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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

HSA - 2018 ANNUAL MAXIMUM UPDATE

The IRS released changes to the 2018 HSA family contribution annual maximum. The family contribution maximum has been adjusted downward to $6,850 (from the previously announced limit of $6,900). This change may affect current and future contibuions to the HSAs. Please make any necessary adjustments to future contribution to accommodate the change. Changes can be made to your contribution amount when administratively possible based on payroll deadlines.

*Note there is a 6% excise tax on any individual contribution that exceeds the allowed annual maximum. Please consult your tax advisor.

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are owned by the enrolled Marquette employee. The employee account holder is responsible for managing the account, and for verifying that their HSA disbursements fall within all applicable Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines. If requested under IRS audit, the account holder would be required to provide supporting documentation on the use of their funds. Therefore, Marquette recommends that the employee retain supporting documentation/receipts for all HSA disbursements for one full year following the end of the tax year.

 

NAVITUS - NEW PHARMACY ADMINISTRATOR FOR 2018

If you enrolled in one of Marquette University’s medical plans for 2018, Navitus Health Solutions will manage your prescription drug coverage.

Starting on January 1, 2018, you can go online to find information specific to your plan. Your formulary, pharmacy search tool, cost compare tool and other information about your pharmacy benefit can be found on the Navi-Gate® for Members portal. To begin, use your Navitus pharmacy benefit ID number. It is a combination of the Member ID followed by your two digit person code found on your Medical ID card (ex. 1871353900).

Med ID

This portal can be found at www.navitus.com. Click ‘Click here for new registrations’ and complete your demographic information as well as create a username and password. If you have questions, or need assistance with registration, please call Navitus Customer Care. They can be reached toll-free at: 866-333-2757.

 

RX COST COMPARISON TOOL

Compare prices and locate pharmacies using Navitus' Cost Compare Tool.

Are you looking for ways to pay the lowest cost for your medications? Navitus can help. Prescription medication prices often vary between pharmacies. To help you compare prescriptions costs and choose the best price at the best location, Navitus now offers Cost Compare.

The Cost Compare tool is available via the Navi-Gate® for Members portal on www.navitus.com.

This new tool can help you:

• Identify lower cost alternatives

• See suggested alternatives to your prescribed drugs

• Find participating network pharmacies

By entering information such as your city and state or zip code, the name and strength of your prescribed drug, and other preferences, the Cost Compare tool will provide results that allow you to compare prices and save on your prescriptions.

Cost Compare is available on any device, anywhere, anytime, and at no additional cost.

You can access Cost Compare from your Navi-Gate® for Members portal at Navitus.com.

 

RX MAIL ORDER

Navitus Health Solutions partners with NoviXus Pharmacy Services to offer mail order services. Drugs available through mail order include prescriptions covered as part of your pharmacy benefit. Mail order service is recommended for maintenance (long term) drugs only.

  • Step 1: Enroll - Complete the mail order enrollment process on line at www.novixus.com. You may also contact NoviXus at 888-240-2211.
  • Step 2: Fill you Prescription - Mail the original prescription to NoviXus with your enrollment form or have your health care provider send the prescription directly to NoviXus. You provider can send the prescription to NoviXus through the following options:
    • Call 888-240-2211
    • E-prescribe
    • Fax to 877-395-4836
    • Mail to: P.O. Box 8004, Novi, MI 48376
    • Please print your member ID on each prescription
  • Step 3: Complete Payment - Make your payment by phone at 888-240-2211 or by mail. NoviXus accepts checks or major credit cards and/or FSA and HSA Debit Cards.

Once you've received your first prescription via mail order, refills can be ordered using any of the following methods:

    • Online at www.novixus.com
    • Call NoviXus at 888-240-2211. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Refill orders should be places three weeks prior to when the medication will be needed. NoviXus will not automatically refill your prescriptions.

