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A Friendly Reminder:

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Open Meetings
Cigna will hold a serious of open meetings (on each campus) in which they will present information on topics such as: how to access services, network coverage, switching mail order prescriptions, technology offerings, etc. Meetings will include ample time for questions from the audience. These group meetings will be offered at:

Middlebury, Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
Day Date Session 1 Session 2
Thursday 11/03 12:00 – 1:30 PM 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 11/08 12:00 – 1:30 PM 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Thursday 11/10 8:30 – 10:00 AM 12:00 – 1:30 PM

 

Monterey, McCone Boardroom
Day Date Session
Thursday 11/03 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Tuesday 11/08 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Thursday 11/10 2:00 – 3:30 PM


One on One Meetings in Middlebury

Please keep in mind that representatives from Cigna will continue to visit Middlebury campus several times through the Fall and Winter months. On-site visits are reserved for private, one-one-one meetings between employees and a Cigna representative.  If you have a question about your medical or dental benefits please make an appointment to speak with our local representative at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4cadac2babf49-cigna2

 

Open Enrollment

open-eOpen Enrollment for Middlebury’s 2017 Health & Welfare Benefit Plan is being held from November 1 – 14, 2016.  All benefits-eligible employees are required to complete the open enrollment process within this time period even if they do not intend to make benefit changes for 2017.

Open enrollment is your opportunity to:

• Continue your current medical, dental, or vision elections into the new year OR add coverage for yourself and/or dependents OR terminate your own or your dependents’ coverage.
• Continue your current voluntary life and/or accidental death and dismemberment coverage for the new year OR increase OR decrease the amount of existing coverage in these plans OR apply for new coverage (subject to approval).
• Enroll in the health care and/or the dependent care flexible spending account(s) for next year. If you do not make an FSA election, you will not be contributing for 2017 even if you participated in 2016.  For more information, including Healthcare FSA rollovers, please click here .

Open Enrollment must be completed, using BannerWeb, between November 1 – 14, 2016.  Benefits eligible employees will be able to access the open enrollment module from any computer with internet access.

Getting Started

1. Access the Open Enrollment System:
• Click this link: http://go.middlebury.edu/bannerweb OR
• On the bottom right-hand corner of the Middlebury homepage http://www.middlebury.edu/  click “Quick Links” and then “BannerWeb.”

2. Enter your BannerWeb User ID (your Midd ID number) and your PIN and click “Login.”

3. Click “Employee”, then “Benefits and Deductions”, and then “Open Enrollment.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Open Enrollment Hotline: (800) 443-2320. You may also email Nancy Lindberg or Franklin Daniel at nlindberg@middlebury.edu or fdaniel@middlebury.edu.

Open Enrollment

open-eOpen Enrollment for Middlebury’s 2017 Health & Welfare Benefit Plan is being held from November 1 – 14, 2016.  All benefits-eligible employees are required to complete the open enrollment process within this time period even if they do not intend to make benefit changes for 2017.

Open enrollment is your opportunity to:

• Continue your current medical, dental, or vision elections into the new year OR add coverage for yourself and/or dependents OR terminate your own or your dependents’ coverage.
• Continue your current voluntary life and/or accidental death and dismemberment coverage for the new year OR increase OR decrease the amount of existing coverage in these plans OR apply for new coverage (subject to approval).
• Enroll in the health care and/or the dependent care flexible spending account(s) for next year. If you do not make an FSA election, you will not be contributing for 2017 even if you participated in 2016.  For more information, including Healthcare FSA rollovers, please click here .

Open Enrollment must be completed, using BannerWeb, between November 1 – 14, 2016.  Benefits eligible employees will be able to access the open enrollment module from any computer with internet access.

Getting Started

1. Access the Open Enrollment System:
• Click this link: http://go.middlebury.edu/bannerweb OR
• On the bottom right-hand corner of the Middlebury homepage http://www.middlebury.edu/  click “Quick Links” and then “BannerWeb.”

