blog postsSystem Office Employees - Know Your U Tracking AvailableOct 10, 2019 10:00 am131 views The AbilityLMS system is now ready to be used to track time spent on Know Your U activities for eligible System Office employees.403(b) TIAA Participants: Designate/Review BeneficiariesOct 8, 2019 2:45 pm143 views Make sure your beneficiary information is up to date.Are You Retiring or Separating from the University of Illinois System?Oct 2, 2019 1:00 pm468 views You may be eligible to defer unused vacation and/or compensable sick leave into the University 403(b) or State 457 retirement plans.State Health Plan Reminder: Out-of-Network ProvidersSep 23, 2019 1:30 pm165 views Employees in State health plans are encouraged to use in-network providers to receive the best value from their health plans.Register for Fall Retirement & Investment Seminars!Sep 19, 2019 9:00 am304 views Attend the upcoming FREE retirement and investment seminars for University of Illinois System employees!Review/Update Your Mailing AddressSep 18, 2019 2:30 pm352 views Have you reviewed your mailing address recently?Free Seasonal Flu Shots at University of IllinoisSep 17, 2019 11:30 am589 views Seasonal flu shots will be given at different locations at the three universities.Designate and Update Your State Life BeneficiariesSep 17, 2019 8:15 am314 views If you are eligible for State benefits, you are strongly encouraged to provide beneficiary information for life insurance coverage.Deadline September 30: Submit FSA Claims for FY2019Sep 11, 2019 12:00 pm126 views Only a few days remain to submit your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) claims for the FY2019 plan year!Keep Your Emergency Contacts UpdatedSep 9, 2019 1:00 pm335 views Have you reviewed your emergency contacts recently?State Healthcare Benefit Changes Deferred to July 1, 2020Sep 3, 2019 4:30 pm544 views CMS has deferred SEGIP health care cost changes to July 1, 2020.Additional Lower Expense Ratio Funds for the Supplemental 403(b) PlanAug 30, 2019 1:45 pm239 views New, lower expense ratio investment options will be available beginning October 4, 2019.Announcing the 2019-20 Academic Professional Leadership Program CohortAug 21, 2019 9:00 am672 views We are delighted to announce the 2019-20 Academic Professional Leadership Program (APLP) participants.Know Your UAug 15, 2019 4:00 pm0 views U of I System leadership has announced a unique new educational program for professional and civil service employees.Verify Your Benefit Choice ElectionsJul 8, 2019 1:00 pm1383 views If you made changes to your State benefits during Benefit Choice, now is a great time to verify your benefit elections and payroll deductions.Your Flexible Spending Account: Verify Deductions and ReminderJul 8, 2019 1:00 pm679 views At the beginning of a new benefit year, it’s a good idea to review your payroll deductions to ensure the appropriate amounts are being withheld.State and AFSCME Agreement Includes HealthcareJul 2, 2019 10:30 am1624 views The State Department of Central Management Services (CMS) has announced that a new agreement between the State of Illinois and AFSCME was ratified.Saving For Your Future? Supplemental Retirement Plans Can Help!Jun 19, 2019 1:00 pm628 views Are you contributing to a supplemental retirement and investment plan? Now may be a good time to start!State Benefit Choice Ends May 31!May 29, 2019 1:15 pm614 views Benefit Choice for State benefits-eligible employees ends this Friday, May 31!Flexible Spending Re-Enrollment and RemindersMay 29, 2019 12:00 pm331 views Be aware of upcoming FSA deadlines for the current plan year.Part-time State Insurance Rates for FY 2020May 16, 2019 11:45 am288 views Part-time employees can find insurance rates and cost of coverage for FY 2020 on MyBenefits.State Benefit Choice: Submit DocumentationMay 16, 2019 9:15 am688 views Certain changes to State benefits require documentation to be submitted.State Benefit Choice: Make Your Choices by May 31May 15, 2019 2:30 pm562 views State benefits-eligible employees have until May 31 to make benefit elections or changes on CMS MyBenefits.Reminder: SURS Money Purchase Factors Change July 2, 2019May 7, 2019 11:45 am349 views The factors table used to calculate SURS retirement benefits under the Money Purchase calculation will change effective July 2, 2019.Urbana: Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund Drive Spring 2019May 6, 2019 8:30 am63 views The Emergency Fund needs your help!Benefit Choice Employee Information TablesMay 