Category: Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Ends November 30

Due to the changes on how benefits will be offered, it is very important that faculty and staff attend one of the Benefit Forums and use the tools and resources provided to learn more about the Husky Flexible Benefit Plan.

Open Enrollment Flyer

An enrollment call center will be available for the rest of the month from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week. The call center may be reached at (855) 874-0198.

The Call Center schedule is as follows:

  • Employees with Last Names A- J to call Nov. 13-16
  • Employees with Last Names K-Q to call Nov. 19-21
  • Employees with Last Names R-Z to call Nov. 26-28
  • Open to ALL to call Nov. 29-30

2019 Open Enrollment is now open and will go until midnight Friday, Nov. 30. This year the enrollment process is mandatory. Current coverage and elections will not automatically roll over. Open Enrollment will be on MyMichiganTech and can be accessed using this link.

There is one remaining Benefit Forums for 2019 Open Enrollment:

  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 in MUB Ballroom B

If you have any questions, contact the Benefits Office at 7-2517 or benefits@mtu.edu.


New Husky Flexible Benefit Plan – Benefit Forums and 2019 Open Enrollment

open enrollmentHuman Resources is working on a comprehensive rollout regarding the 2019 benefit changes with resources and tools that will be available throughout the Open Enrollment period.

Open Enrollment Flyer

2019 Open Enrollment begins Monday, Nov. 5 and ends midnight Friday, Nov. 30. Open enrollment is your opportunity to assess your individual and family needs and elect the benefit package that is right for you. This year the enrollment process is mandatory. Current coverage and elections will not automatically roll over.

The Benefits Office will host four Benefit Forums with information about the new Husky Flexible Benefit Plan and Open Enrollment process.

Due to the changes on how benefits will be offered, it is very important that faculty and staff attend one of the Benefit Forums and use the tools and resources provided to learn more about the Husky Flexible Benefit Plan.

The times, dates and locations are listed below. Release time will be provided to attend the Benefit Forums.

  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in MUB–B2 and B3
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in MUB–B2 and B3
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in MUB–B2 and B3
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in MUB–B2 and B3

Open Enrollment Assistance

During the week of Nov. 12-16 in person, one-on-one Open Enrollment assistance will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the MUB. More information will be available in the coming weeks with specific details and how to schedule an appointment.

Open Enrollment support through a call center will also be available from Nov. 12-30. More information will be provided with call center hours and a call center phone number in the coming weeks.

Read Tech Today and attend the Benefit Forums for more information about the Husky Flexible Benefit Plan and Open Enrollment.


MI CUPA-HR Conference

Michigan Tech Hosts Conference in Mackinaw City

 

The 2015 Michigan College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (MI CUPA-HR) Conference was hosted by Michigan Technological University September 17-18 in Mackinaw City, MI.

This year’s theme People, Process, and Performance:  Bridging the Gap brought together nearly 100 Human Resources professional from 17 different Michigan colleges and universities to share their expertise and energy.   Conference participants attended sessions covering a wide array of topics including Employee Engagement, Wellness Initiatives and the Future, Proposed FLSA Regulations, Conflict Resolution, and Negotiating in Today’s World.  Of particular interest was a session presented by Michigan Tech’s Kerri Sleeman, Executive Director, Facilities Management and assisted by Heidi Reid, Employment Services Representative, Human Resources, titled “Digital Negotiations and the HR Impact”.

They were also motivated by keynote speaker, Ken Trazska – President of Seward County Community College/Area Technical College in Kansas, who spoke on creating an inspiring, connected, and respected HR Culture.  Networking opportunities were abundant throughout the conference including a breathtaking Sunset Boat Cruise.

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Benefit Open Enrollment Now Open

Open enrollment is your opportunity to assess your individual and family needs and make changes to your benefit package selections. This would include changing health plans, adding/removing a dependent, electing to contribute to a health savings account or flexible spending account or changing any other benefits such as life or disability benefits. If you want to continue your current elections in 2015, you do not need to take any action.

Here is a brief summary of 2015 benefits:

  • There is no change in retirement benefits for 2015; Michigan Tech will continue to match up to 7.5% of your salary that you decide to save for retirement. Tax deferred as well as Roth options for 403b and 457b plans are also available without a match should you wish to save more for retirement. Keep in mind there are IRS maximums you are allowed to contribute.
  • There is no change in life insurance, dependent life insurance, voluntary accidental death and disability, short term disability and long term disability.
  • Tech will continue to offer both the PPO and HDHP health insurance plans. For the PPO plan, the premium will increase from $112 to $114 per person per month.
  • The HDHP will continue with no monthly premium, but you will need to decide what amount if any, you put in your tax sheltered Health Savings Account to cover health care deductibles and co-pays. Keep in mind that any amount you save in your HSA that is not used, is carried over to future years, even into retirement.
  • Eyecare and Dental coverage remains unchanged.

Please plan to explore and evaluate your benefit options and cost during at an Open Enrollment educational session.