May 2017

May 4 - TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions - Hackettstown Campus

The Human Resources Department is pleased to offer individual counseling sessions with a TIAA representative at no cost to you.

Make your appointment today to discuss your retirement plans with our TIAA Financial Consultant, Tatiana Novozhilova.

Your individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:
> Are my investments properly allocated?
> Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
> Am I saving enough?
> How and from where do I draw retirement income?

Book your appointment today at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or call 1.800.732.8353 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)

Hackettstown Campus:
Tuesday, January 24
Wednesday, February 22 (PCR)
Friday, March 31
Thursday, May 4
Wednesday, June 21
9:00 – 4:30
Seay Building, Room 005

Parsippany Campus:
Wednesday, May 17
9:00 – 4:30
Classroom 1

Click here for a listing of scheduled sessions.

May 11 - Medicare Information Session

The Human Resources Department is offering a Medicare information session on Thursday, May 11.

Medicare expert Bob Wasky of The Tarpey Group will conduct the session.

This session will cover:

> The A, B, Cs (and D) of Medicare
> Key Features, Benefits, and Costs
> Enrollment Timing and Steps
> Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance
> Evaluating Insurance Plan Types

Thursday, May 11
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the PCR

Feel free to bring your lunch!
Registration not required.

Whether you are just approaching age 65, already eligible for Medicare, or seeking information for a family member, this session will provide you with valuable information you need to understand your options and provide key decision points for making an informed, confident choice about your future health care. Bob Wasky will also provide one-on-one sessions for anyone interested in discussing their individual circumstances.

May 17 - TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions - Parsippany Campus

The Human Resources Department is pleased to offer individual counseling sessions with a TIAA representative at no cost to you.

Make your appointment today to discuss your retirement plans with our TIAA Financial Consultant, Tatiana Novozhilova.

Your individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:
> Are my investments properly allocated?
> Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
> Am I saving enough?
> How and from where do I draw retirement income?

Book your appointment today at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or call 1.800.732.8353 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)

Hackettstown Campus:
Tuesday, January 24
Wednesday, February 22 (PCR)
Friday, March 31
Thursday, May 4
Wednesday, June 21
9:00 – 4:30
Seay Building, Room 005

Parsippany Campus:
Wednesday, May 17
9:00 – 4:30
Classroom 1

Click here for a listing of scheduled sessions.

June 2017

June 21 - TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions - Hackettstown Campus

The Human Resources Department is pleased to offer individual counseling sessions with a TIAA representative at no cost to you.

Make your appointment today to discuss your retirement plans with our TIAA Financial Consultant, Tatiana Novozhilova.

Your individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:
> Are my investments properly allocated?
> Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
> Am I saving enough?
> How and from where do I draw retirement income?

Book your appointment today at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or call 1.800.732.8353 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)

Hackettstown Campus:
Tuesday, January 24
Wednesday, February 22 (PCR)
Friday, March 31
Thursday, May 4
Wednesday, June 21
9:00 – 4:30
Seay Building, Room 005

Parsippany Campus:
Wednesday, May 17
9:00 – 4:30
Classroom 1

Click here for a listing of scheduled sessions.

June 21-27 - Benefits Open Enrollment

Centenary University will be conducting its annual Open Enrollment online through the ADP Portal from June 21, 2017 through June 27, 2017 for the plan year effective July 1, 2017. As a reminder, employees must be scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week/12 months per year to be eligible for these benefits.

WHAT IS OPEN ENROLLMENT?
During Open Enrollment, you can make changes to your medical, dental, and vision coverage. You can enroll in a plan, switch plans, and add/drop coverage for yourself, your spouse/domestic partner, and/or your dependent(s). Dependents up to age 31 may be enrolled in their parent’s medical plan if they meet all of the eligibility requirements (please contact Human Resources for requirements). Please note that changes such as waiving coverage (dropping out of the plans) or deleting any family members from coverage may be done at any time during the year. Adding a new baby, new spouse/domestic partner, and eligible dependent(s) up to age 31 may be done during the year provided it is within 30 days of the qualifying event. Also, if you are not covered by Centenary’s medical/dental plan and your coverage elsewhere ceases, i.e., due to your spouse’s/domestic partner’s loss of employment and medical benefits coverage, you may enroll in Centenary’s medical plans within 30 days of that event. Enrollment for any other reason may only take place during this Open Enrollment period.

