Benefits Reminders From Human Resources

Posted February 25th, 2010 at 1:43 pm.

Tuition Grant Applications Due Monday, March 1

A provision of the College Tuition Grant Program is that an application be completed six months prior to the expected date of enrollment. If you are planning to use the tuition-grant benefit for a dependent child who will be a freshman in the fall of 2010, please complete a tuition grant application by March 1.

The tuition-benefit policy and tuition-grant application are available on the Human Resources Web site under “Frequently Requested Forms.” If your child does not know what school he or she will be attending, please check the “Expected Enrollment” box at the top of the application. If actual enrollment differs, an updated application can be completed at a later date.

Please note that a new application is not needed for continuing students who are already receiving this benefit. A new application is needed for a continuing student only if he or she transfers to a different school, or is returning to the same school after an extended leave of absence.

TransitChek:

If you use TransitChek to purchase a monthly pass, please be aware that next Monday is March 1 and you should try to pick up your TransitCheks this week. If you cannot pick them up until next week, the SEPTA regional rails do honor the prior month’s pass until 10 a.m. on the first work day of the new month.

http://testweb.septa.org/fares/pass/trailpass.html

TIAA-CREF Rescheduling of Feb. 10 Visit:

The TIAA-CREF counseling sessions originally scheduled on Feb. 10 were rescheduled to March 3. If you had signed up for a session on Feb. 10, Christopher O’Neill of TIAA-CREF should have contacted you directly regarding the new date.

Beneficiary Designations:

Please remember to keep your beneficiary information current for life insurance and for the pension plans. Life-insurance beneficiary forms are available in Human Resources.

TIAA-CREF and Vanguard beneficiary information can be updated online or through a form available in Human Resources. Beneficiary information is displayed under the “My Profile” tab on their respective Web sites, and Vanguard also prints current beneficiary information on the quarterly statement. The information on TIAA-CREF web site is usually viewable only by newer enrollees or by individuals who have previously updated their beneficiary information online.

Please note that a will does not override the beneficiary designations that you have on file. Please call or e-mail Marty Mastascusa if you have any questions.

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