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World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an annual awareness day celebrated around the globe that draws worldwide attention to the tobacco epidemic and highlights the need for effective policies to reduce tobacco use. World No Tobacco Day is celebrated each year on May 31st!
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The transition to PayFlex for both Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts is now complete. You can access your PayFlex accounts via Aetna Navigator at www.aetna.com. Or you can check out the PayFlex website at www.payflex.com/welcome for a personal walk through of PayFlex. If you have additional questions about PayFlex, your spending accounts, or health saving accounts please join us for one of our PayFlex information sessions on the following dates & times.
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Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 05/07/2015
As our first week with PayFlex comes to a close, a few reminders for those with a Health Care Flexible Spending Account.
By now you have received a new PayFlex Debit Card that you can begin to use on or after May 8, 2015 to pay for Prescription Drug co-pays. The FSA PayFlex card will allow participants to use the card at qualified merchants where MasterCard is accepted. In order for the cards to work the stores must have a system that can process healthcare cards (most large chain stores have this system). The debit card can only be used to pay for prescription copays. *Once you exhaust your Flexible Spending Account please retain your debit card if you plan to elect to have a flexible spending account in future years. If you elected a healthcare flexible spending account in 2015 and have NOT received a debit card please contact email@example.com
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The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is pleased to bring you our monthly newsletter for May.
Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 05/05/2015
This month we are sharing some great reminders on our retirement plan, our transition to PayFlex for the administration of our Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, as well as information about our exciting Summer Wellness Series.
Have a Great May!
As part of the Work/Life Summer Wellness Series, Dr. Mike Massari will be presenting a workshop on “How to Lose 20 Pounds in 30 Days”. The purpose of this Summer Wellness Series is to help you become a healthier and happier YOU!
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Don’t forget to check out our new Wellbeing Tracks! The Wellbeing Tracks are pathways for you to follow in your journey for better health. Each Wellbeing Track is designed to focus on a specific aspect of health and help you to lead a healthier lifestyle.
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/30/2015
Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/28/2015
Do not miss out on this Summer Wellness Series with Ithaca Chiropractor, Dr. Mike Massari, brought to you by the Office of Human Resource’s Work/Life Lunch and Learn series! Throughout the summer months of 2015 Dr. Mike will lead workshops on How to Lose 20 pounds in 30 days, Home and Body Detox, Secrets to Longevity and more! The workshops will help you become a healthier and happier YOU. The schedule of events is below:
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We recently announced that Aetna has partnered with PayFlex to administer Ithaca College Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts. As a result of this change our Aetna Representative will be on campus several times over the next few weeks conducting informational sessions on PayFlex and to answer any questions employees may have on the change to PayFlex. The following informational sessions will be held in the Office of Human Resources, Garden Level, Peggy Ryan Williams Center. No RSVP necessary.
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/21/2015
TIAA-CREF Managing Director and Global Investment Strategist Dan Morris, who makes regular appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg News, will discuss economic developments that could impact your retirement savings strategy, including global market perspectives, the pace of the U.S. economic recovery, and how the Federal Reserve Bank’s actions could influence markets.
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Investment strategies can differ greatly from a rapid growth strategy to a safety strategy. The most important part of any investment strategy is that it aligns with the individual's goals and is closely monitored.
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If you are interested in learning more about Flexible Work Arrangements, The Office of Human Resources is holding informational sessions for supervisors and employees. The following sessions will be available in the HR Conference Room (PRWC, GL52).
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/21/2015
EAP INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS FOR EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/17/2015
Discover practical strategies for taking retirement income, tax advantages of various types of distributions, and see how to manage your retirement plan account for the long term.
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