications regarding COBRA and Patient Protection & Affordable Act (PPACA) related tax documents are "for your information." To help clarify their purpose, click here for an important message from Human Resources.
TIAA is proud to provide individual financial advice and guidance for Binghamton employees at no additional cost. In addition to on-campus individual counseling and advice sessions, Alicia S. Brady, your TIAA Financial Consultant, will also be hosting a Help Desk on specific days. The TIAA Help Desk will be able to:
- Schedule appointments
- Assist in completing Salary Reduction Agreement Forms
- Answer general questions
There is a Help Desk scheduled for March 11, from 10 am -1 pm in Academic Building A, Room 202, and no appointment is required. Please note that no individual counseling or investment advice will be provided at the Help Desk.
Click here for the Summer Hours & Holidays Memo 2016.
Effective 4/30/16, the NYPERL long-term care contract with MedAmerica Insurance Co. expires. Once a new vendor is selected and a contract is executed, new employees hired on or after May 1, 2016 will be given the opportunity to elect NYPERL coverage. New information will be provided as soon as it is available.
Current NYPERL enrollees will continue to be covered by MedAmerica as long as they do not stop paying their insurance premiums. However, automated payroll deductions will end at some point after May 1, 2016 for those enrollees who pay their premium via payroll deduction. Any new enrollee who signs up for coverage between March 1, 2016 and April 30, 2016, will not be able to elect payroll deduction as their payment method. MedAmerica will provide enrollees with alternate payment options when payroll deductions end.
Have you been wondering how your NYSHIP health insurance will work in retirement? Human Resources invites employees to register for one of the "Health Insurance in Retirement" sessions below to learn about retiree health insurance eligibility and use, along with the opportunity to have your questions answered during the workshop.
- Tuesday, May 24: 10:00 -11:30 a.m. in LH-8
- Monday, June 6: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in LH-9
- Wednesday, June 8: (Nightshift) 11:15 p.m.-12:45 a.m. in UU-120
Managers and supervisors are asked to be flexible with approving staff member requests to attend. Go online to submit your required registration. Employees without computer access may contact Luanne DiRico at 607-777-6950 to register.
Employees must read this if you are enrolled in a family NYSHIP health insurance plan (including GSEU-SEHP) through Binghamton University.
The New York State Department of Civil Service Employee Benefits Division is conducting a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit (DEVA). The contracted company who will contact enrollees is Health Management Systems, Inc. (HMS).
Family health plan enrollees will receive dependent audit instructions directly from HMS. During the period of July 5 to August 19, 2016, you will be required to submit documentation verifying the eligibility of each of your dependents covered under the NYSHIP plan as of January 1, 2016. Failure to provide sufficient proof of eligibility in a timely manner will result in the retroactive removal of the dependent back to January 1, 2016.
If you successfully verified your dependent CHILD during the 2009 audit, you will not be required to provide proof for them again.
Initial notices were mailed to enrollees’ homes in December 2015. Additional notices with detailed instructions will be mailed directly to your home in early summer. Please watch for these notices and be prepared to respond in a timely fashion. Samples of enrollee communications and detailed information can be found on the NYSHIP website under the “Current Topics” section.
05-12-2016 Retirement Basics Newsletter - What Everyone Should Know
Human Resources encourages faculty and staff to review general SUNY retirement system information you should be aware of in our latest newsletter Retirement Basics - What Everyone Should Know. Topics include plan guidelines, vesting, voluntary savings options, the importance of updating beneficiary information, and more.
06-27-2016 UUP Deficit Reduction Repayment
For employees subject to Deficit Reduction in academic years 2013-14 and/or 2014-15, click here for the memo regarding repayment information.
Brendan Dunuwila from Voya Financial Advisors will be on campus hosting two different retirement planning seminars entitle "The Fundamentals of Retirement Planning" on Thursday, September 22, and "Income in Retirement - Where Will The Money Come From?" on Thursday, October 27. Lunch will be served during each session 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Click here to reserve your seat for one or both sessions.
- Wed, 9/28 - UU 121
- Thurs, 10/13 - UU 122
- Thurs, 10/20 - UU 124
- Thurs, 11/10 - UU 121
- Wed, 12/7 - UU 121
- Thurs, 12/15 - UU 124
If you would like to schedule a confidential counseling session during October with TIAA retirement representative Alicia Brady, click here for her schedule and to register online or call (800) 732-8353.
Dan Kain from NYS Deferred Compensation will be on campus from 11 am - 3 pm Monday, October 17 in UU 122. Whether you are interested in establishing a new tax deferred retirement account or would like to review your current investments, go online to schedule your confidential appointment.