Tag Archives: Human Resources

Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Kristen Mullins, Center for Community Engagement

April 20

Melissa Sorenson, Digital Learning Commons

May 30-Jun 7

Orion Lewis, Political Science

April

Andrea Hofmann-Miller, GSTILE-T&I

July

Kathy Foley, ISSS

April 24-28

Renee Jourdenais, GSTILE

Summer

Bill McKibben, Environmental Studies

Oct 31-Nov 4

Cris Silva, GSTILE-T&I

Summer

Sue Halpern, English & American Literatures

Oct 31-Nov 4

Meg Storey Groves, Advancement

May 18-21

Mike Moser, Facilities Services

April 17-21

Chris Norris, ITS

April 19-21

Paul Dicovitsky, ITS

April 19-21

Amanda Birchenough, Advancement

April 30-May 4

 

THE 25 YEAR CLUB OF 2017

Congratulations to the 25 Year Club inductees!

Jane Chaplin, Classics

Wayne Darling, Public Safety

Jaqueline Davies, Student Financial Services

Darien Davis, History

Arabella Holzapfel, Library

Donna Paquette, Facilities Services

Grace Spatafora, Biology

Su Tan, Music

Susan Davis, Snow Bowl

Stay tuned for future articles recognizing these individuals for 25 years of service to Middlebury.

THE 25 YEAR CLUB OF 2017

Congratulations to the 25 Year Club inductees!

Jane Chaplin, Classics

Wayne Darling, Public Safety

Jaqueline Davies, Student Financial Services

Darien Davis, History

Arabella Holzapfel, Library

Donna Paquette, Facilities Services

Grace Spatafora, Biology

Su Tan, Music

Susan Davis, Snow Bowl

Stay tuned for future articles recognizing these individuals for 25 years of service to Middlebury.

Revised MiddPoints Newsletter Schedule

Starting with this issue, we are now sending out this newsletter every other Thursday.

In an effort to facilitate the community’s efforts to share time sensitive items, here is the list of revised 2017 distribution dates for the newsletter-

5/4/17

5/18/17

6/1/17

6/15/17

6/29/17

7/13/17

7/27/17

8/9/17

8/23/17

9/7/17

9/21/17

10/5/17

10/19/17

11/2/17

11/16/17

11/30/17

12/14/17

These dates are subject to change based on holidays or special circumstances.

Flexible Spending Accounts Reminders

Effective January 1, 2017 Business Plans, Inc. or ‘BPI’ provides flexible spending accounts services to Middlebury under it’s ‘myCafeteriaPlan’ service.  It is not affiliated with Cigna.

Rollover Contributions

Did you have unused 2016 Health FSA funds? 2016 FSA balances eligible for rollover have recently posted to participant’s 2017 FSA accounts.  You can log into myCafeteriaPlan.com to see any rollover credit you may have received.

 

To register for the electronic portal just follow the easy instructions available at this link: http://www.middlebury.edu/system/files/new_user_login_information_extended.pdf .

By the way, if you didn’t enroll in a 2017 flex spending account, but you were eligible for a rollover of a 2016 Health FSA balance, then a 2017 FSA with myCafeteriaPlan has been established for you and you will soon receive a debit card in the mail; please watch for the envelope with the bright red “Benny” card inside.

Substantiation Requests

The IRS requires that all flexible spending account (FSA) transactions – including those made using an FSA debit card – be substantiated.  This means that the eligibility of each transaction must be supported by an itemized bill or explanation of benefits.  Substantiation is the participant’s responsibility, however our FSA provider, myCafeteriaPlan, monitors FSA accounts and contacts participants, as needed, to remind them of missing documentation.

There are several options for submitting FSA claims and providing substantiation:

  • If you use your FSA “Benny” card to pay for services you must take extra steps to provide the required substantiation for all claims except for prescriptions (which auto-substantiate). HR recommends that users submit receipts or Explanations of Benefits to myCafeteriaPlan immediately after using the Benny card to ensure uninterrupted FSA access and to avoid tax consequences.  Receipts or Explanations of Benefits can by submitted via mail, fax, the web portal or the mobile app.
  • If you file FSA claims with a paper form through the USPS or fax, and include a valid receipt or Explanation of Benefits with your FSA claims, your substantiation obligation has been met, and you are not required to do anything further.
  • If you file claims using the myCafeteriaPlan web portal or mobile app, and upload scanned or photographed itemized receipts or Explanations of Benefits at time of claim submission, your substantiation obligation has been met.

To help the Plan and our members remain in compliance with IRS rules myCafeteriaPlan will reach out to participants to request missing substantiation.  Depending on users’ account settings this contact may be via work or home email address, USPS mail, the myCafeteriaPlan web portal or the mobile app. Remember to watch for email or mail from MyCafeteriaPlan. If you receive a request for substantiation from myCafeteriaPlan please respond promptly; if you do not respond within 68 days from the first correspondence, your FSA Benny Card will be put on temporary hold until proper documentation is received and ultimately there will be tax consequences. Remember, documentation can be easily submitted via the online portal, myCafeteriaPlan.com, or via Mobile App, fax or mail.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact myCafeteriaPlan at 1-800-865-6543 or Human Resources at (802) 443-3372.

Remember: It’s easy to set-up access to the member portal for mycafeteriaplan.com – just follow the instructions at this link: http://www.middlebury.edu/system/files/new_user_login_information_extended.pdf .

New Employee

In this post, we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff. Please join us as we welcome Courtney to campus!

Courtney will be working in the Student Accessibility Services Office as an additional ADA Coordinator to Jodi Litchfield. She previously worked at the University of Vermont as the ADA Coordinator, working on faculty and staff work place accommodations, public accommodations, building reviews, website accessibility, and student accommodation appeals. Courtney received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2012, Master of Science in Higher Education Student Affairs from Drexel University in 2014, and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Education from Mount Holyoke College in 2008. She currently lives in Fairfax, Vermont (40 miles from the Canadian Border) and enjoys spending her spare time hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking, stand-up-paddling, riding her motorcycle and generally being outdoors.

 

From E4Health: Elder Care Resources

Sometimes it’s hard to acknowledge that a parent or loved one is aging to the point where additional care is required. When you find yourself becoming part of a senior’s caregiving routine, remember that you have free access to supportive resources and information from E4 Health.

Let E4 Health assist you with:

  • Financial consultation to explore options for covering elder care expenses
  • Information, guidance, and referrals for concerns such as:
    • Knowing when an elder needs supportive care
    • Locating elder care options
    • Determining if a senior is able to stay at home
    • Health, nutrition, and safety concerns
    • Transportation and meal delivery programs

Professional consultation and support is just a phone call away!

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
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Or call them at: 800-828-6025
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