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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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Did you know you have access to exclusive savings nationwide on movie tickets, theme parks admissions, top shows and events including Broadway, top attractions and tours in the most popular destinations and exclusive discounts up to 60% off on hotels around the country and around the world? 

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Paying for healthcare in retirement is a critical part of financial planning and it is important to understand how Medicare operates and what choices you have.

This webinar will help you understand some aspects of Medicare including eligibility and what plans are available to you. We hope that you will join us for this educational event.

Register today for this live webinar on Tuesday, May 14 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (ET).

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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 Annual Performance Review process closes this week, end of day on May 10. Based on the recommended timeline, employees should be providing final feedback and acknowledgement. 

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Paying for healthcare in retirement is a critical part of financial planning and it is important to understand how Medicare operates and what choices you have.

This webinar will help you understand some aspects of Medicare including eligibility and what plans are available to you. We hope that you will join us for this educational event.

Register today for this live webinar on Tuesday, May 14 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (ET).

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The Annual Performance Review process closes this week, end of day on May 10. Based on the recommended timeline, supervisors should be completing the following task this week: 

  • Finishing the performance review document
  • Releasing performance review document to employee
  • Conducting the performance review meeting
  • Confirming the performance review meeting date

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The Office of Human Resources would like to remind benefit eligible staff that now is a great time to review your Paid Time Away(PTA) balances in Parnassus Employee Self Service. Reviewing balances now, allows time to plan to use vacation time before new accruals are granted on June 1st.

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The Hartford offers a suite of online tools that can help guide benefit-eligible employees through important decisions before a loss, including detailed local funeral home price comparisons, 24/7 assistance with funeral planning, and the only nationwide database of funeral home prices.

After a loss, this service includes family advocacy and professional negotiation of funeral prices with local providers, which often results in significant financial savings. In addition, Express Pay is offered to expedite claims payments and deliver benefits in as little as 48 hours. Funeral Planning and Concierge Services is included with our life coverage.

We are entering the final stretch for the Annual Performance Review process and based on the recommended timeline*, supervisors should be finishing the completion the performance review documents of their employees.

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