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Time for a Benefits Check-up?

From time to time, employees come in for a refresher on the many benefits and perks provided by the university, to see if there are any benefits they want but aren’t yet enrolled in, to check their beneficiaries on life insurance and to see what their net pay would be [...]

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Follow Up to Benefits Open Enrollment Meetings

The following topics were discussed in open enrollment meetings on May 8 and 9.  As promised, here are answers to the good questions and topics that were mentioned:
Removal of Wisdom Teeth
As disclosed in the open enrollment newsletter, Anthem will no longer cover the removal of wisdom teeth effective June 30.  [...]

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Accessing Anthem Health Insurance While Traveling

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Across the nation and in over 200 countries -your Anthem group health insurance travels with you.  It’s important; however, to know how to access your benefits.  Before taking a trip (especially out of the country) call 1-800-810-BLUE or visit Anthem’s website at http://www.bcbs.com/already-a-member/coverage-home-and-away.html for the information you need.
 

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New Funds Now Available Through University’s Retirement Plan

This is a reminder that on November 1, new fund choices became available through TIAA/CREF and Fidelity, some funds have been closed to new contributions and balances in some funds have migrated to new fund choices.  You will receive notices from TIAA/CREF and/or Fidelity when fund changes are made.
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Missed the Meeting Last Week on Changes to University’s Retirement Plan?

If you weren’t able to make one of the informational sessions last week on upcoming changes to the investment choices through the University’s Retirement Plan, we’ve added Fidelity’s and TIAA/CREF’s presentations to our website at  http://www.wlu.edu/x31977.xml.
TIAA/CREF will be adding dates to their schedule of on-campus visits through the end of the [...]

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Free Flu Shots

This is a reminder to W&L employees participating in our Anthem Group Health Insurance plan …
Anthem has partnered with pharmacies – several in our area – to offer free flu shots to Anthem group health insurance participants.  Listed below are the participating pharmacies in Lexington and Buena Vista.  Additional pharmacies [...]

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Gold’s Gym Staunton Offers Discount to Washington and Lee Employees

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… From Tony Cassidy, Fitness Consultant with Gold’s Gym Staunton
Gold’s Gym Staunton is offering reduced enrollment and monthly dues to all Washington and Lee employees. We offer lots of cardio, free weights, and circuit equipment.  Some of our amenities include 2 complimentary fitness sessions with a personal trainer and monthly [...]

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Upcoming Changes to the Fund Choices Available through the University’s Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

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This is a a reminder of the important informational sessions being held on Wednesday, October 17 in Stackhouse Theater regarding upcoming changes to the fund choices available through our retirement plan with TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.  Please plan to attend one of the identical 60-minute sessions at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM or 2:30 PM.  Information [...]

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Free Will Preparation and Identity Theft Programs Now Available to W&L Employees

Because of our switch in carriers for our basic and supplemental life insurance, all benefit eligible employees (regardless of enrollment in the insurance products), now have access to three services through Cigna that we believe you will find beneficial.  These free services include:

Will Preparation Program.  Similar to a product like [...]

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Open Enrollment for Life and Supplemental Life Insurance Begins Next Week

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As mentioned in an email to you on September 12th, the University  switched basic and supplemental life insurance carriers effective July 1 from MetLife to Cigna. If you have these policies currently, all existing amounts of coverage were grandfathered and no action is necessary.
If you are not currently enrolled in the basic life [...]

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