WHAT ARE MY BENEFIT CHOICES?
Your benefit choices during Open Enrollment will be as follows:
Medical coverage options:
> Horizon OMNIA – Design 8 (NEW)
> Horizon OMNIA – Design 3
> Horizon Direct Access – Design 5

Dental coverage options:
> Delta Dental DeltaCare DMO
> Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier

Vision coverage options:
> VSP Vision Service
> VSP Premier

HOW DO I ENROLL OR MAKE CHANGES TO MY BENEFITS?
If you would like to enroll in, terminate, or change your medical, dental, and/or vision coverage, please log onto ADP at www.workforcenow.adp.com from June 21st through June 27th. When you log on, you will be prompted to make your benefit selections, or you can click on Myself > Benefits >Enrollments. Be sure to click on “Complete Enrollment” on the last screen to submit your selections. The deadline for enrolling in or changing your benefits online is June 27th at 11:59pm Eastern time.

WHAT IF I TAKE NO ACTION?
If you are currently enrolled in medical, dental, and/or vision benefits and you do not take any action, your benefit elections will remain the same. Please note that the new rates will go into effect on July 1, 2017.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
There will be Open Enrollment information sessions taking place on June 21st in the Front Parlours of the Seay Building at 10am and 2pm, and at the Parsippany campus on June 20th at 3pm. During these sessions, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the plans.

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Rosado at rosadoc@cententenaryuniversity.edu or at 908-852-1400 x2334.

August 2017

August 10 - TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions - Hackettstown Campus

The Human Resources Department is pleased to offer individual counseling sessions with a TIAA representative at no cost to you.

Make your appointment today to discuss your retirement plans with our TIAA Financial Consultant, Tatiana Novozhilova.

Your individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:
> Are my investments properly allocated?
> Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
> Am I saving enough?
> How and from where do I draw retirement income?

Book your appointment today at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or call 1.800.732.8353 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)

Click here for a listing of scheduled sessions.

September 2017

September 12-14 - TIAA Live Webinars

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These sessions can help you improve your financial knowledge, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

Postcards from the Future: A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing
Women saving for retirement face unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges and help make your retirement dreams come true on schedule.
September 12 at 12 p.m. (ET)

Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt
Discover how to help make your money work harder by using your cash flow more effectively, developing good saving habits, and better managing debt.
September 12 at 3 p.m.

Special Topic: Social Security
Married couples can take advantage of some strategies that may help to increase lifetime Social Security benefits. You can learn the basics about spousal benefits, understand the many variables involved in claiming strategies, and how married couples can boost their benefits by coordinating the timing of their claims.
September 13 at 12 p.m.

Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement
You can plan ahead to help make the most out of your retirement -- from paying yourself to allowing for taxes, healthcare, and estate planning wishes.
September 13 at 3 p.m.

Special Topic: Help Protect You, Your Family and Your Money
Learn from TIAA’s Chief Information Security Officer about measures you can take to help prevent identity theft by securing your personal information on websites, social media and mobile apps, and how to conduct online financial transactions safely.
September 14 at 12 p.m.

Special Topic: Income Insights - Mental Accounting in Retirement
As you prepare for your financial future, you can learn how to save time, economize thinking, and increase control over your budget by applying principles of mental accounting.
September 14 at 1 p.m.

The Starting Line: Beginning to Save for Retirement
Find out how to evaluate and manage debt, find additional ways to save, create a budget and begin to plan for retirement.
September 14 at 3 p.m.

Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

September 20 - TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions - Parsippany Campus

The Human Resources Department is pleased to offer individual counseling sessions with a TIAA representative at no cost to you.

Make your appointment today to discuss your retirement plans with our TIAA Financial Consultant, Tatiana Novozhilova.

Your individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:
> Are my investments properly allocated?
> Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
> Am I saving enough?
> How and from where do I draw retirement income?

Book your appointment today at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or call 1.800.732.8353 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)

Click here for a listing of scheduled sessions.

September 28 - TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions - Hackettstown Campus

The Human Resources Department is pleased to offer individual counseling sessions with a TIAA representative at no cost to you.

Make your appointment today to discuss your retirement plans with our TIAA Financial Consultant, Tatiana Novozhilova.

Your individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:
> Are my investments properly allocated?
> Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
> Am I saving enough?
> How and from where do I draw retirement income?

