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Date Posted Information
06/28/2016

TIAA Summer Appointment Schedule

06/27/2016

UUP Deficit Reduction Repayment Memo

05/16/2016

VALIC Representative on Campus June 7

05/12/2016

Retirement Basics Newsletter - What Everyone Should Know

05/11/2016

NYSHIP Dependent Eligibility Project

05/01/2016

Health Insurance in Retirement Workshop

04/25/2016

Fidelity Social Security Analysis Program

04/11/2016

NYPERL Contract Termination - Effective April 30, 2016

03/15/2016

Fidelity Campus Visit Schedule Spring 2016

03/09/2016

Summer Hours & Holidays Memo 2016

03/08/2016

Introducing TIAA Financial Advice & Help Desk

01/29/2016

Employee Health Insurance Notifications

11/16/2015

Annual Optional Transfer Period / Health Insurance Rates 2016

11/07/2015

Tax Deferred Annuity Options for 2016

11/05/2015

UUP Chancellor's Power of SUNY

10/20/2015

2015-2016 Holiday Memo

10/08/2015

Inclement Weather Memo

09/30/2015

Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Faculty

09/30/2015

Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Staff

09/29/2015

Clery Act Notification & Other Policy Reminders

08/04/2015

2015-2016 Holiday Payroll Deadlines and Information

05/12/2015

Child Protection Policy

03/23/2015

University employees may be affected by Anthem external data breach




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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.

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05-12-2015  Child Protection Policy

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.

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08-04-2015  2015-2016 Holiday Payroll Deadlines and Information

Please click here for more information regarding upcoming 2015-2016 Holiday Payroll Deadlines and Information

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 09-29-2015 Clery Act Notification & Other Policy Reminders

Please follow this link for more information on the Clery Act Notification & Other Policy Reminders.

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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.

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09-30-2015 Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Faculty

Please follow this link for more information regarding the Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Faculty.

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 10-08-2015    Inclement Weather Memo

Please follow this link for the annual reminder regarding rules and regulations applicable to late arrivals, early departures and absences related to adverse weather conditions.


10-20-2015     2015-2016 Holiday Memo

Please click here for more information regarding the 2015-2016 Holiday Memo.

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  11-05-2015   UUP Chancellor's Power of SUNY Paid in Check of 11/4/2015

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.

Eligibility

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 clrobin@binghamton.edu.

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11-07-2015    Tax Deferred Annuity Options for 2016

Click here for information on how you can set aside pre-tax earnings toward your retirement through the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plans.

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11-16-2015    Annual Option Transfer - 2016 Health Insurance Rates

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.

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01-29-2016    Employee Health Insurance Notifications

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.

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03-08-2016    Introducing the TIAA Financial Advice and Guidance Help Desk

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:

  1. Schedule appointments
  2. Assist in completing Salary Reduction Agreement Forms
  3. 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.  

As a reminder, you can sign up for a confidential appointment by calling 800 732-8353 or visiting www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow


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03-09-2016    Summer Hours & Holidays Memo 2016

Click here for the Summer Hours & Holidays Memo 2016.

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03-15-2016    Fidelity Retirement Representative Schedule Spring 2016

Our Fidelity campus representative, Natalia DiGiovanni, CFP, is booking individual counseling sessions for Spring.  Click here to review her schedule.  Register by calling (800) 642-7131 or go online.

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04-11-2016    NYPERL Contract Termination - Effective April 30, 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.

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04-25-2016    Fidelity's Social Security Analysis Program

If you're 55 or older and have questions about social security, Fidelity Investments will be on campus April 28, May 12 and May 24 offering individual meetings on Social Security Analysis. The program will analyze your unique options to help you maximize lifetime income.  Click here for more information and meeting registration.

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05-01-2016    Health Insurance In Retirement Workshop

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.

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05-11-2016    NYSHIP Dependent Eligibility Project

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.

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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.

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05-16-2016    VALIC Representative on Campus June 7

To request a campus appointment on Tuesday, June 7, with VALIC representative Mark Nardella, click here to register via online, email or phone.

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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.

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06-28-2016   TIAA Summer 2016 Appointment Schedule

If you would like to meet with TIAA retirement representative Alicia Brady, click here to book your summer 2016 appointment.

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Last Updated: 6/28/16