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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

REVIEW YOUR 2020 BENEFIT ELECTIONS

Visit www.marquette.bswift.com to review your 2020 benefit elections.

  • User ID: You will use your 9-digit MU ID number.
  • Password: If you have never logged in, you will use the last four digits of your SS#. Otherwise, it will be the password you changed it to upon your initial login.

Bswift home page

 

DISCOVERY BENEFITS– Flexible Spending Account (FSA) / Health Savings Account (HSA)

Discovery Benefits is the university's FSA and HSA Administrator.  They sent FSA and HSA debit cards to employees who have newly enrolled in this benefit for 2020.  If you re-enrolled, the cards you currently have are active for a total of 4 years.  See the expiration date on the front of the card.   If you did not receive a debit card or need an extra card, you can contact Discover Benefits at 866-451-3399 or create and log into your account at DiscoveryBenefits.com.

UMR – Medical Benefit

UMR mailed ID cards to employees who newly enrolled or who made changes to the medical plan.  If you did not make any changes, you can use the ID card you currently have.  Employees should receive their new ID cards by January 15th. If you do not receive new cards, please double check and update your address on MyJob if necessary. You can also order a new card by contacting UMR at 800-826-9781 or creating an account on umr.com. Once the account is created you can print off a copy of your ID.  The UMR card is for both medical and prescription drug coverage.

DELTA DENTAL – Dental Benefit

Delta Dental mailed new ID cards to employees who newly enrolled or who made changes to their dental coverage for the 2020 plan year.  Employees should receive their new cards by January 15th.  If you do not receive new cards, please double check and update your address on MyJob if necessary. You may also order a new card by contacting Delta Dental at 800-236-3713 or online at deltadentalwi.com.  ID cards will not list the names of the covered dependents.

VSP – Vision Benefit

VSP does not issue ID cards.  Your VSP in-network provider will need the last four digits of the employee’s Marquette ID number and date of birth to verify your coverage.  If you have any questions, please contact VSP at 800-877-7195.

 

NAVITUS - 2020 PRESCRIPTION MAIL SERVICE CHANGE

On 1/1/2020, Marquette University’s prescription drug plan will begin using Postal Prescription Services (PPS), a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (parent company of Pick ‘N Save and Metro Market), as its mail order pharmacy. This change only affects Marquette University’s mail order pharmacy. Your prescription drug coverage will continue to be managed by Navitus.

How to transfer existing medications

Most of your information will automatically transfer to PPS via an Open Refill Transfer process. This includes your name, member ID number and prescriptions with refills remaining. However, certain prescriptions cannot be transferred:

  • Controlled medications.
  • Prescriptions with no refills remaining.
  • Prescriptions written more than 12 months ago. This applies even if you have refills remaining.

Certian information cannot be legally transfered. This includes credit card numbers and drug allergies. Even if your prescriptions were able to be transferred from the previous mail order pharmacy, you will need to call PPS Customer Service at 1-800-552-6694 to obtain your new PPS Rx #(s) on file to link to your web account in order to complete your registration. Therefore, you will need to register with PPS before you can begin using this benefit. You can register starting 1/1/2020. Prescription refill orders can be requested through PPS beginning 1/1/2020.

How to register with Postal Prescription Services

You can sign up online at www.ppsrx.com or you can call PPS toll-free at 1-800-552-6694 starting 1/1/2020.

Please allow 10 - 14 calendar days from the day you submit your order to receive your medicine(s). Prescriptions should be ordered from the current mail order pharmacy if they are needed within the first 2 weeks after the 1/1/2020 transition date.

If you have any mail order questions, call PPS at 1-800-552-6694 starting 1/1/2020.

If you have any questions about your pharmacy benefits, call Navitus Customer Care at 1-866-333-2757.

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.

Medical, dental and vision benefits take effect first of the month following your date of hire. You must complete your enrollment within 30 calendar days of your date of hire.

  • Full-time regular employees are offered medical, dental, vision, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending or health savings accounts. TIAA 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 medical, dental, vision, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending or health savings accounts. TIAA 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 medical, dental, vision, life and optional life insurance, and flexible spending or health savings accounts. There are no premium contributions from Marquette University. Employees who participate in any of these benefits are responsible for the full premium. TIAA 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 calendar 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 calendar 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 &

Prescription Drug (Rx)

 

Contact UMR at 1-800-826-9781 to find in-network doctors, order new insurance cards, claim inquiries, and covered benefits. Available M-F during business hours.

