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Keep up with the latest benefits-related news.


Sept. 19, 2014
All benefits-eligible employees should complete Open Enrollment
Today's tip is a reminder that all benefits-eligible employees need to complete Open Enrollment, whether you enroll in or waive coverage.

Sept. 17, 2014
Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment
Today's tip is to remember that to complete Open Enrollment, you need your VUnetID and password.

Sept. 12, 2014
When will Open Enrollment selections take effect?
Today's tip is to remember that selections made during Open Enrollment will be effective Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2015, unless you have a qualifying life event such as marriage, divorce or the birth of a child.

Sept. 10, 2014
Get ready for Open Enrollmentt
Open Enrollment is right around the corner. Are you ready? To help you prepare, Vanderbilt's HR team will be sharing the top 10 things you need to know to prepare for Open Enrollment over the next five weeks.

Sept. 5, 2014
Save the Date: Benefits Open Enrollment is Oct. 15–31
Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to reflect on you and your families’ needs and to fine tune your benefits package to match.

July 31, 2014
Medicare, Social Security focus of educational sessions
Human Resources will host two free presentations on Aug. 19 and 20 to help employees plan for their transition to retirement.

June 27, 2014
Reminder: University Central transitions to flexPTO July 1
On July 1, University Central's flexPTO program will be in place. As a reminder, you can use this time for planned time off, including vacations and holidays, and for unanticipated absences such as personal or family illnesses.

June 16, 2014
My VU Benefits website will experience outage June 21-22
Due to planned upgrades, Vanderbilt's benefits enrollment website, My VU Benefits, will be unavailable June 21-22. The outage will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, and the site will be available again at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 23.

June 13, 2014
Free retirement investment workshop geared toward women June 24
Join Vanderbilt's Human Resources and TIAA-CREF on June 24 for an interactive workshop on basic retirement saving skills. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 208.

May 21, 2014
Vanderbilt benefits news: beneficiaries, unpaid leave, more
There are a variety of things you should know about your Vanderbilt benefits, including how to change beneficiaries and how your spending accounts and retirement savings are affected by a leave of absence.

April 30, 2014
FlexPTO coming in July for University Central
Non-union University Central employees will transition to flexPTO in July, joining the 14,500 Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees who moved to flexPTO in January.

April 14, 2014
Vanderbilt Health Plan members may be selected for audit
Each year, Vanderbilt randomly audits a small number of employees participating in the health plan who have selected coverage for covered dependents, such as a spouse, partner or child.

April 10, 2014
Free retirement income planning seminar April 29
Saving for retirement is different than living in retirement. That's why Human Resources and Fidelity Investments are offering a special seminar for Vanderbilt employees, "The Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning."

March 27, 2014
HR offers two retirement investment workshops April 15
Vanderbilt Human Resources is partnering with Vanguard to offer two free retirement investing workshops for employees. Both sessions will be presented by Vanguard, a Vanderbilt Retirement Plan vendor.

March 5, 2014
Report contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1
Employees who contribute to a non-Vanderbilt retirement plan through outside businesses in which they are at least a 50 percent owner need to report their contributions to Human Resources by April 1.

February 28, 2014
Social Security, Medicare focus of retirement sessions
Human Resources will sponsor two free education sessions on March 11 and 12 to help employees plan for their transition to retirement.

January 22, 2014
Free retirement counseling available to employees
Vanderbilt employees who participate in the retirement plan are eligible for free retirement counseling.

January 9, 2014
Human Resources announces benefits news for 2014
Check time off balances online; new look for benefits deductions on paychecks; My VU Benefits website; review and update your beneficiaries; C2HR website.


 

Also see Benefits news from 2013.


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