New Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Benefits Card
Here are a few details you need as Employee Benefits Corp (EBC) transitions to a new FSA benefits card effective August 1, 2016. A new card has been sent to your address on file. Please be aware of specific dates during this transition. For details, click on the Benefits Card Transitions PDF.
Visit the Employee Benefits Corporation FSA store, where all products are FSA-eligible and can help participants decide on election amounts. In addition to thousands of healthcare products, the FSA Store offers educational tools to help consumers better understand what's covered by their FSA. The comprehensive Eligibility List lets participants search for products and services per plan type including FSA, HSA, HRA, Limited Health Care FSA, and Dependent Care FSA.
Simply download and distribute the FSA Store's latest promotional flyer to help you save $10 on your orders. Employees just click the flyer to begin and use the coupon promo code EBCFALL during checkout!
Learn more about the FSA Store.
Marquette University has consistently ranked one of the Best Places to Work by MRA and Milwaukee Magazine. As you can see, we offer a generous benefit package to our employees. Feel free to contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.
Life Events Which Affect Your Benefits /Annual Benefit Enrollment Period
Changes in health care coverage can only be made within 30 days of a Qualifying Life Event or during the university’s Annual Enrollment period, usually held in the fall, with changes effective January 1st of the next year.
Changes between medical plans can only be done at annual enrollment.
Examples of Qualifying Life Events which may affect your benefits include the following: marriage, divorce, birth/adoption of a child, change in spouse’s employment, change in full-time student status of a child, death of child/spouse.
It is the employee’s responsibility to notify the HR Benefits Department within 30 days of any potential qualifying life event in order to process the coverage options for you and/or your eligible dependents. If you have questions regarding benefit enrollment and eligibility please contact the Department of Human Resources at extension 8-7305.
We also invite you to contact a member of the benefits team directly.
Benefits Current Employees Have Access To
Contact UMR at (800) 826-9781 to find in-network doctors, order new insurance cards, claim inquiries, and covered benefits. Available M-F during business hours.
Contact UMR at (800) 808-4424 to pre-notify or pre-authorize a procedure. Available M-F during business hours.
Contact Delta Dental at (800) 236-3713.
Contact VSP at (800) 877-7195.
|Basic & Optional Life Insurance||
Contact Human Resources for information about your coverage level and eligibility to increase coverage.
Reference the University Policy on this benefit.
Contact Human Resources for information about your eligibility and current benefit level.
|Flexible Spending Account (FSA)||
Contact the Employee Benefits Corporation at (800) 346-2126.
|Marquette Retirement Plan||
Learn more about your TIAA 403(b) and the two investment options we offer eligible employees.
|Leaves of Absences||
Do you need time away from work? Review our leave of absence policies to find an option for your situation.
|MetLaw Legal Insurance||Enrollment is restricted to new hire (30 days) and annual enrollment (late October).|
All tuition remission and FACHEX questions should be directed to Octavio (Cas) Castro, Vice President of Human Resources.
|Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)||
Contact Aurora 24/7 at (800) 236-3231. You can connect with a professional EAP counselor to schedule a consultation who can link you with specialized services for stress (work, relationships, financial), alcohol or drug abuse (yours or a family member’s), and/or balancing work and family.
|Long-term Care Insurance||
Marquette University has partnered with Legacy Services and Northwestern Mutual to assist employees in finding long-term care for themselves, parents or other family members. Employees are offered the option of having their Long Term Care benefit premiums deducted through their MU paycheck.
|Additional benefits available through MetLife||
Contact MetLife at (800) 438-6388 for a quote.
To complement your MetLife Insurance coverage, you now have access to Travel Assistance through a marketing arrangement with MetLife.
Contact MetLife at (800) 565-9320
Did you know Marquette University employees can get discounts at local hotels, attractions and even cellular companies. Click on the link to the left to see where you can save money. (Please Note: You must be on campus to access the Department of Purchasing's Website.)
Retirement is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. The benefits team is proud to offer several educational opportunities and resources for you to explore in order to make educated decisions for your retirement plan.
There are opportunities to remain connected to the Marquette Community after retirement. One way is to join the Marquette University Retiree Association (MURA). MURA was created to provide opportunities for intellectual stimulation and social interactions among its retirees and to help its retirees find ways to be of service to the university and community. The link to the Web site is: http://www.marquette.edu/mura/ where you can find additional information, including membership, calendar of upcoming activities.
|Vendor||Contact Information||Notification Time line|
|Medicare and Social Security||3 - 4 months prior to retirement or turning age 65|
2 – 3 months prior to retirement or withdrawing funds
Tenure Buy-Out and Emeritus Status
|Office of the Provost, Faculty Handbook||Prior to Dec. 1 of the final academic year.|
|2 – 3 months prior to your last day of work|
Benefits that Cease on your Last Day
Benefits that Cease
at the End of the Month
|Marquette Retiree Library Benefits link|
|Marquette Employee Wellness Link|
|*Italicized benefits are COBRA eligible. Employees may elect a continuation of current coverage under COBRA for up to 18 months. See COBRA rate sheet for pricing.|
Marquette University’s health, dental, and vision plans offer preventive care at 100% when in-network providers are visited.
Dental: Two free cleaning per year, per covered member (deductible waived).
Vision: One free well-vision exam per year, per covered member (co-pay waived).
Marquette University's wellness mission is to develop a well workplace in accordance with national guidelines and regulations.
Annual Notices for Employees:
Several legislative acts, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, require plan administrators, including Marquette University, to give all employees the most important facts they need to know about their health and welfare benefit plans including plan rules, financial information, and documents on the operation and management of the plan, in writing. Written notice is also required regarding the other health and welfare benefit plans that may be available to them.
The university has made this required information, which includes a copy of each applicable plan's summary annual report, an updated notice of privacy practices and a health insurance marketplace notification.
For additional information or to request a paper copy of these notices, contact Human Resources at 8-7305.
Health Care Reform Information
In response to the many requests from employees to develop easy to read (and understand) information pertaining to Health Care Reform, we are launching a communications campaign called “In a Nutshell”. Below are the first four flyers which address three issue a piece.
Health care reform, specifically the Affordable Care Act (ACA), consists of a multitude of provision that will change health insurance insurance for many Americans. As ACA is still very new, parts of it may be subject to ongoing interpretation and revision.
What is the health insurance marketplace or exchange?
An exchange is an online marketplace that will provide health insurance options to consumers. The exchange will allow consumers (individuals and small businesses initially) to compare what plans cover, what providers are covered, how deductible and components are different across plans and how plans compare on key quality measures. The Health Insurance Marketplace is available at www.healthcare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596
Additional Benefit Information and Links:
Workers Compensation questions click here to view the Risk Management Website and Frequently Asked Questions guide.
Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth
Employee Development Site
TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions
You can discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis with a TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions for September 2016
Thursday, September 8
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 15
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
By appointment only, RSVP with TIAA at 800-732-8353