1, 2019 8:00 am496 views University Payroll and Benefits (UPB) will have information tables in Chicago and Springfield during Benefit Choice.Benefit Choice Enrollment Period FY 2020Apr 30, 2019 2:45 pm1374 views The FY 2020 Benefit Choice enrollment period will begin May 1 and end May 31, 2019.New Feature for Direct Deposit Available May 1, 2019!Apr 17, 2019 8:00 am429 views Employees will now have the ability to choose any financial institution as a secondary direct deposit.Ready to use CMS MyBenefits for Benefit Choice?Apr 12, 2019 5:30 pm398 views Enrollment and changes to your State health, dental and life insurance and flexible spending accounts are completed on the MyBenefits website.Benefit Choice: Save on Taxes with a Flexible Spending Account!Apr 3, 2019 9:00 am595 views If you are eligible for State benefits, enrolling in an FSA can help you save money when paying for eligible medical and dependent expenses. Enroll or re-enroll during Benefit Choice!Health Plan Reminder: Out-of-Network ProvidersMar 25, 2019 8:00 am549 views Employees in State health plans are encouraged to use in-network providers to receive the best value from their health plans.SURS Member SolicitationMar 22, 2019 3:00 pm279 views SURS has noted an increase in solicitations of employees.Register for Spring Retirement & Investment Seminars and Webinars!Mar 21, 2019 10:30 am174 views Representatives from SURS, Fidelity, and TIAA will present seminars and webinars during April 2019.Are You Retiring or Separating from the University?Mar 4, 2019 8:00 am677 views You may be eligible to defer unused vacation and/or compensable sick leave into the University 403(b) or State 457 retirement plans.Know Your Approved Retirement Plan RepresentativesFeb 20, 2019 4:15 pm325 views Be wary of callers attempting to discuss financial investments. Only a few representatives from investment companies are approved to discuss retirement planning.State Life Insurance: Designate Your Life Insurance BeneficiaryJan 30, 2019 3:30 pm395 views If you are eligible for State benefits, you are strongly encouraged to provide beneficiary information for life insurance coverage.403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plan – 2019 Universal Availability NoticeJan 24, 2019 11:45 am1043 views View the Plan terms and conditions, including contribution limits.Annual Update to Long Term Disability (LTD) PremiumsDec 4, 2018 8:00 am473 views Did your LTD deduction amount change?Update Your Mailing Address and Consent for Online Tax FormsNov 27, 2018 1:45 pm2194 views Review and, if necessary, update your Mailing Address on file.Notice to Employees Regarding the Change in Payroll Deductions for Parking and Transit BenefitsNov 9, 2018 11:00 am2031 views 403(b) and 457 Plan Contribution Limits IncreasingNov 6, 2018 3:15 pm1421 views Supplemental retirement plan limits are increasing in 2019.System HR Services Website Replacing NESSIEOct 16, 2018 2:30 pm1087 views On October 23, NESSIE will be permanently replaced by the System Human Resource Services website.Review/Update Your Mailing AddressOct 10, 2018 4:00 pm207 views Have you reviewed your mailing address recently?Are You Retiring or Separating from the University?Oct 2, 2018 8:00 am368 views You may be eligible to defer unused vacation and/or compensable sick leave into the University 403(b) or State 457 retirement plans.Deadline Sunday: Submit FSA Claims for FY2018Sep 28, 2018 12:00 pm58 views Only a few days remain to submit your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) claims for the FY2018 plan year!Attend a SURS Seminar in OctoberSep 26, 2018 10:00 am90 views If you participate in SURS, learn about your benefits and preparing for retirement under your SURS plan.State Health Plan Reminder: Out-of-Network ProvidersSep 26, 2018 8:00 am62 views You are encouraged to use in-network providers to receive the best value from your State health plan.Amendment to The Nursing Mothers in the Workplace ActSep 19, 2018 3:15 pm52 views Effective July 1, 2018, the State of Illinois amended The Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act.Announcing the 2018-19 Academic Professional Leadership Program CohortSep 19, 2018 8:00 am138 views We are delighted to announce the inaugural 2018-19 Academic Professional Leadership Program (APLP) participants.Reminder: Verify Your State Benefit Elections and DeductionsSep 17, 2018 1:30 pm36 views A new academic year is a great time to verify the accuracy of your payroll deductions and benefit elections.