Month: September 2016

Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Incentive

Benefit eligible employees who have an annual physical and complete a Health Assessment with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan by December 31, 2016, can earn one of the following incentives:

  • $100 deposited into a Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • $100 deposited into a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • $100 deposited into Techfit
  • $200 deposited into a T2 account (funds may only be used at a Michigan Tech facility)

To complete the Health Assessment through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan:

Log in to your account at (You can easily register if you are not currently set up.)

Click “Health & Wellness” in the blue bar at the top of the page

Click “Take Your Health Assessment” to begin

Once completed, please print a copy of the confirmation page for your records. Paper Health Assessment forms will not qualify for the incentive.

Employees who have met the above requirements will be contacted to choose their incentive in 2017. Incentives will be awarded in March 2017. Contact Benefit Services with any questions.

Reminder: Retirement Supplemental Voluntary Program (RSVP) Enrollment Period Closing October 31

The Retirement Supplemental Voluntary Program (RSVP) is a voluntary retirement program offered to eligible Michigan Tech employees. Eligible employees who wish to retire on or before June 30, 2017, must sign their RSVP election form and communicate their intent to the Benefits Office before the deadline of October 31, 2016. Prior to electing RSVP, employees must meet with the Benefits Office for a confidential meeting to verify eligibility.

See RSVP for the policy, eligibility requirements, and additional information about this program.

Please contact Benefits Services at 487-2517 or with any questions you may have.

Additional Details

Please link RSVP in the second paragraph to the following link:

Please make the email in the last paragraph an active email address that they can click on.

Employee Benefit Series – Provide For Your Future & Protect Your Loved Ones!

Providing for our future and protecting our loved ones is something we all think about. With this in mind, Benefit Services in conjunction with the Office of Advancement is offering employees an opportunity to learn more about Medicare, Transitioning From Career To Retirement, Estate Planning, and Estate Planning Tools. We will be hosting a 4 week series that will include each of these topics beginning October 17. There will be one session each week, and each session will last for 90 minutes. The first 60 minutes will include the topic presentation with the last 30 minutes reserved for questions. If you are interested in attending one or all of the sessions offered, please complete the registration form.

For a full description of each session, dates, times and locations, please visit the Benefit Services webpage. Space for each session is limited.
We hope you will join us and look forward to seeing you there!

Please contact Benefit Services at 906-487-2517 or should you have any questions.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Informational Sessions

Human Resources hosted two informational sessions to provide employees with information on how the Department of Labor’s (DOL) salary threshold changes will directly affect them.

Human Resources has created a dedicated webpage with information on the new FLSA standards including a timeline for implementation, updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and other useful resources. The web page can be found here

Thank you for attending the FLSA Informational Sessions and if you missed them, please view the presentation here.

For any additional questions, please contact Human Resources 906-487-2280.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Informational Sessions

Human Resources continues to work on analyzing the changes to the overtime rule which increases the salary threshold for a position to be considered exempt from overtime.
Human Resources would like to invite you to attend an FLSA Informational Session to learn more about the new changes and what it means for you.  We have set up two sessions for you to choose from.
The informational sessions are for any staff member that would like to know more about the upcoming change:
Friday, September 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – MUB Ballroom A
Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – MUB Ballroom A