blog posts NESSIE Earnings Statement is Getting a New Look Aug 14, 2017 11:00 am15533 views Your earning statement is getting a fresh new look that is cleaner and better for optional viewing on mobile phones and devices if you use them! 2020 IRS Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate Available Now Jan 8, 2020 8:30 am14301 views 2020 IRS Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate Available Now 2016-2017 Holiday Schedules Jun 15, 2016 2:00 pm14242 views The 2016-2017 holiday schedules for the University are now available. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Administrator Announced Jul 10, 2014 2:00 pm14000 views The State Department of Central Management Services (CMS) announced that effective July 1, 2014 the FSA program will be administered by ConnectYourCare (CYC). New Tax Info: IRS Form 1095-C for Health Insurance Feb 26, 2016 11:45 am13522 views Employees who received an offer of health insurance coverage will receive the new IRS Form 1095-C beginning this year. Forms for Tax Year 2014 Jan 14, 2015 8:45 am13060 views You have until January 15 to sign up to receive your W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically. State Dental Insurance Claim Update Oct 4, 2016 2:00 pm11146 views State says nine weeks of claims will be released for both in-network and out-of-network dentists. Benefit Choice FAQs May 6, 2013 2:45 pm8494 views The Benefit Choice period is May 1 through May 31, with changes effective on July 1, 2013. See the list of frequently asked questions to help guide you as you make your FY2014 health plan selection. Holiday Schedules 2014-2015 Jun 12, 2014 4:45 pm7332 views The 2014-2015 holiday schedules for the University are now available. Attend a healthcare info session: Possible state benefit changes Jun 14, 2016 1:30 pm6522 views On-campus meetings will be held to discuss possible adjustments being proposed by the state to the employee health care benefits. Update Your Mailing Address and Consent for Online Tax Forms Nov 21, 2019 9:15 am6320 views Review and, if necessary, update your Mailing Address on file with the U of I System for benefits and/or tax purposes. Review Your Benefit Statement Today Apr 12, 2013 3:00 pm6304 views The Benefits Choice period will begin on May 1 and now would be a good time for you to review your insurance benefit information online. FY2014 Benefits Choice (NESSIE) Enrollment Period Apr 29, 2013 1:00 pm5871 views FY2014 Benefit Choice will be available May 1 through May 31. Important Changes to Online Earnings Statements Dec 6, 2016 4:00 pm5637 views Changes are coming to deduction descriptions that appear on your NESSIE earnings statement. 2017-2018 Holiday Schedules Jun 15, 2017 1:30 pm5097 views The 2017-2018 holiday schedules are now available. Update Your Mailing Address and Consent for Online Tax Forms Dec 8, 2021 7:30 am4993 views This is a general reminder to all faculty and staff: please review and, if necessary, update your Mailing Address on file with the University of Illinois System for benefits and/or tax purposes. FY 2017 Benefit Choice (NESSIE) Enrollment Period Apr 25, 2016 3:15 pm4839 views Have you reviewed your options for the FY 2017 Benefit Choice enrollment period? Family and Medical Leave Policy Changes Nov 25, 2013 3:30 pm4750 views At their meeting on November 14, 2013, the Board of Trustees amended the University Policy on Family and Medical Leave. The policy was amended to reflect changes to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act that were effective on March 8, 2013. Review Your State of IL Benefit Statement Today Apr 13, 2016 4:00 pm4591 views Now would be a good time for you to review your benefit information online. 2015-2016 Holiday Schedules May 4, 2015 9:45 am4194 views The 2015-2016 holiday schedules for the University are now available. Password Reset Email from State of Illinois Apr 11, 2017 1:00 pm4011 views Did you receive an email about your State of Illinois password expiring? Quality Care Health Plan: Aetna Replacing Cigna July 1 May 4, 2017 1:00 pm3919 views The insurance company for the QCHP will be changing from Cigna to Aetna effective July 1, 2017. Review Your State of IL Insurance Benefit Statement Jul 18, 2016 11:00 am3918 views Take the time to confirm any Benefit Choice changes, now updated and available online. Vacation and Sick Leave Changes for Overtime Exempt Civil Service Staff Jan 29, 2021 8:00 am3671 views We write today to share information related to our vacation and sick leave policies. In 2018, as the University of Illinois System assessed the impact of a change in the State Universities Civil Service System procedures, we identified an opportunity to standardize time reporting, and vacation and sick leave benefits and their usage, for our civil service employees who are exempt from overtime per the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Update: CMS Claim Payment Delay Oct 19, 2016 11:30 am3651 views Additional information available on claim release dates for the QCHP, OAPs, and Dental plan. SURS Pension FAQs and Update Mar 