Contact UMR Plan Advisor at 1-800-207-3172

Contact UMR at 1-800-808-4424 to pre-notify or pre-authorize a procedure. Available M-F during business hours.

RX- Contact Navitus at 1-866-333-2757

Dental

Contact Delta Dental at 1-800-236-3713.

Vision

Contact VSP at 1-800-877-7195.

Basic & Optional Life

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) & Health Savings Account (HSA)

Effective 1/1/2019 Contact Discovery Benefits at 1-866-451-3399.

For questions on 2018 accounts - Contact Employee Benefits Corporation (EBC) at 1-800-346-2126.


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

Marquette Retirement Plan

Learn more about your Marquette University Retirement Plan and the two investment options we offer eligible employees.

Contact TIAA at 1-800-842-2252.

Leaves of Absences

Do you need time away from work? Review our leave of absence policies to find an option for your situation.

MetLaw/Hyatt Legal

MetLaw/Hyatt Legal is a voluntary group legal plan that provides employees with convenient, professional legal counsel.

Contact Hyatt Legal at 1-800-821-6400

Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity

Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity are voluntary benefits that work to complement your medical coverage.

Contact MetLife at 1-800-438-6388

Tuition Remission

All tuition remission and FACHEX questions should be directed to Steve McCauley, Director of Employee Benefits.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Contact Aurora EAP online or at 1-800-236-3231. 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 (LTC)

Marquette University has partnered with 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.

Northwestern Mutual - Long-Term Care Information

Northwestern Mutual - The Greatest Gift: A Long-Term Care Plan

The Greatest Gift: A Plan for Long-Term Care

Contact Northwestern Mutual - Scott Schwertfeger, CLU at 1-414-368-1674 or Scott.schwertfeger@nm.com

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 1-800-438-6388 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 1-800-454-3679

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.

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: https://www.marquette.edu/mura/ where you can find additional information, including membership, calendar of upcoming activities.

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

1-800-772-1213
3 - 4 months prior to retirement or turning age 65
TIAA

www.tiaa.org

1-800-842-2776

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

1-414-288-7305
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 2020 COBRA Rate Sheet for pricing.

TIAA 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 at (800) 842-2776 for more information. Link to the TIAA area on the benefits website.
  • If you are a faculty member and are considering the contract buyout implications and your TIAA 403(b) contract, you should make an appointment our TIAA 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 (From age 40)
  • 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).

 

Smoking Cessation Program

Marquette University provides benefits for a smoking cessation program. Marquette University will pay 100% of the cost, up to 180 days per calendar year (two quit attempts per person per year), for any smoking cessation product, including prescription products and over-the-counter (OTC) products. Please note that a prescription from your physician is needed for OTC smoking cessation products to be covered under the smoking cessation program.

 

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

 

2020 BIOMETRIC SCREENING AND ONLINE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

To maintain a lifetime of better health, it is important for you to identify your individual risk factors and try to modify your lifestyle as appropriate. By completing a Health Risk Assessment (HRA), you will also receive the 2020 incentive.

Marquette University partnered with Aurora Health Care and Virgin Pulse to oversee the HRA process, including conducting the on-campus biometric screenings and providing educational resources to those individuals whose situation may be in need of medical support. We encourage all employees and spouses to direct questions to Aurora, Virgin Pulse or their primary care provider about their biometric results.

  • CPHP: Participants enrolling in the CPHP plan will receive a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contribution of up to $125 for Single coverage or up to $250 for non-Single (Employee+1 or Family) coverage for completing qualified wellness activities including but not limited to the biometric screening and completion of the Virgin Pulse online health assessment.
  • AHDHP or EHDHP: Participants enrolling in the AHDHP or EHDHP plan will receive a Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution of up to $250 for Single coverage or up to $500 for non-Single coverage for completing qualified wellness activities including but not limited to the biometric screening and completion of the Virgin Pulse online health assessment.

Marquette University launched the Virgin Pulse interactive, personalized wellness portal in 2018. Visit join.virginpulse.com/MarquetteUniversity to complete the Health Assessment and engage in wellness resources.

The Virgin Pulse wellness portal operates on a points and levels system, allowing you to earn points for engaging in activities of your choice here at Marquette University or on the portal. For more information on how to earn rewards and what this means for our health plan members and covered spouses, please see the information guides below.

HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR BIOMETRIC SCREENING AND ONLINE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

The University's annual enrollment period for 2020 benefit elections will be held from October 28, 2019 through 4 p.m. on November 15, 2019. The HRA is a two step process. The 2020 incentive is based on earning up to 45,000 points for qualifying wellness activities which includes but is not limited to completion of the biometric screening (4,500 points), Virgin Pulse platform registration (500 points) and Virgin Pulse online health assessment (2,500 points).