Book your appointment today at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or call 1.800.732.8353 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)

Click here for a listing of scheduled sessions.

October 2017

October 10-19 - TIAA Live Webinars

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These sessions can help you improve your financial knowledge, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

> SPECIAL TOPIC: All about IRAs, 10/10, 12-1 p.m. and 10/19, 3-4 p.m.
> Money at Work 1: Foundations of Investing, 10/10, 3-4 p.m. and 10/17, 12-1 p.m.
> SPECIAL TOPIC: A view from DC - Where are we and where are we going, 10/11, 12-1 p.m.
> SPECIAL TOPIC: Quarterly economic and market update, 10/12, 12-1 p.m.
> Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for your ideal retirement, 10/12, 3-4 p.m. and 10/19, 12-1 p.m.
> SPECIAL TOPIC: Planning for diminished capacity and illness for you or a loved one, 10/18, 12-1 p.m.

October 17 - Employee Wellness Event

BIOMETRIC SCREENING
8AM – 4PM
Seay Room 110 / Smith Hall

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ will sponsor, at no cost to you, an onsite biometric screening available to all employees through their partner vendor, Quest Diagnostics.

What is a biometric screening?
A biometric screening tests your Total Cholesterol (HDL-Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio and Glucose) and your biometrics (blood pressure, pulse, height, weight and waist to calculate BMI or Body Mass Index). Quest Diagnostics will set up a station where all testing and counseling is done with the same examiner through a 15 minute screening appointment. The provider will give a brief introduction and begin with a small fingerstick blood draw sample that will be processed in a cholestech machine. This will test for Total Cholesterol. The cholestech processing takes about 8 minutes. During that time, the provider will take your blood pressure and pulse, height, weight and waist to calculate BMI. When the results are ready, the provider will go over those results with you and provide suggestions on how to improve or maintain your current results. You will take the results with you in a Quest Diagnostics brochure. To maintain confidentiality, no personal information (e.g., weight, cholesterol results, etc.) will be stated verbally during your appointment. All results will be written in your Quest Diagnostics brochure for you to review and discuss with the provider during your appointment.

Is fasting required?
No, fasting is not required. Drinking plenty of water is recommended. Please make sure you take all of your medications as prescribed by your doctor.

Why should I participate in a biometric screening?
> To check your current health indicators (blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose, BMI)
> To identify potential health risks
> To have the opportunity to speak confidentially with an onsite counselor about your results and receive suggestions on how to improve or maintain your current results
> To receive an informational brochure with your documented personal results

What about privacy and protecting my personal health information?
The biometric screening process is designed for privacy. Any personal health information gathered during the screening is protected by federal and state privacy laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your personal information is not shared with the University or with the Human Resources Department. Your personal information and screening results will be collected by the professional staff of Quest Diagnostics which will administer the health screening. Quest Diagnostics is a third party administrator contracted by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Your personal results are shared only with you at the time of your screening. Quest Diagnostics will prepare a report using only aggregate data. All personal identifying information (i.e., name, address, ID or insurance information) is omitted. Only aggregate data is shared with Centenary’s benefits administrator, benefits broker and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. The purpose of providing aggregate data is to aid in developing a wellness program tailored to the needs of our faculty and staff.

How do I schedule an appointment?
Employees interested in scheduling a biometric screening can select the time that is most convenient for them by using Quest’s online scheduling service. Please note that this online scheduling service is only available to employees who are enrolled in a medical plan through Centenary University. Employees who are not enrolled in a medical plan through Centenary are invited to participate in the screening as a walk-in without a scheduled appointment.

> Employees who are enrolled in a medical plan through Centenary University can access the Quest Diagnostics online scheduling service by visiting My.QuestForHealth.com. Employees who are not enrolled in a medical plan through Centenary are invited to participate in the screening as a walk-in without a scheduled appointment.
> Click on “Register Now” and enter your Registration Key: Centenary2017
> Create your account: Verify your eligibility by entering your first name, last name, and birth date (MM/DD/YYYY), then create a user name and password to activate your account and schedule an appointment.

Please note that Quest’s online scheduling service will close 48 hours before the event. After that time, you are welcome to participate in the screening as a walk-in without a scheduled appointment.

