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TIAA-CREF's individual counseling sessions will help you answer questions like:

- Are you setting realistic goals for key life events and retirement?

- Can you better balance your spending priorities to help you save more for your financial goals?

- What investment mix and strategy is best for you to increase your portfolio's potential?

- How do I get started contributing to the College's retirement plan?

Sign up today space is limited. For an appointment please call 866-843-5640 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET)

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Now that the holidays are over, your wallet may be feeling a little lighter than usual. While managing your money can seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be! January is a great time to make changes and create new habits, so follow these guidelines to stay smart about your finances:

  • Don’t be afraid to use some tricks to make yourself save money – do whatever works for you.
  • ALWAYS pay bills on time to keep a good credit score – and check your report for errors!
  • Don’t invest in something that sounds too good to be true with high returns and little risk. 
  • Insure against major financial disasters with homeowner’s, car, and health insurance – don’t worry about smartphone, travel, or extended warranty insurance.

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Stressed?  Tired?  Over-burdened with work and family obligations?  Living too close to the edge?  You can learn to recharge your batteries and nourish yourself on a daily basis by living a more mindful life.  Regular practice of meditation slows you down, creates the space you need to relax and take stock, and can provide a measure of comfort and ease in the midst of the chaos of daily life.  This is NOT rocket science!  Anyone can learn how to “take care of your mind” and find the still point of rest and relaxation so vital and necessary in the world we live in

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On January 8, 2014, Mind, Body, Me welcomed it's newest members to Flight 9 of the wellness program!  

"You're off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way
~Dr. Seuss

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The Office of Human Resources would like to present to faculty, staff, and students our newest Work/Life Mission Series. This semester's Work/Life Distinguished Faculty series will explore a variety of topic presented by our very own distinguished faculty! Join us for our first workshop:

Smart Money: Personal Finance for Your Everyday Life
PRESENTER: Professor Joseph Cheng
WHEN: January 30th starting at 11:15am 
WHERE: Human Resources Conference Room (GL52)
RSVP: benefits@ithaca.edu

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The Office of Human Resources recognizes the importance of accessibility to your benefit vendors. To accomplish this, our Aetna Representative, Denise Dolinsky is available on campus each month to answer any questions you may have on how to use the Aetna Medical plans, or specific questions related to Aetna coverage, claims, providers, etc.  

Meetings with Denise are held in Human Resources between 11:00am-1pm the following Tuesday’s in the first quarter of 2014.

Tuesday, January 14th

Tuesday, January 21st

Tuesday, February 4th

Tuesday, February 18th

Tuesday, March 4th

Tuesday, March 18th

To schedule a meeting call Human Resources at 274-8000.

Happy New Year! 

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You have achieved the one year mark with your Mind, Body, Me wellness program and it’s only the beginning. In celebration of this achievement, we held our first Flight Festival and what a success it was!

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The Benefits & Work/Life Department would like to send a very special THANK YOU to our 2013 Work/Life Lunch-and-Learn presenters from Ithaca College:

Chris Pogorzala – Exercise Your Mind: The Benefits of Staying Mentally Active
Dr. C. Vivian Lorenzo – Vaccines for Travel and for Life
Tim Ryan – Put Out the Fire
Dr. Gary Sforzo – Breaking Out of an Eating Rut
Sean Reilley – The Perfect Fit
Julie Dorsey & Lynn Gitlow – Office Ergonomics: Setting Up a Comfortable Workstation

You are the reason for the success of our Lunch-and-Learn program and it is with sincere appreciation that we THANK YOU for your commitment to excellence.

The holidays are upon us! Let eni's BalanceWorks Newsletter help you through the season with great stress management techniques. 

Read more here: http://www.eniweb.com/documents/eniBalanceWorksNewsletter-Dec2013.pdf

The ultimate promise of technology is to make us master of a world that we command by the push of a button” ~ Volker Grassmuck

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If you elected coverage under the Aetna POS II plan for 2014 you will be receiving a new Aetna ID card due to the change in the copay structure under the POS II.  Aetna’s goal is that all POS II members will receive an updated ID card prior to January 1, 2014.   Please be sure to replace your existing card with the new card you will be receiving and present your new card to healthcare provider in the New Year.   

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As of Dec. 31, the New York State Department of Labor will apply an incremental increase to the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, raising it to $8.00 per hour, effective December 31, 2013.  The minimum wage will continue to increase to $8.75 in 2014 and to $9.00 in 2015.

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Each year in January, the College is required by law to provide all employees (staff, administration, faculty, and students), notice of pay rate and pay day information as outlined under section 195.1 of the New York state Labor Law. 

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Congratulations to Rebecca Lesses (Jewish Studies) for winning the Mind, Body, Me Open House door prize!

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  Ithaca College's annual winter celebratory events are as follows:

  • Family Holiday Party 
    Fountain Place - December 14
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm (RSVP Required)
  • Holiday Faculty/Staff Reception
    Fountain Place - December 17
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (RSVP Required)
  • Campus Holiday Luncheon
    Terrace Dining Hall - December 19
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm (NO RSVP Necessary)

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Mind, Body, Me is excited to announce the beginning of a NEW flight – Flight 9 – on January 8, 2014!

The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me wellness program focuses on YOU: the employee. It gets you involved by helping you identify and move towards your personal health goals and encourages celebration of your successes. Mind, Body, Me promotes a culture of wellness at IC, and in doing so, supports a healthier YOU!

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We are pleased to announce that this year’s “Thank You for Making a Difference” peer-to-peer appreciation program was a resounding success with record numbers of employees using the power of "Thank You"! 

In recognition of the kind-hearted spirit of this campus, and understanding that many employees were away for the entire week of Thanksgiving break, the Bookstore will reinstate coupon redemption from Wednesday, December 4 – 6, 2013!

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The Work/Life Mission Series "Gaining the Edge on Diabetes" would like to present our last series workshop... 

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The holiday season is often a time when most of us forget about eating healthy and indulge in all the holiday treats like cookies, casseroles and cakes! But remember, sticking to your healthy eating and exercise routine through the busy schedules and holiday feasts is an ideal way to look and feel better once the holidays pass.

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