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It’s time to focus on annual benefits enrollment

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Nearly 500 colleagues have completed Annual Benefits Enrollment. If you have not already done so, please join them by May 6. You will need to enroll if you are an eligible* faculty or staff member who is:

  • Changing benefit elections,
  • Adding or removing a dependent(s),
  • Covering an eligible spouse on the medical plan, and/or
  • Planning to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (you must actively enroll each year if you intend to continue your participation).

If you are adding a spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to the medical, dental, and/or vision plan(s), and you have not provided dependent verification documentation, you will need to submit a copy to Human Resources by May 6.

Contact the Benefits team at benefits@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.6404 with questions.

*Includes individuals eligible for medical coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

Annual benefits enrollment begins April 25

This is a guest post from Human Resources:

Annual Benefits Enrollment begins today and runs through May 6. Visit the Annual Benefits Enrollment webpage to review the guidebook and enroll if you are an eligible* faculty or staff member who is:

  • Changing benefit elections,
  • Adding or removing a dependent(s),
  • Covering an eligible spouse on the medical plan, and/or
  • Planning to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (you must actively enroll each year if you intend to continue your participation).

Next Week at Wake – ABE GraphicIf you are adding a spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to the medical, dental, and/or vision plan(s), and you have not provided dependent verification documentation, you will need to submit a copy to Human Resources by May 6.

During the enrollment period, contact the Benefits team at benefits@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.6404 with questions. Additionally, details will be provided at the following events:

  • Information sessions: April 26, 11:00 a.m. – Noon (Benson, Pugh Auditorium) and May 2, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Farrell Hall, Room A17)
  • Benefits Fair: May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Benson 401)

Your new elections will be viewable in WIN ​June 13 and effective July 1.
*Includes individuals eligible for medical coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

March 2016 faculty and staff milestones

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March 2016 staff milestones

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Mobile mammography unit to be on campus April 5

PhysicalWake Forest faculty and staff may register through the Professional Development Center for an appointment with the the Novant Health Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit, which will be on campus April 5.

To register, visit here.

Limited scholarships are available to assist employees with no medical insurance. If you fall into this category, please contact Kari Reece, in Human Resources, at 758-5688 or reecekc@nullwfu.edu or Kristi Wagner at 758-4700. The service is designed to ensure all women have access to high-quality breast health services, regardless of your ability to pay or travel to a full-service imaging center.

Mammograms are covered as preventive screening under most insurance plans. For your convenience, Novant Health will file a claim with your insurance provider on your behalf. Wake Forest’s BCBSNC medical plan provides coverage, at no charge, for one baseline mammogram for any female member between the ages of 35 and 39. Beginning at age 40, one screening mammogram will be covered per female member per calendar year.

All forms must be completed by March 23 in order to participate. Instructions letter and forms are included in the Event Details section during the registration process. This information will also arrive in your confirmation email after you register. Continue reading »

Senior Services honors WFU with Work-Life Balance Award

Bethany Fay for Inside


Annamae Giles of Elder Care, left, and Bethany Fay of Wake Forest

Elder Care Choices, a division of Senior Services, has named Wake Forest University one of the first recipients of its Work-Life Balance Award. The award recognizes the commitment made by the University to help its faculty and staff who face the challenges of being working caregivers.

Wake Forest University has offered Elder Care Choices as a part of its benefit package for 20 years, making it possible for faculty and staff who are also caregivers to get the assistance they need in identifying and locating resources for aging loved ones anywhere in the United States. There is no cost to faculty or staff.

“Wake Forest is honored to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to providing resources and services to faculty and staff who are increasingly caring for aging parents and other loved ones,” said Bethany Fay, Director of Compensation and Benefits, Human Resources.

“We commend Wake Forest for being so far ahead of the curve when it comes to recognizing the significance and impact of caregiving issues in the workplace,” said Richard Gottlieb, president and CEO of Senior Services.

Over the past two decades, the number of area businesses contracting for Elder Care Choices benefits has grown from the three charter organizations to 20 member companies, covering more than 20,000 individuals, including those at Wake Forest. In addition to a professional online presence and regularly scheduled webinars, Elder Care Choices continues to provide hands-on personal attention for each and every one who also serves as a caregiver.

Senior Services is a private, nonprofit agency that has been operating in Winston-Salem for more than 50 years. Its mission is to help older adults in Forsyth County live with dignity and remain in their own home for as long as possible.

Faculty and staff seeking more information about Elder Care Choices should visit its website or call 336-748-2171 or 800-648-2171.

November 2015 comings and goings

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December 2015 staff milestones

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Staff recognized for service milestones; Employees of the Year named

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Employees of the Year Darlene Starnes and Ken Bennett

Members of the Reynolda Cabinet honored service milestones of 213 Wake Forest staff members who were celebrating more than 2,780 years of combined service. These individuals were recognized at a luncheon on Nov. 10 at Bridger Field House.

Those recognized with 30 or more years of service included:

  • 30 years: Anita Hughes, Jay Lawson, Karen Bennett, Lynn Ebert, Scott Adair, Carol Anderson, Kathy Hines, Sandy Boyles, Mary Gerardy, Jim Carlin, and Lynne Heflin.
  • 35 years: Preston Stockton and Reid Morgan
  • 40 years: Doug Bland
  • 45 years: Carolyn Potts

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Human Resources message: Holiday schedule and pay reminder

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Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday season! Please note the following regarding Reynolda Campus holidays, Paid Time Off and pay schedule ​through the end of the calendar year:

Holidays/PTO:

Wednesday, November 25:  Departments who choose to offer early dismissal at 3 p.m. or two hours before the end of the regularly-scheduled shift may count this time as administrative leave.

Thursday, November 26 – Friday, November 27:  Thanksgiving Holiday – University Closed.

Monday, December 21 – Wednesday, December 23:  University open, with early release at 3 p.m. or two hours before the end of the regularly-scheduled shift on December 23. Staff employees may count two hours on December 23 as administrative leave. In cases where the entire department has agreed to close for these three days, each individual in the department will count the three days as PTO. December 23 is the last day to use PTO in 2015.

Thursday, December 24 – Thursday, December 31:  Winter Break – University Closed.

Friday, January 1, 2016:  New Year’s Holiday – University Closed.

Pay:

2015 final pay date for all Wake Forest Reynolda Campus employees will be Wednesday, December 23, 2015​.

Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday season!