SHOPRITE DIETICIAN
8AM – 4PM
Seay Room 122 / Smith Hall

Please stop by to visit a registered dietician from ShopRite who will be available to provide you with complimentary nutrition and health information.

FLU SHOTS
8AM – 4PM
Seay Room 122 / Smith Hall
Sponsored by ShopRite Pharmacy

Free flu shots will be provided to Centenary employees and their spouses who are covered under the following insurance carriers:

> Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
> Aetna
> AmeriHealth
> Cigna
> Medicare

For those employees who have other insurance carriers, please contact your carrier directly to confirm if receiving a flu shot through ShopRite Pharmacy is covered under your particular plan and the possible cost involved. Appointment not needed. Walk-ins welcome.

If you are unable to attend this flu shot clinic, please keep in mind that the Wellness Center is offering Centenary employees the opportunity to receive their flu shot for a fee of $15 while supplies last. Please call the Wellness Center at x2206 to schedule an appointment.

October 31 - TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions - Hackettstown Campus

The Human Resources Department is pleased to offer individual counseling sessions with a TIAA representative at no cost to you.

Make your appointment today to discuss your retirement plans with our TIAA Financial Consultant, Tatiana Novozhilova.

Your individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:
> Are my investments properly allocated?
> Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
> Am I saving enough?
> How and from where do I draw retirement income?

Book your appointment today at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or call 1.800.732.8353 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)

Click here for a listing of scheduled sessions.

November 2017

November 14-16 - TIAA Live Webinars

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These sessions can help you improve your financial knowledge, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

> SPECIAL TOPIC: Demystifying life insurance, 11/14, 12-1 p.m.
> Paying Yourself: Income options for retirement, 11/14, 3-4 p.m.
> SPECIAL TOPIC: Estate planning - taxing matters, 11/15, 12-1 p.m.
> Start to Finish: The early career woman’s guide to financial wisdom, 11/15, 3-4 p.m.
> SPECIAL TOPIC: The 411 on 529 college savings plans, 11/16, 12-1 p.m.
> Within Reach: Transitioning from career to retirement, 11/16, 3-4 p.m.

November 16 - Flexible Spending Account - Open Enrollment Meeting

The Human Resources Department will be hosting an information session on Thursday, November 16 from 2-3pm in the Seay Front Parlours.

Attend this session to learn more about flexible spending accounts and how you can benefit from setting aside pre-tax dollars for out-of-pocket medical, dependent care, and commuter expenses.

Open Enrollment will take place through December 1, 2017.

2018 Calendar Year Limits:

Medical Flexible Spending Account
$2,650

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Single parent $5,000
Married filing jointly $5,000
Married filing separately $2,500

Commuter Reimbursement Account
Transit Passes & Commuter Highway Vehicle Expenses (combined total): $260/month
Parking Expenses: $260/month

As a reminder, if you are already enrolled in the FSA or CRA and wish to continue for 2018, you must complete and submit an enrollment form to Christine Rosado by December 1, 2017.

Also, if you are already enrolled in the FSA, please retain your Ameriflex Convenience Card as a new card is not normally issued unless it has expired.

If you are regularly scheduled and authorized to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and 1,000 hours per year, you are eligible to enroll in these programs. If you meet this criteria, you may enroll even if you do not participate in any of the University’s medical plans. The deadline to enroll is Friday, December 1, 2017.

November 28 - TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions - Hackettstown Campus

The Human Resources Department is pleased to offer individual counseling sessions with a TIAA representative at no cost to you.

Make your appointment today to discuss your retirement plans with our TIAA Financial Consultant, Tatiana Novozhilova.

Your individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:
> Are my investments properly allocated?
> Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
> Am I saving enough?
> How and from where do I draw retirement income?

Book your appointment today at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or call 1.800.732.8353 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)

Click here for a listing of scheduled sessions.

December 2017

December 5-7 - TIAA Live Webinars

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These sessions can help you improve your financial knowledge, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

> Healthy Numbers: Integrating healthcare into your retirement plan, 12/5, 12-1 p.m.
> Gaining Insight: Navigating debt consolidation and understanding the mortgage process, 12/5, 3-4 p.m.
> SPECIAL TOPIC: Gifting with an educational focus, 12/6, 12-1 p.m.
> Halfway There: A retirement checkpoint, 12/7, 12-1 p.m.
> Charting Your Course: A financial guide for women, 12/7, 3-4 p.m.