blog posts2020 IRS Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate Available NowJan 8, 2020 8:30 am7506 views 2020 IRS Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate Available Now2-Factor Authentication for My UI InfoDec 11, 2019 1:00 pm1956 views Starting in April 2020, 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) will be required for all My UI Info applications.Annual Update to Long Term Disability (LTD) PremiumsDec 9, 2019 3:30 pm404 views Participants in the University LTD Plan may notice a change to payroll deduction amounts.System Offices 2019 Holiday CalendarNov 21, 2019 4:00 pm1233 views As we approach the holiday season, leave benefit eligible System Office employees should please refer to the System HR tool that outlines work days, holidays, and gift days.Update Your Mailing Address and Consent for Online Tax FormsNov 21, 2019 9:15 am5612 views Review and, if necessary, update your Mailing Address on file with the U of I System for benefits and/or tax purposes.2020 System Office DELTA Program - Nominations are now being accepted!Nov 19, 2019 9:00 am159 views Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Distinguished Employee Leadership and Team Award (DELTA)403(b) and 457 Plan Contribution Limits IncreasingNov 7, 2019 4:30 pm1324 views Supplemental retirement plan limits are increasing in 2020.System Office Employees - Know Your U Tracking AvailableOct 10, 2019 10:00 am409 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 pm467 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 pm1024 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 pm272 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 am411 views Attend the upcoming FREE retirement and investment seminars for University of Illinois System employees!Review/Update Your Mailing AddressSep 18, 2019 2:30 pm434 views Have you reviewed your mailing address recently?Free Seasonal Flu Shots at University of IllinoisSep 17, 2019 11:30 am621 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 am330 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 pm132 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 pm345 views Have you reviewed your emergency contacts recently?State Healthcare Benefit Changes Deferred to July 1, 2020Sep 3, 2019 4:30 pm573 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 pm249 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 am684 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 pm1390 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 pm685 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 am1663 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 pm640 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 pm333 views Be aware of upcoming FSA deadlines for the current plan year.Part-time State Insurance Rates for FY 2020May 16, 2019 11:45 am300 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 am690 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 am357 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 am516 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 pm1430 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 am449 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 pm411 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 am599 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 am682 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 pm283 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 am692 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 pm344 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 pm401 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 am1093 views View the Plan terms and conditions, including contribution limits.Annual Update to Long Term Disability (LTD) PremiumsDec 4, 2018 8:00 am481 views Did your LTD deduction amount change?Update Your Mailing Address and Consent for Online Tax FormsNov 27, 2018 1:45 pm2200 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 am2233 views 403(b) and 457 Plan Contribution Limits IncreasingNov 6, 2018 3:15 pm1433 views Supplemental retirement plan limits are increasing in 2019.System HR Services Website Replacing NESSIEOct 16, 2018 2:30 pm1101 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 pm209 views Have you reviewed your mailing address recently?