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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

2020 EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

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

Earn points between January 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020 to qualify for wellness rewards to be applied in January 2021. Earn entries into quarterly drawings for Pulse Cash to use in the Virgin Pulse Store, purchase a gift card or donate to charity. Employees and spouses enrolled in a Marquette-sponsored medical plan can also earn up to $125 each for an FSA contribution or up to $250 each for an HSA contribution, depending on which medical plan you select in 2021.

For more information on the Virgin Pulse Wellness portal, contact Virgin Pulse Customer Support at 1-888-671-9395 or support@virginpulse.com.

 

COVID-19 AND DEPENDENT CARE FSAs

While no COVID-19-related guidance has been issued (nor accommodations made) to-date with respect to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), please keep in mind that Dependent Care FSA elections do have some flexibility relating to changes in daycare providers or the cost of dependent care.

This means that participants can add/increase their Dependent Care FSA elections in order to pay for daycare for school-age children who are no longer able to attend school. Additionally, participants can revoke/decrease their elections if they stop working, or if they can no longer keep their children in their existing daycare due to facility closures. When regular activities resume, participants will likely experience change in cost events (that is, qualified expenses) that would allow them to modify their Dependent Care FSA elections again. Permitted election changes must be requested within 30 calendar days of the event and must be made on a going forward/prospective basis (that is, it cannot be retroactive).

If your situation warrants that you need to make a change to your Dependent Care FSA election, please contact Human Resources Benefits at benefits@marquette.edu.

 

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.

 

VSP-UPDATE YOUR MEMBER ID NUMBER

As of Jan. 1, 2020, your VSP unique identifier/means of provider eligibility verification is no longer the last four digits of your social security number. It is now your nine digit MU ID number.

You will need to contact your vision provider and share your MU ID number before they can process any claims.

Contact VSP at 1-800-877-7195 with questions.

 

1095-C TAX FORM

Form 1095-C is a tax form reporting information about an employee's health coverage offered by Marquette University. The taxpayer does not fill out the form and does not need to file it with a tax return. It should be kept with the taxpayer's records. For additional questions on this form, consult your Tax Advisor.

The 1095-C form is being sent out to the address you have listed in MyJob.  If you need a copy of the 1095-C form, you can access it by logging into the enrollment portal and follow the instructions on this link.

 

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.

Certain information cannot be legally transferred. 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)

Contact Discovery Benefits at 1-866-451-3399.


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.)

 

COBRA INFORMATION

COBRA is a continuation of the existing health insurance coverage and is administered by a third-party, Discovery Benefits.  Employees may elect one or all plans as they are stand-alone.

  • Begins immediately after coverage is lost (e.g. last day of coverage is May 31st; COBRA begins June 1st)
  • Premiums include the total MU and employee portion, and a 2% administrative fee. See rate sheet below
  • Coverage must be elected within 60 days of the loss of coverage
  • Coverage may continue for up to 18 months
  • 2020 COBRA Rate Sheet

Questions regarding COBRA enrollment should be made to Discovery Benefits: 1-866-451-3399 or the Discovery Benefits website: www.discoverybenefits.com.

 

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.

Timeline 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

  • Medical 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 1-800-842-2776 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 1-800-842-2005 ex. 255674.

Tenured Faculty

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

WELLNESS MISSION

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

Human Resources' goal is to provide a solid Health and Wellness program with resources to guide you in maintaining your good health.

In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever to know where to turn when you need care. Review Coping with COVID-19 for a list of tips and resources.

2020 WELLNESS PROGRAM

Earn points between January 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020 to qualify for wellness rewards to be applied in January 2021. Earn entries into quarterly drawings for Pulse Cash to use in the Virgin Pulse Store, purchase a gift card or donate to charity. Employees and spouses enrolled in a Marquette-sponsored medical plan can also earn up to $125 each for an FSA contribution or up to $250 each for an HSA contribution, depending on which medical plan you select in 2021.

For more information on the Virgin Pulse Wellness portal, contact Virgin Pulse Customer Support at 1-888-671-9395 or support@virginpulse.com.

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.

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).

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

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.

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

Counseling Sessions are currently suspened. We will post updates when sessions are rescheduled.


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