Community College of Rhode Island

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Annual Open Enrollment Period
May 18, 2015 - June 12, 2015


This open enrollment period gives you the opportunity to make changes or enroll in the following benefit programs:

• Medical/Pharmacy
• Dental
• Vision
• Flexible Spending Account - Health Care & Day Care*
• Group Legal Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Short Term Disability

Elections or changes, including Health Waiver elections or changes, can only occur during the annual open enrollment period unless a qualifying status change occurs during the year.   All election changes are effective July 1, 2015.

Please submit any enrollment/change forms to The Office of Human Resources if you wish to make any changes in your benefit plan elections by June 12, 2015.   Except for Flexible Spending Account elections,* completed forms are necessary only if you want to make changes to your existing coverage or if you want to enroll in one of the above programs.  All current Flexible Spending Account participants must make a new election in order to continue participating after June 2015.   See the Office of Human Resources website http://www.ccri.edu/hr/forms.html for forms.

Notes:
• The IRS has increased the annual Health Care FSA limit from $2,500 to $2,550.  The Day Care FSA annual limit remains at $5,000.
• Effective July 1, 2015, the life insurance rates will increase.  For information on the new rates, see the Office of Employee Benefits website for the life insurance rate sheet.

All completed forms must be sent to the Office of Human Resources at CCRI for processing. Should you have any questions, contact The Office of Human Resources at 825-2311 or via email at humanresouces@ccri.edu.

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Medical Insurance "Holiday"


The State Controller's Office has announced that there will be no medical insurance co-share deduction from state employees’ paychecks for pay period #24 (pay date 06/5/2015).  This “health holiday” applies only to the medical insurance.  The premium co-shares deductions for dental and vision will still be deducted.

Also, please be advised that the Wellness Credit for Classified Union employees scheduled to be included in the June 5, 2015, paycheck will now be processed in the July 3, 2015, paycheck.    

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 825-2311 or via email at humanresources@ccri.edu should you have any questions.

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2015 Employee Recognition Awards


This year, the Employee Recognition Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, May 1st at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Along with all employees celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and even 45 years of service, the following faculty and staff were awarded special recognition:

Lynn Gudeczauskas, Information Technology - Innovation and Efficiency Award

Nathan Horodysky and James Russo, Bursar's Office - Technology Champions

Ralph Bazinet, Physical Plant - Excellent Customer Service

Metello Mugnai, Foreign Languages - Teaching Excellence

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AFLAC


Receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts Card (Limit one per person)…..When you sit down with an Aflac Associate and review policies available to you as a State of Rhode Island employee.
If already enrolled, sit down and review your current policies (you may be eligible to upgrade).

These policies are offered through payroll deduction and most of the programs can be purchased on a pre-tax basis during Open Enrollment.

Programs Available
• Personal Disability Income Protector
• Accident Indemnity Advantage
• Cancer Care Indemnity
• Specified Health Event Protection

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with the Aflac Representative, Doreen M. Sylvia

Day & Date Campus Location Time
Tuesday, May 12 Lincoln Outside Cafeteria 11:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 13 Newport Atrium 11:00am - 3:00pm

If you are unavailable on the above dates, please contact Doreen at 401-286-2871
to schedule an individual appointment.

Dunkin Donuts cards are available from May 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.

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Direct Deposit Changes for State Employees

State employees enrolled in direct deposit now can access their payroll information and view their direct deposit slip online through Paystub RI.  Please refer to the attached document for directions on how to register.  Your Sept. 26 paystub will be the last paper direct deposit slip that you will receive.  If you are not enrolled in direct deposit and would like to access this service, fill out the form online and return it and a voided check to Human Resources.

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MetLife

 

Employees interested in scheduling an appointment with CCRI's MetLife Representative, Jake Darsch, for one-on-one counseling, please call 401-827-6266.

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TIAA-CREF

TIAA-CREF Representative, Dan Samson, will be on campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and available for private consultation meetings on the following dates:

Day & Date Campus Location
Thursday, June 4, 2015 Lincoln Room 2138, President's Office
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Warwick Room 3116, HR Conference Room
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Lincoln Room 2138, President's Office
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Providence Room 1134
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Warwick Room 3116, HR Conference Room
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Newport Room 200
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Lincoln Room 2138, President's Office

Employees interested in scheduling an appointment for one-on-one counseling, please call 1-800-732-8353.

The one-on-one counseling sessions can help you sort things out and make informed decisions. Setting up a long-term financial plan can be a complicated task.  It involves evaluating your potential income sources, and then factoring in the impact of taxes, inflation and the larger economic picture.  Meeting with a TIAA-CREF Consultant can help.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet with them.

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VALIC Retirement


Are you ready for the inevitable changes that occur in everyone’s life?  Life is a journey.  It can be full of bumps and potholes; making it quite hectic.  Taking the time to make financial decisions will make the journey much more rewarding now and down the road.  While we all have good intentions to get our finances in order, we may not take the time or even know where to start.

Cheryl Gibson can help you develop a plan for your financial goals, your dreams and your life’s journey.

Set up an appointment with Cheryl by calling 508-259-5083 or emailing her at cheryl.gibson@valic.com

DAY & DATE CAMPUS LOCATION
Monday, May 11, 2015 Warwick 1st Floor Commons
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Lincoln Faculty Dining Area
Monday, June 1, 2015 Newport Atrium
Monday, June 8, 2015 Warwick 1st Floor Commons
Monday, June 15, 2015 Lincoln Faculty Dining Area
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Providence Atrium
Monday, July 13, 2015 Warwick 1st Floor Commons
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Lincoln Faculty Dining Area
Monday, August 3, 2015 Newport Atrium
Monday, August 17, 2015 Lincoln Faculty Dining Area
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Providence Atrium
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Warwick 1st Floor Commons
Monday, September 21, 2015 Lincoln Faculty Dining Area
Monday, October 5, 2015 Newport Atrium
Monday, October 19, 2015 Warwick 1st Floor Commons
Monday, November 2, 2015 Providence Atrium
Monday, November 9, 2015 Warwick 1st Floor Commons
Monday, November 16, 2015 Lincoln Faculty Dining Area
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Newport Atrium
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Warwick 1st Floor Commons
Monday, December 14, 2015 Lincoln Faculty Dining Area

 

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