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Retire U "Freshman" Workshop Series

The Retire U "Freshman" workshop series offers a comprehensive financial education program that complements your existing benefit offerings while providing you with the information you need to achieve your financial goals. It's provided to you at no cost. This education is designed for those under the age of 50.

Changes in the investment markets, healthcare system, government programs and retirement plans are impacting us all. As a result, you may be asking yourself more questions than you can answer. This series is full of answers.

Topics discussed:

  • What is important about retirement planning to you?
  • The principles of investing today
  • Saving vs. Investing
  • Tax strategies
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Spending tips
  • The mechanisms of investing today
  • Saving for multiple goals
  • Risks of retirement
  • Investment options available
  • Disciplines of investing
  • Legal documents necessary
  • Social Security
  • The stages of retirement
  • Healthcare post retirement including A.C.A., Medicare, and Long Term Care
  • The keys to building and managing wealth
  • Alternative investments

Retire U "Freshman" Workshop Series Times, Dates & Locations:

Tuesday, February 2 - Workshop 1 of 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AMU 163

Wednesday, February 3 - Workshop 1 of 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AMU 163

Tuesday, February 9 - Workshop 2 of 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AMU 163

Wednesday, February 10 - Workshop 2 of 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AMU 163

Tuesday, February 16 - Workshop 3 of 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AMU 157

Wednesday, February 17 - Workshop 3 of 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AMU 163

Tuesday, February 23 - Workshop 4 of 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ballroom D

Wednesday, February 24 - Workshop 4 of 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AMU 227

Register online at www.retireu.com , email your request to nextlevel@nlpwm.com, or call 414-369-6620.

*Please note: the "Sophomore" series is coming in April for those closer to retirement.

 

2016 Annual Enrollment

Marquette’s annual benefit enrollment period began Monday, October 26, 2015 and ran through Friday, November 13, 2015. You were able to make changes in Myjob at that time.

FSA Store

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.

 

Benefits For Those Considering Marquette University

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.

  • 2016 Marquette Summary of Benefits - Staff PDF Icon
  • 2016 Marquette Summary of Benefits - Faculty PDF Icon
  • Benefits take effect on your start date. No waiting period if you submit applicable benefit enrollment forms within 30 days of your employment.
  • Full-time regular employees are offered health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending accounts. TIAA-CREF 403(b) Marquette Match offered after two years of employment whereby the employee contributes 5% of gross salary and Marquette will contribute 8% of gross salary. (Subject to IRS maximums.) Voluntary participation in the supplemental retirement account is available the first of the month following the date of hire. Access to voluntary benefits and employee discount programs.
  • Full-time limited term employees with a one year contract (academic or calendar) are offered health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending accounts. TIAA-CREF 403(b) Marquette Match offered after two years of employment whereby the employee contributes 5% of gross salary and Marquette will contribute 8% of gross salary. (Subject to IRS maximums.) Voluntary participation in the supplemental retirement account is available the first of the month following the date of hire. Access to voluntary benefits and employee discount programs.
  • Part-time regular employees are offered health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and optional life insurance, and flexible spending accounts. There are no premium contributions from Marquette University. Employees who participate in any of these benefits are responsible for the full premium. TIAA-CREF 403(b) Marquette Match offered after two years of employment whereby the employee contributes 5% of gross salary and Marquette will contribute 8% of gross salary. (Subject to IRS maximums.) Voluntary participation in the supplemental retirement account is available the first of the month following the date of hire. Access to voluntary benefits and employee discount programs.
  • Part-time temporary employees will have access to a limited number of voluntary benefits and employee discount programs.

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

Primary Benefits-click on blue areas below to link to additional information

Medical Insurance &

Prescription Drug Coverage

 

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.

Dental Insurance

Contact Delta Dental at (800) 236-3713.

Vision Insurance

Contact VSP at (800) 877-7195.

Basic & Optional Life Insurance

Contact Human Resources for information about your coverage level and eligibility to increase coverage.

Short-term Disability

Reference the University Policy on this benefit.

Long-term Disability

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.


Voluntary Benefits-click on blue areas below to link to additional information

Marquette Retirement Plan

Learn more about your TIAA-CREF 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).
Tuition Remission

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.

Legacy Servises - Long-term Care Information PDF Icon

Northwestern Mutual - Long-term Care Information PDF Icon

  • Contact Legacy Services at (800) 230-3398 x101
  • Contact Northwestern Mutual at (414) 271- 3242.
  • Contact John Hancock at (800) 377-7311 (For anyone who took out a policy prior to 2013)
Additional benefits available through MetLife

Receive special discounts that could save you money and convenient payment options including payroll deduction.

Auto & Home Insurance Flyer PDF Icon
Auto & Home Insurance FAQ'sPDF Icon

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.

Travel Assistance BrochurePDF Icon
Travel Assistance FlyerPDF Icon
Travel Assistance FAQ'sPDF Icon

Contact MetLife at (800) 565-9320

Employee Discounts

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.)

 

Benefits For Marquette Retirees

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.

Social Security and Medicare

  • Contact a Social Security Administration office three months prior to your 65th birthday. The nearest office to Marquette University is the blue federal building located on 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Appointments are recommended.