  1. The first step is a biometric screening which is a simple finger stick blood test that will analyze your cholesterol, HDL and glucose. The results are available in about 15 minutes. Blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and body mass index will also be recorded. You have three options for completing this step:

    • Option 1: Schedule your 15-minute Aurora Health Care screening appointment. Scheduling of these appointments will be available starting in late September.
        • Appointments will be available on campus in the AMU and Dental School areas Monday-Saturday and off campus on Saturdays only. On campus early morning, afternoon and evening appointment times will be available.
        • Online Scheduling is currently available for free biometric screenings. Click on the link or call 1-877-765-3213, Option 1. Please keep a copy of the biometric results for your records.
          • For those spouses completing the biometric screening at the AMU on the Marquette University Campus, parking will be available in Structure 1 (located at 749 N. 16th Street). For those utilizing the Dental School, 1801 West Wisconsin Ave., parking will be available in Lot S. (see Campus Map). Regular parking rates will apply.
          • If you have a scheduled appointment, please make every attempt to keep this appointment as slots will fill up. If you do need to cancel, please call Aurora as soon as possible so they can re-open the slot for someone else. Results are best if you have fasted for 12 hours but NOT necessary. Please tell the nurse ahead of time if you were unable to fast. All normal medication should still be taken as directed.
    • Option 2: Have lab work completed by your Primary Care Provider between July 1, 2019 and November 16, 2019.  Fax those results to Aurora Health Care at 414-525-2570 by 12 p.m. on November 16, 2019 using the Primary Care Provider Form below. There is a spot on the form to include your email address, so you can receive confirmation from Aurora once this is received.  Please make sure to send in your Authorization for Disclosure with your results.

      HRA Provider Form for 2020 IncentivePDF

      Important Required HRA NoticePDF

    • Option 3: Complete a comparable Biometric Screening at your spouse’s employer-sponsored HRA screening and fax your results to Aurora Health Care at 414-525-2570 by 12 p.m. on November 16, 2019. Please make sure to send in your Authorization for Disclosure with your results. 
  2. The second step is to complete an online health assessment by 4 p.m. on November 19, 2019. The online health assessment is accessible on our Virgin Pulse wellness portal; join.virginpulse.com/MarquetteUniversity.
    • Click on “Sign Me Up”
    • Enter your information
    • Email – This can be any email of your choice
    • Password – Password must be a minimum of 8 characters and contain the following:
      • Lowercase characters (a through z)
      • Uppercase characters (A through Z)
      • Number(s)
      • Non-alphanumeric character (example: @! # $ % *)

Once logged in, you should be prompted to take the online health risk assessment.  It can also be found under “Programs.“ 

Click here for instructions on how to complete the online health assessment. If completed by 4:00 pm CST on November 19, 2019, you’ll receive 2,500 points toward your 2020 HSA/FSA contribution.

If you need assistance logging in or have questions, contact Virgin Pulse Customer Support at 1-888-671-9395 or support@virginpulse.com.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CONFIDENTIALITY

Marquette University will not receive individual results. In maintaining HIPAA compliance, Marquette University will only receive a group summary report indicating “yes” or “no” if the employee and spouse (if applicable) completed the Health Risk Assessment process. Your specific results are 100% confidential.

 

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY WELLNESS PROGRAM ALTERNATIVE STANDARD WAIVER

Rewards for participating in Marquette University’s wellness program are available to all employees. If you think you might be unable to meet a standard for earning points under this wellness program, you may qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means, or to have the requirement waived with a provider’s signature.

MU Wellness Alternative Standard Waiver Form PDF

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 available below.

For additional information or to request a paper copy of these notices, contact Human Resources at 8-7305.

 

2020 BENEFITS ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

 

BENEFITS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTERS

 

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 INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS

You can discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis with a TIAA Financial Consultant. Counseling Sessions for December 2019 / January - March 2020

Tuesday, December 17
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AMU 228 & 230

Wednesday, December 18
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 228 & 230

Wednesday, January 8
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AMU 228

Wednesday, January 15
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AMU 228

Tuesday, January 21
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 228

Wednesday, February 12
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 364

Thursday, February 13
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 230

Wednesday, February 26
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AMU 228

Thursday, February 27
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AMU 228

Tuesday, March 24
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 230

Wednesday, March 25
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 230

Call 1-800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m CST. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.


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