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2020 Indexed Dollar Limits for Tax-Qualified Employee Pension Plans, 2020 Social Security Wage Basecial Security Wages

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the 2020 dollar amounts provided under qualified pension plans and tax-sheltered annuity arrangements indexed for cost-of-living increases. We have also included the 2020 Social Security wage base for your reference. View the memo from UC Human Resources to see the new amounts for 2020 .
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Give Yourself the Gift of Tax-Free Savings

Learn about tips, provided by Health Equity, to save with your Health Savings Account (HSA) for 2019. To see these important reminders, please visit HealthEquity.com
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UC Pathway Funds - Updates for January 1, 2020

There are two upcoming changes to the UC Pathway Funds, the target date investment series available to participants in the Retirement Savings Program (403(b), 457(b) and DC Plans). The UC Pathway Fund series is designed to evolve over time, transitioning the nearest-dated fund into the Income Fund five years after its target retirement year. Additionally,...

A Halloween Open Enrollment, with good news and new options

Piles of candy, grinning pumpkins, tiny superheroes asking for treats, and… Open Enrollment! Halloween marks the beginning of Open Enrollment, from 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 through 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26 — with good news about premium costs, a few important medical plan changes and new Supplemental Health Plans that complement your medical and...
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Open Enrollment is Coming Soon

Open Enrollment begins on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Open Enrollment Events and Education To help select the right benefit plans for you, the Human Resources Benefits Office is sponsoring a Benefits Fair and Open Enrollment Walk-In Help Desk which you are encouraged...
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WageWorks and HealthEquity Merge

WageWorks was recently acquired by HealthEquity. By combining forces, HealthEquity and WageWorks have become a leading administrator of HSAs, FSAs, HRAs, COBRA, and commuter benefits. For more information regarding the acquisition, including FAQs, please visit www.wageworks.com/about/ . At this time, there will be no changes in the account management team or FSA, COBRA and HSA...
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Financial Planning & Retirement Orientation

UCR offers this workshop to provide assistance to employees required to make a selection on the UC Retirement Choice program and contributing to a voluntary UC retirement savings plan. We also offer information regarding additional benefits available through California Casualty insurance, Altura and SchoolsFirst local credit unions. Please join us at our ongoing bi-monthly meetings...

Health Flexible Spending Account Carryover

The 2018 Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Carryover funds have been credited to participants’ WageWorks accounts. As a general rule, as long as a participant has a minimum of $25 of Health FSA funds left over from a plan year, up to $500 will be carried over to the following year. Unused funds greater than...

Bright Horizons – Family Care Resources

To help you balance work and family responsibilities, UC offers Bright Horizons Care Advantage, a comprehensive web-based resource. Faculty and staff serve the UC community every day – but their responsibilities rarely end with their jobs. The Bright Horizons Care Advantage programs help you find pre-screened care resources that fit your family’s needs. For more...

Health Net Launches Access to Care E-Mail Campaign

Health Net will begin a health plan benefits e-mail campaign with messages scheduled to be sent every 2 weeks (starting May 2, 2019 and continuing until July 2019) to Blue & Gold members with e-mail addresses on file with Health Net. The goal is to increase awareness among members on the various ways to obtain...

UC Blue & Gold – Launches Health Net Teladoc Services

UC Blue & Gold announces the new UC Teladoc services with a Welcome Kit mailed to each plan participant to arrive in homes the week of April 15, 2019! UC Teladoc offers plan participants access to a network of physicians providing patients with the highest quality healthcare at any time. All Teladoc members have access...

New Employee Financial Planning & Retirement Orientation

UCR offers assistance to employees required to make a selection on the UC Retirement Choice program and contributing to a voluntary UC retirement savings plan. We offer additional benefits through California Casualty insurance, Altura and SchoolsFirst local credit unions. Join us at our ongoing bi-monthly meetings to learn from the plan experts to obtain information,...

UC Retirement Plans Workshops by Fidelity Investments

The UCR Human Resources Benefits Office is hosting Fidelity Investments as they present a number of informational retirement workshops. Saving wisely for retirement is an important decision and obtaining the appropriate information and guidance is key. All UCR faculty and staff are invited to join these workshops to hear from the retirement experts who will...

Contribution Limits for UC 403(b) and 457(b) Plans Have Increased

Effective January 1, 2019, the contribution limits for employer-sponsored retirement plans have increased by $500. Employees may save up to $19,000 in the 403(b) plan, plus another $19,000 in the 457(b) plan. Employees age 50 or older, may save an additional $6,000 for a total savings of $25,000 in each plan. To learn more, go...