Internal Marquette University process to retire

  • Give your department at least a two week notice. We recommend giving a two to three month notice to ensure all of your questions are answered and all of your benefit-related paperwork is processed prior to your actual effective date of retirement.
  • Your supervisor or business manager will complete a "termination form"
  • A member of the benefits team will receive your "termination form" and will contact you directly regarding retiree status eligibility and any applicable paperwork you may need.
  • Still have questions about the procedure?  Click here to view a schematic diagram of the process.

Time line and resources to remember

Vendor Contact Information Notification Time line
Medicare and Social Security

www.ssa.gov

(800) 772-1213
3 - 4 months prior to retirement or turning age 65
TIAA-CREF

www.tiaa-cref.org

(800) 842-2776

2 – 3 months prior to retirement or withdrawing funds

Marquette University:

Tenure Buy-Out and Emeritus Status

Office of the Provost, Faculty Handbook Prior to Dec. 1 of the final academic year.

Marquette University:

Benefits

Department of Human Resources, Employee Benefits

(414) 288-7305
2 – 3 months prior to your last day of work

Benefits that Cease on your Last Day

of Employment
  • Basic Life
  • Optional Life
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending*
    *FSA health care expenses must be incurred on or before the last day of employment; employees have a 90 day run-out period to submit for reimbursement
 

Benefits that Cease

at the End of the Month

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance

 

 

 

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 sheetPDF Icon for pricing.

TIAA-CREF 403(b) Retirement Accounts

  • You have the option of either leaving your funds in your 403(b) account upon your retirement until you wish to draw from your balance, rollover your funds into another account, or choose from one of several distribution options. Call TIAA-CREF at (800) 842-2776 for more information. Link to the TIAA-CREF area on the benefits website.
  • If you are a faculty member and are considering the contract buyout implications and your TIAA-CREF 403(b) contract, you should make an appointment our TIAA-CREF individual consultant by calling (800) 842-2005 ex. 255674.

Tenured Faculty

  • Emeritus retiree benefit synopsis
  • The University will buy out a faculty member's tenure if the faculty member holds tenure and is eligible for retirement from Marquette University. Please read the specific Tenure Buy-Out Policy to review all of the conditions
  • Faculty members must apply for a buy-out no later than Dec. 1 of the academic year that will be his/her final year of full-time employment.
  • All buy-outs will have a retirement date immediately following the last day of the contract.  E.g. If the final, full-time contract ends May 23, the effective retirement date would be May 24. 
  • Benefit coverage for a faculty member in his/her terminal year expires the final day of the terminal contract month. E.g. If the final, full-time contract ends May 23, health, dental, and vision coverage would continue through May 31.
  • The rank of emeritus may be conferred upon a retiring tenured faculty member or a retiring academic administrator whom the university designates in recognition of the sustained high quality performance shown throughout his/her career.  Nominations and/or applications are coordinated through the Office of the Provost.

 

Employee Wellness at Marquette University

Preventive Care

Marquette University’s health, dental, and vision plans offer preventive care at 100% when in-network providers are visited. 

Health:

  • Routine physical exams waive any applicable co-pays and deductible. 
  • Immunizations
  • Routine Diagnostic Tests, Lab & X-rays
  • Routine Mammograms
  • Pap Test and Pelvic Exams
  • PSA Test and Prostate Exams
  • Routine Colonoscopy (From age 50)
  • For a complete list of preventive care benefits, please review the Summary Plan DocumentPDF Icon

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).

 

Wellness

Marquette University's wellness mission is to develop a well workplace in accordance with national guidelines and regulations.

Webinars from UMR on Healthy Living

Healthy at any age - Women and aging

Healthy at any age - Men and aging

Healthy 'U' University from UMR

 

Additional Information Regarding Your Marquette Benefits

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.

Archived Benefit Newsletters

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

Accruals
Are you confused about how you are accruing and can use sick, vacation and short-term disability benefits, if applicable? Click on one of the links below for more information.

Additional Benefit Information and Links:

Terminating Employment with Marquette University
If you are terminating your employment with Marquette, here is a document that will guide you in how your benefits will cease.

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

Upcoming Events

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions | February - March 2016 & March - April 2016

You may discuss your personal financial situation with a TIAA-CREF consultant on a confidential basis. You can also discuss how to help achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Tuesday, February 16
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 364

Wednesday, February 17
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
AMU 228

Wednesday, March 16
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 228

Wednesday, March 16
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Thursday, March 17
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Friday, March 18
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 228

Friday, March 18
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Tuesday, April 5
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 230

Wednesday, April 6
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Wednesday, April 13
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Thursday, April 14
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Friday, April 15
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AMU 362

By appointment only, RSVP with TIAA-CREF at 800-732-8353

 


PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES

CURRENT EMPLOYEES

STUDENTS

Contact Human Resources

Straz Tower

Department of Human Resources
915 W. Wisconsin Ave.
David A. Straz, Jr. Tower, Room 185
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
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Phone: (414) 288-7305
Fax: (414) 288-7425

Email Human Resources