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In early June, participants in Ithaca College’s 403(b) Retirement Plan received a communication from TIAA, our service provider, announcing some exciting fund additions that were being made to the Plan.

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No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with Joseph Silino can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

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LifeMart, an employee discount program for Aetna members, makes everyday life a little more affordable — and a lot more fun — with both national and local discounts from brands you know and love. We provide real savings on real life needs. Child care. Senior care. Tuition. Travel. And all those little things in life that can add up. Groceries. Cell phones. The gym. Eating out. School supplies. Whether you’re planning a major purchase like a car, home or vacation, or just want to save on day-to-day essentials, LifeMart is your lifeline.

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Make the most out of these last few days of summer with discounts from Plum Benefits! 

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We wanted to share some of the latest updates related to the PayFlex Health Savings Account (HSA) investment account.

If you are investing your HSA dollars, as of October 1, 2019, you'll notice the following updates regarding your investment account and platform:

  • A new fund to your lineup of investments. The American Funds 2060 Target Date Retirement Fund (RFUTX) is being added as the next 5-year increment offering in the suite of target date funds offered by American Funds. 
  • A minimal monthly fee to your investment account. The fee is .02% of your investment account balance. This monthly fee aligns to industry standards. And it is automatically deducted from your HSA cash account each month.  

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No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with Joseph Silino can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

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The Hartford provides pre-trip information that helps benefit-eligible employees feel safe and secure while traveling.

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No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with Joseph Silino can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

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NexGen EAP is your confidential EAP and Work/Life benefit provided by your employer at no cost to you. You and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing, from assistance with everyday work and family issues to more challenging personal concerns.

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We hope you will find the following information helpful. It is a reminder of how to get in touch with our benefit plan providers via phone or website. We encourage you to contact our partners directly whenever you have a question about a claim, want to know more about the services they provide, need a new ID card, etc. 

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The Hartford provides expert support to help benefit-eligible employees or their loved ones cope with the emotional, financial, and legal issues that arise after a loss. This also includes 24/7-unlimited phone contact with professionals, as well as five face-to-face sessions that help with topics such as grief and loss, job pressures, stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship/marital conflicts. Beneficiary Assist is included with our Life and Accident coverages. Learn More About Beneficiary Assist

NexGen EAP is your confidential EAP and Work/Life benefit provided by your employer at no cost to you. You and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing, from assistance with everyday work and family issues to more challenging personal concerns.

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Plum Benefits offers the Ithaca College Community access to exclusive savings on movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, rental cars, sporting events, tours, Broadway and Vegas shows, and much more! Be sure to visit www.plumbenefits.com often, as new products and discounts are constantly being added.

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Register today by signing in at www.tiaa.org/webinar. Start the summer with live webinars that can help you improve your financial knowledge. Reserve your spot today.

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The Hartford helps benefit-eligible employees protect their family's future by creating a customized and legally binding online will using a simple but comprehensive online questionnaire. EstateGuidance also provides an online education center and support from a licensed attorney. Additional services include creating living wills and trusts along with guidance about divorce proceedings and durable power of attorney. This is included with our Life coverage. 

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What is the Dependent Cash Award?

The Dependent Cash Award is for eligible dependent children attending another accredited institution other than Ithaca College.  The maximum Cash Award benefit is $500 per semester, up to a total of $4,000 per dependent child.  If both parents are benefits-eligible Ithaca College employees, the maximum benefit is $1,000 per semester, up to a total benefit of $8,000 per child.

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NexGen EAP is your confidential EAP and Work/Life benefit provided by your employer at no cost to you. You and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing, from assistance with everyday work and family issues to more challenging personal concerns.

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A TIAA Financial Webinar

Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/28/19 

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Market proof your retirement

Throughout your career, you probably heard repeatedly how important saving for retirement is. However, as the day approaches, there are additional questions you’ll have to ask yourself. Am I overexposed to market losses? Will I outlive my money? Am I confident that I can retire on my terms? In retirement—and the years leading up to it—protecting your savings becomes just as important as growing it. Join us to learn how to create your own personal pension* with TIAA Traditional, offered by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA)

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Plowbreak Farm, owned and operated by Kara Cusolito '08 and Aaron Munzer '08, will again be offering locally grown vegetable CSA shares to the Ithaca College community, with a convenient pick-up site at the Peggy R. Williams Center on Wednesdays, and a downtown pickup on Thursdays at the Westy, a local beer garden. The farm is located in Hector, about twenty miles from the college, and grows six acres of produce in fields and greenhouses that overlook Seneca Lake.

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Plowbreak Farm, owned and operated by Kara Cusolito '08 and Aaron Munzer '08, will again be offering locally grown vegetable CSA shares to the Ithaca College community, with a convenient pick-up site at the Peggy R. Williams Center on Wednesdays, and a downtown pickup on Thursdays at the Westy, a local beer garden. The farm is located in Hector, about twenty miles from the college, and grows six acres of produce in fields and greenhouses that overlook Seneca Lake.

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