News and Announcements
Annual Reminder: Regarding Spring Ballooned Premiums for
Summer Insurance Coverage
Coverage under the University-paid PEBB insurance package of medical, dental, basic life, and basic long term disability will continue through the summer months for full time faculty and staff on less than 11 month appointments, provided they return to eligible pay status in September. Prepaid premiums do not guarantee your coverage through the summer if you do not return in the fall. For those who have a Lecturer position, coverage will end June 30 unless we are notified of your reappointment for the next academic year.
Medical Insurance and Optional Life Insurance:
For appointments paid over the academic year (9 mos.), double insurance premiums are deducted (ballooned) from April 10 through June 25 to collect premiums due for July through September. If your insurance premiums are ballooned and you receive pay anytime in July through September, no medical or life premiums will be deducted. Employees on a semester schedule may have adjustments in fall if full premiums are not collected, due to the early semester end date in May.
TIAA Consulting Appointments Available
Appointments are available to meet with EWU’s TIAA financial consultant who can help you create a plan or get you started planning for retirement savings. This is a free service to you! Get answers to questions such as:
- Are my investments a right mix to meet retirement goals?
- Am I saving enough for retirement?
- How will I take income from my account when I stop working?
⦁ April 10, 2018 ⦁ May 8, 2018 ⦁ June 13, 2018
⦁ April 11, 2018 ⦁ May 15, 2018 ⦁ June 18, 2018
⦁ April 25, 2018 ⦁ May 16, 2018 ⦁ June 19, 2018
Session Times: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00
You can schedule an appointment online at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or call 1.800.732.8353.
These sessions are available to all employees who participate in TIAA as a retirement plan or through the Voluntary Investment Plan.
Governor Inslee supports your journey toward living well!
Did you know that Governor Jay Inslee encourages you to join him on SmartHealth? Learn more about his support for SmartHealth.
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Have fun. Earn rewards. Complete the SmartHealth Well-being Assessment to earn a $25 Amazon.com gift card.
The assessment only takes about 15 minutes, personalizes your SmartHealth experience, and is the first step toward qualifying for the $125 wellness incentive. Learn more about SmartHealth for details.
Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) Live Webinars!
New! Live retirement webinars for DRS members and DCP participants. See available webinars.
Find out more about your retirement plan and benefits at a time and place that is convenient for you. Webinar topics include:
- Plan 2 or Plan 3 resources and questions about which plan is right for you.
- The fundamentals of your retirement plan: Contributions, benefits, investment selections (Plan 3), retirement requirements and options.
- How DCP can help you save more for retirement
- AND MUCH MORE!
Please see the webinar schedule for the link to join the webinar, and to review the full webinar schedule for additional webinars, dates and times. It is recommended that you log into the webinar 10-15 minutes in advance to test connection and sound. Please review how to join a DRS Webinar for tips on accessing the webinar, audio, and sending questions. Please be aware the audio comes through your computer so you’ll need speakers or a headset. The webinars are not recorded.