31, 2014 11:45 am3541 views Do you have the SURS information you need? FAQs and resources about the pension changes are available. (Updated 5/15/14) Update: State Budget and Employee Group Insurance Apr 27, 2016 2:45 pm3434 views The University continues to monitor the impact of the State budget impasse on employee health insurance. CMS Benefit Choice Flyer: Notice about Plan Rates May 4, 2016 10:30 am3411 views Please review the CMS Benefit Choice flyer mailed to your home, including the Special Notice Regarding 2017 Plan Year Rates. New Retiree Re-Employment Process May 10, 2013 4:45 pm3410 views New procedures and forms deployed for hiring SURS employer retirees. University Payroll and Benefits New Phone System Nov 28, 2016 10:15 am3342 views Learn about the new UPB phone system implemented November 29, 2016, to improve the quality of the customer experience. FY2015 Benefit Choice (NESSIE) Enrollment Period May 12, 2014 3:30 pm3336 views View the FY2015 Benefit Choice communication. Enrollment period is from May 1 through June 2, 2014 for the FY2015 plan year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Introducing University 403(b) Plan Enhancements Jun 22, 2021 8:30 am3136 views We are pleased to announce important upcoming enhancements to the University 403(b) Plan. The University of Illinois System is committed to providing a best in class Supplemental 403(b) Plan to help support your financial wellbeing and to help you prepare for your retirement goals. Update Your Mailing Address in NESSIE Jul 10, 2015 10:30 am3017 views Important dependent eligibility audit information will be mailed this Fall – will it reach you? COVID-19 Related Absences Mar 12, 2020 8:00 am2999 views You may have received and read a plethora of information from various sources regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, over the last several weeks. In light of the communication from system and university leaders, we would like to provide some guidance on how to proceed throughout this rapidly evolving situation. 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plan - 2016 Universal Availability Notice Jan 13, 2016 11:00 am2774 views View the Plan terms and conditions, including contribution limits. 2-Factor Authentication for My UI Info Dec 11, 2019 1:00 pm2732 views Starting in April 2020, 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) will be required for all My UI Info applications. State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Launches New Website Apr 16, 2013 8:00 am2681 views The SURS website has undergone a major renovation. 403(b) Retirement Plan – 2014 Universal Availability Notice Jan 31, 2014 4:15 pm2550 views View the Plan terms and conditions, including contribution limits. MyBenefits Tips: Logging In, Making Changes, and Submitting Documentation Mar 9, 2017 11:45 am2475 views Familiarize yourself with MyBenefits for Benefit Choice or Qualifying Event changes. Notice to Employees Regarding the Change in Payroll Deductions for Parking and Transit Benefits Nov 9, 2018 11:00 am2455 views Important: Update Your Mailing Address for Tax Forms Dec 5, 2017 3:45 pm2448 views Make sure that your mailing address is current, so that you receive important tax forms from the University. Flexible Spending Account FAQs Jun 19, 2013 1:45 pm2439 views See the Fringe Benefits Management Company letter and FAQs regarding flexible spending accounts (FSA). Reminder: New State Benefits System "MyBenefits Marketplace" Sep 28, 2016 11:30 am2430 views "MyBenefits Marketplace" will go live September 30. Watch for the CMS letter to arrive soon via postal mail with your new CMS-issued Employee ID Number. FY 2016 Benefit Choice (NESSIE) Enrollment Period Apr 30, 2015 4:00 pm2394 views Have you reviewed your options for the FY 2016 Benefit Choice enrollment period? Understanding QCHP payment delay and your options Mar 26, 2013 11:45 am2381 views Understand the ongoing QCHP payment delay and options that may be available. University Payroll and Benefits Chicago Phone Number Update Jan 12, 2017 8:30 am2285 views Having trouble calling the UPB Chicago office? Last Notice: Benefit Choice Ends Tuesday May 31 May 25, 2016 3:45 pm2272 views Last chance to make changes to your benefits or enroll in an FSA for the upcoming fiscal year! Benefit Choice open enrollment ends Tuesday, May 31, 2016! Update Your Mailing Address and Consent for Online Tax Forms Nov 27, 2018 1:45 pm2214 views Review and, if necessary, update your Mailing Address on file. Update Your Mailing Address and Consent for Online Tax Forms Dec 8, 2022 1:00 pm2188 views Have you moved this year? If you receive your tax forms (e.g., W-2, 1042-S) via Postal Mail, it’s important to update your Mailing Address before December 31, 2022. Foreign National employees will also have to update their address with the Foreign National Service Center by submitting a ticket at UPB Service Portal. Are You Saving For Your Future? University Plans Can Help! Jun 20, 2016 2:00 pm2153 views Get enlightened: Learn more about your supplemental retirement and investment options.