 

INTRODUCING TELADOC

Teladoc is the first and largest provider of telehealth medical consults in the United States, giving you 24/7/365 access to quality medical care through phone and video consults. Teladoc should be used when you need immediate care for non emergency medical issues. It is an affordable and convenient alternative to urgent care and ER visits.

General Medical:

  • Board-certified doctors are available 24/7/365 by web, phone or app
  • Cold, flu, allergies, sinus infection, bronchitis, rash, strep throat and more

General Medical Cost:

  • CPHP - $10.00 Co-Pay
  • AHDHP & EHDHP - $45.00 Charge (subject to Deductible/Coinsurance)

Dermatology Cost:

  • CPHP - $10.00 Co-Pay
  • AHDHP & EHDHP - $75.00 Charge (subject to Deductible/Coinsurance)

Set up your account by phone, web or mobile app:

  • Online: go to Teladoc.com and click "set up account:
  • Mobile app: Download the app and click "activate account"
  • Call Teladoc: Teladoc can help you register your account over the phone. 800-Teladoc (800-835-2362)

 

 

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.

  • Marquette Summary of Benefits - Staff PDF Icon
  • Marquette Summary of Benefits - Faculty PDF Icon
  • Benefits take effect on your start date. No waiting period if you submit applicable benefit enrollment forms within 30 days of your employment.
  • Full-time regular employees are offered health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending 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 health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending 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 health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and optional life insurance, and flexible spending 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 Insurance &

Prescription Drug Coverage

 

Contact UMR at (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 at (800) 808-4424 to pre-notify or pre-authorize a procedure. Available M-F during business hours.

Dental Insurance

Contact Delta Dental at (800) 236-3713.

Vision Insurance

Contact VSP at (800) 877-7195.

Basic & Optional Life Insurance

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 Employee Benefits Corporation (EBC) at (800) 346-2126.


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.

Leaves of Absences

Do you need time away from work? Review our leave of absence policies to find an option for your situation.

MetLaw Legal Insurance Enrollment is restricted to new hire (30 calendar days) and annual enrollment (late October).
Tuition Remission

All tuition remission and FACHEX questions should be directed to Octavio (Cas) Castro, Vice President of Human Resources.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Contact Aurora EAP online or at 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 Insurance

Marquette University has partnered with Legacy Services and 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.

Legacy Services - Long-Term Care Information PDF Icon

Northwestern Mutual - Long-Term Care Information

Northwestern Mutual - The Greatest Gift: A Long-Term Care Plan

  • Contact Northwestern Mutual - Scott Schwertfeger, CLU at 414-368-1674 or Scott.schwertfeger@nm.com
  • Contact Legacy Services at 800-230-3398 x101 (For anyone who has State Life, Monumental Life or a John Hancock contract)
  • Contact John Hancock at 800-377-7311 (For anyone who took out a policy prior to 2013)
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 (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 (800) 565-9320

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.)

 

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: http://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.

Time line and resources to remember

Vendor Contact Information Notification Time line
Medicare and Social Security

www.ssa.gov

(800) 772-1213
3 - 4 months prior to retirement or turning age 65
TIAA

www.tiaa.org

(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

(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

  • Health 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 2018 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 (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 (800) 842-2005 ex. 255674.

Tenured Faculty

  • Emeritus retiree benefit synopsis
  • 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

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).

 

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.

 

Wellness

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

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

 

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.

 

2018 ANNUAL BENEFITS ENROLLMENT

 

ALEX - INTERACTIVE ONLINE BENEFITS DECISION SUPPORT TOOL

ALEX is an interactive online employee benefit decision support tool. Alex provides a summary of your 2018 benefits and can help you make your decisions easier. However, you should fully review all of your benefits documents before enrolling.

 

FOCUS GROUP RESULTS

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

You can discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis with a TIAA Financial Consultant. Counseling Sessions for May & June 2018

Thursday, May 3
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 364

Friday, May 4
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 364

Tuesday, May 8
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Wednesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Thursday, May 10
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
AMU 362

Monday, June 4
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 364

Wednesday, June 6
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 364

Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m CST. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.


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