Wellness Program – Employee Informational Meetings

To obtain information on the 2015-2016 Wellness Program, please click here.

Open Enrollment – Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA and FSA

Open enrollment to add or change coverage to medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA is now open. You have until May 15th to make a change and submit your forms to HR for a July 1st effective date.

Note: You do not need to do anything if you do not want to make any changes to your coverage. You will, however, need to complete new election forms if you want to continue to participate in the HSA, FSA Health Care or Dependent Care for 2015/16.

Please access the “Employee Benefits Enrollment Guide “for more information on how to add or change coverage. The most important pages in the Guide to read are pages 2 and 3. Both of these pages will provide you with an overview of the process, where to find rate information and enrollment/change forms, benefit summaries, and upcoming information sessions to be offered.

New for 2015/16:

  • HSA employer contribution: $500 individual; $1,000 family
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Voluntary Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection

Informational sessions were held on April 14, 15, and 21 to discuss the new offerings and to answer any questions about the benefit plans.  To view the presentation, click here.  To view the Open Enrollment Guide, click here.

HSA – Web Tutorial (Bank of America)

Learn how to manage your Health Savings account through Highmark (Bank of America) by viewing this web tutorial.  You will learn how to access your account on-line, how to submit and pay claims on-line and how to use your debit card.

Go Green – Paperless Pay Stubs

You can go paperless and access your pay stub, earnings statements and W-2 forms 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.  To register for on-line access to your pay and earnings, go to https://ipay.adp.com and click on “Register Now”

 Enter the following Registration Code:   ALLEGHCOLL-IPAY 

You will then be prompted to complete a registration process during which you must enter contact and security information, answer a few security questions and create a password.  Your password must be at least eight characters long and must contain at least one letter and either one number or special character.  Also, your password is case sensitive.  The security questions will be used to verify your identity if you ever forget your user ID or password. 

Upon completing the registration process, you will receive a system generated User ID by e-mail from ADP.  Once you receive your user ID from ADP, you will be able to access your pay statement at https://ipay.adp.com and register for paperless pay stubs under the “Resource Center” by clicking on “Go Paperless.”  

If you have any additional questions, please call the Payroll Manager at ext. 4792.

Retirement Planning Articles from Tiaa-Cref

“Making the most of your Retirement Income Sources” is targeted at plan participants age 55 and older. The article establishes the importance of lifetime income, and discusses the various sources of income available to retirees and how they can combine them effectively into an annual income stream that will help meet their needs. The article also discusses the role of annuities in creating a retirement income stream and the importance of working with an advisor to help meet specific retirement needs.  To learn more, click here.

“Decisions on the Cusp of Retirement” is aimed at employees about to retire (age 55-64).  Some of the questions to consider are how should I be invested now?  How will I leverage my investments as sources of retirement income?  Who will make investment decisions for me if I become incapacitated?  How can I get my retirement house in order for a more enjoyable retirement?  To learn more, click here.

“Retiring with Holes in Your Safety Net” is specifically targeted at participants age 55 and older retiring with limited assets.  The article discusses how to create a retirement income stream and the role of annuities in doing so.  It also touches on budgeting, part-time jobs, asset allocation.  To learn more, click here.

Health Advocate Service from Highmark: myCare Navigator

Do you need help finding the right doctor…scheduling an appointment…assistance in expediting difficult appointments…transferring medical records…getting a second opinion…understanding your medical or prescription drug benefit…? 

Now, for Highmark members, getting help with these or other care-related services is as easy as dialing myCare Navigator at 1-888-BLUE-428.  There will be an option that you can choose to be connected with myCare Navigator

This service is free of charge to all Highmark members and their families (including spouses, parents, parents-in-law and dependent children) and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

When you call myCare Navigator, you will work with a dedicated Health Advocate who can answer your questions and help with any care related issue or concern.   Print the attached myCare Navigator informational sheet for easy reference when you need answers to your health-related questions. 

TIAA-CREF Financial Education Web Seminars

Whether you are a new employee, at mid-career, or nearing retirement, TIAA-CREF’s financial education Web seminars provide a convenient alternative for those who are unable to attend a live seminar or workshop.  

Tiaa-Cref’s Web seminars can provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to plan and invest wisely for the future.  The Web seminars include topics for new employees just starting out, employees approaching retirement, employees with 10 or more years before retirement, and information on staying on track in a volatile market. 

To view one of the above Tiaa-Cref Financial Education Web Seminars, click on the following link:   http://www.tiaa-cref.org/financialeducation