blog postsNESSIE Earnings Statement is Getting a New LookAug 14, 2017 11:00 am15083 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 NowJan 8, 2020 8:30 am14266 views 2020 IRS Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate Available Now2016-2017 Holiday SchedulesJun 15, 2016 2:00 pm14230 views The 2016-2017 holiday schedules for the University are now available.Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Administrator AnnouncedJul 10, 2014 2:00 pm13993 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 InsuranceFeb 26, 2016 11:45 am13306 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 2014Jan 14, 2015 8:45 am13058 views You have until January 15 to sign up to receive your W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically.State Dental Insurance Claim UpdateOct 4, 2016 2:00 pm11132 views State says nine weeks of claims will be released for both in-network and out-of-network dentists.Benefit Choice FAQsMay 6, 2013 2:45 pm7912 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 2014-2015Jun 12, 2014 4:45 pm7326 views The 2014-2015 holiday schedules for the University are now available.Attend a healthcare info session: Possible state benefit changesJun 14, 2016 1:30 pm6494 views On-campus meetings will be held to discuss possible adjustments being proposed by the state to the employee health care benefits.Review Your Benefit Statement TodayApr 12, 2013 3:00 pm6299 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.Update Your Mailing Address and Consent for Online Tax FormsNov 21, 2019 9:15 am6299 views Review and, if necessary, update your Mailing Address on file with the U of I System for benefits and/or tax purposes.FY2014 Benefits Choice (NESSIE) Enrollment PeriodApr 29, 2013 1:00 pm5863 views FY2014 Benefit Choice will be available May 1 through May 31.Important Changes to Online Earnings StatementsDec 6, 2016 4:00 pm5627 views Changes are coming to deduction descriptions that appear on your NESSIE earnings statement.2017-2018 Holiday SchedulesJun 15, 2017 1:30 pm5085 views The 2017-2018 holiday schedules are now available.FY 2017 Benefit Choice (NESSIE) Enrollment PeriodApr 25, 2016 3:15 pm4819 views Have you reviewed your options for the FY 2017 Benefit Choice enrollment period?Family and Medical Leave Policy ChangesNov 25, 2013 3:30 pm4743 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 TodayApr 13, 2016 4:00 pm4587 views Now would be a good time for you to review your benefit information online.2015-2016 Holiday SchedulesMay 4, 2015 9:45 am4192 views The 2015-2016 holiday schedules for the University are now available.Review Your State of IL Insurance Benefit StatementJul 18, 2016 11:00 am3917 views Take the time to confirm any Benefit Choice changes, now updated and available online.Quality Care Health Plan: Aetna Replacing Cigna July 1May 4, 2017 1:00 pm3816 views The insurance company for the QCHP will be changing from Cigna to Aetna effective July 1, 2017.Update: CMS Claim Payment DelayOct 19, 2016 11:30 am3601 views Additional information available on claim release dates for the QCHP, OAPs, and Dental plan.SURS Pension FAQs and UpdateMar 31, 2014 11:45 am3529 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 InsuranceApr 27, 2016 2:45 pm3433 views The University continues to monitor the impact of the State budget impasse on employee health insurance.New Retiree Re-Employment ProcessMay 10, 2013 4:45 pm3406 views New procedures and forms deployed for hiring SURS employer retirees.CMS Benefit Choice Flyer: Notice about Plan RatesMay 4, 2016 10:30 am3403 views Please review the CMS Benefit Choice flyer mailed to your home, including the Special Notice Regarding 2017 Plan Year Rates.FY2015 Benefit Choice (NESSIE) Enrollment PeriodMay 12, 2014 3:30 pm3335 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.University Payroll and Benefits New Phone SystemNov 28, 2016 10:15 am3331 views Learn about the new UPB phone system implemented November 29, 2016, to improve the quality of the customer experience.403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plan - 2016 Universal Availability NoticeJan 13, 2016 11:00 am2772 views View the Plan terms and conditions, including contribution limits. Update Your Mailing Address in NESSIEJul 10, 2015 10:30 am2770 views Important dependent eligibility audit information will be mailed this Fall – will it reach you?COVID-19 Related AbsencesMar 12, 2020 8:00 am2768 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.2-Factor Authentication for My UI InfoDec 11, 2019 1:00 pm2703 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 WebsiteApr 16, 2013 8:00 am2674 views The SURS website has undergone a major renovation.403(b) Retirement Plan – 2014 Universal Availability NoticeJan 31, 2014 4:15 pm2549 views View the Plan terms and conditions, including contribution limits.Important: Update Your Mailing Address for Tax FormsDec 5, 2017 3:45 pm2447 views Make sure that your mailing address is current, so that you receive important tax forms from the University.Flexible Spending Account FAQsJun 19, 2013 1:45 pm2426 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 am2409 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 PeriodApr 30, 2015 4:00 pm2378 views Have you reviewed your options for the FY 2016 Benefit Choice enrollment period?Understanding QCHP payment delay and your optionsMar 26, 2013 11:45 am2349 views Understand the ongoing QCHP payment delay and options that may be available.Notice to Employees Regarding the Change in Payroll Deductions for Parking and Transit BenefitsNov 9, 2018 11:00 am2338 views MyBenefits Tips: Logging In, Making Changes, and Submitting DocumentationMar 9, 2017 11:45 am2310 views Familiarize yourself with MyBenefits for Benefit Choice or Qualifying Event changes.Last Notice: Benefit Choice Ends Tuesday May 31May 25, 2016 3:45 pm2269 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 FormsNov 27, 2018 1:45 pm2214 views Review and, if necessary, update your Mailing Address on file.Password Reset Email from State of IllinoisApr 11, 2017 1:00 pm2197 views Did you receive an email about your State of Illinois password expiring?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.Recent SURS Pension NewsMay 13, 2014 4:30 pm2144 views A SURS ruling and subsequent SUAA agreement with the State Attorney General will impact the recent pension changes. (Updated 5/15/14)403(b) Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 2016Mar 9, 2016 10:00 am2125 views View the contribution limits for the 403(b) retirement plan. Upcoming Change to NESSIE Login ProcessJan 8, 2014 9:45 am2113 views On January 16, 2014, the NESSIE LOGIN authentication process will be changed to support only the use of campus NetIDs and no longer support EnterpriseIDs.403(b) and 457 Contribution LimitsNov 7, 2016 3:45 pm2101 views Annual contribution limits released by the IRS for the 403(b) and 457 plans.Benefit Choice Employee Information Sessions and CMS Benefit FairsMay 3, 2013 9:00 am2100 views UPB Benefits office offers on-campus Employee Information Sessions and CMS offers Benefit Fairs throughout the state.