2. Enter your BannerWeb User ID (your Midd ID number) and your PIN and click “Login.”

3. Click “Employee”, then “Benefits and Deductions”, and then “Open Enrollment.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Open Enrollment Hotline: (800) 443-2320. You may also email Nancy Lindberg or Franklin Daniel at nlindberg@middlebury.edu or fdaniel@middlebury.edu.

IRS Announces 2017 Plan Contribution and Benefit Limits

HR doorOn October 27, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items beginning January 1, 2017. See the chart below for further details.

The highlights of limitations that changed from 2016 to 2017 include the following:

  • The 401(a) annual compensation limit applicable to retirement plans increased from $265,000 to $270,000.
  • The elective deferral limit and age 50 catch-up limit remained the same at $18,000 and $6,000, respectively
  • The 415(c) contribution limit applicable to defined contribution retirement plans increased from $53,000 to $54,000.
2017 2016
RETIREMENT PLANS
Annual Compensation Limits For Retirement Program Purposes 270,000 265,000
Elective Deferrals 403(b) – (for under age 50) 18,000 18,000
Catch-up Contributions For 403(b) Plan Participants age 50 and over 6,000 6,000
457(b) Elective Deferrals 18,000 18,000
457(b) Catch Up Contribution (Subject To Age And Other Restrictions) 18,000 18,000
Defined Contribution Limits On Maximum Combined Employee/Employer Contributions To Defined Contributions Plans 54,000 53,000
OTHER
Social Security Taxable Wage Base 127,200 118,500
Medicare Wage Base No Limit No Limit

All figures in US dollars.

Sources: www.irs.gov, www.tiaa.org

Vendor Demonstrations for Administrative Information Systems

All are invited to attend vendor demonstrations to help us compare the current administrative systems we use for financial management, payroll and human resource management, student services, and advancement against other software.

Overview sessions that are of interest to everybody are outlined below. There are many more sessions that you are welcome to attend. For the complete calendar and agendas visit the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium’s website.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the demonstrations and to receiving your feedback via surveys.

Please address any questions to Corinna Noelke, the Consortium’s executive director, or visit the Consortium’s website.

Overview Sessions:

Date Time (EST) Vendor Middlebury Room MIIS Room Live at
10/31 8:30-9:45 ERP: Campus Management Library 105A&B Casa Fuentes 330 Middlebury
11/2 8:30-9:15 ERP: Unit4 Library 145 Casa Fuentes 330 Champlain
11/7 8:30-9:45 ERP: Workday Library 145 Casa Fuentes 330 Champlain
11/9 8:30-9:45 ERP: Oracle Library 105B Casa Fuentes 330 St. Mike’s

CHANGE IN PAYROLL DEADLINES FOR NOVEMBER PAYROLLS (BW23 & BW24)

middleburylogo-e1476226859888CHANGE IN PAYROLL DEADLINES FOR NOVEMBER PAYROLLS (BW23 & BW24)

Please read below the changes to the time entry deadlines and pay dates for BW23 (pay date 11/10/16) and BW24 (pay date 11/23/16). These changes are required to accommodate for Veterans Day1 and the Thanksgiving holiday.

Pay period BW23 (10/24/16 – 11/06/16)

  • Deadline for submitting/approving time – Monday, 11/07/16 12:00pm
  • Paychecks and direct deposits issued and dated – Thursday, 11/10/16

 

Pay period BW24 (11/07/16 – 11/20/16)

  • Deadline for submitting/approving time – Friday, 11/18/16 10:00am
  • Paychecks and direct deposits issued and dated – Wednesday, 11/23/16

1Veterans Day is a federal holiday and all banks are closed. To comply with ACH deposit rules, payroll processing must be accelerated to account for the closed day.

Please inform all your staff of this change in the payroll schedule

Payroll/Human Resources

Blog posts from the Office of Digital Learning: Digital language and assessments, distance collaboration, intellectual property, and more!

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Advice for working across distance

Envisioning distance collaboration

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What does Middlebury’s new IP policy mean for you? (Part 1)

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