New Flexible Spending Account Vendor: TASC

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) services moved from the WageWorks system to a new system supported by Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC). The transition is scheduled to be complete by early-March. If you enrolled in an FSA plan for 2015, you should have received your TASC debit card at the end of […]

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Flexible Spending Account Enrollees: Important Information for 2015

Monday, December 8, 2014

Updated January 21, 2015 to include TASC Transition Information document. There is a new administrator for the Flexible Spending Account program for 2015 (formerly known as the Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA) program). The new administrator of the plan is Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC). What you need to know if you have a 2014 Healthcare […]

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Flexible Spending and Health Savings Account Enrollment Deadline Extended to November 7

Friday, October 31, 2014

The deadline to enroll in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Program, the Health Savings Account (HSA) and Transportation/Parking for 2015 has been extended through November 7th. In addition, we just received notification that the annual contribution limit for the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account and Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account has increased from $2,500 to $2,550. […]

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T.Rowe Price Offers Webinars

Monday, October 27, 2014

T.Rowe Price, one of the investment companies in your UW TSA 403(b) Program, offers live and recorded webinars. Take advantage of these webinars! Live Webinar – Another way to save: Roth contributions For potential tax-free withdrawals in retirement, consider Roth contributions. Attend this 30-minute program to understand how Roth contributions can give you tax-free withdrawals […]

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Open Enrollment for Same-Sex Spouse through November 14th

Friday, October 10, 2014

Updated November 5, include updated deadline information for Dental Wisconsin and EPIC Benefits+. As of October 6, 2014, same-sex marriage is legal and recognized in Wisconsin.  This includes a legal same-sex marriage that occurred in another state or country prior to October 6, 2014, as well as same-sex marriage licenses issued June 6 – […]

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The Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) period is coming October 6-31, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Don’t miss your once-a-year opportunity to enroll or make changes to your benefits. The Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) period begins October 6 and ends on October 31 for all participating plans. If you do nothing, your current insurance coverage will continue in 2015, except that you must re-enroll in Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA ) Flexible […]

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UW Employee’s Inc. Coverage Increases

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Effective on October 1, 2014 all coverage levels of the UW Employees, Inc. Life Insurance program are increasing by $3,000 with no additional cost to participants. New Coverage Levels Age (as of Jan 1) New Benefits Amount Monthly Cost Under 35 $33,000 $1.00 35 – 39 $28,000 $1.25 40 – 44 $25,000 $1.60 45 – […]

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It’s Easy to Invest in the TSA Program

Friday, August 15, 2014

$8 biweekly or $20 per month – that is all it takes to start your UW TSA 403(b) account and save for retirement! Saving early is the easiest way to accumulate money because time is on your side. Once you set aside some money, you may find – as many others have reported – that […]

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2015 WRS Contribution Rates Announced

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) announced the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) contribution rates for 2015. Your contribution rate is determined by your WRS employment category. Most UW employees are covered by either the general or teacher WRS category. High level administrators (chancellors, president, vice presidents, provosts…) are covered by the executive category, and […]

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Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage in Wisconsin

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPDATED June 18, 2014: On June 13 2014, the federal district court issued a stay of its June 6, 2014 ruling, when U.S. District Judge, Barbara Crabb, ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin is unconstitutional. That stay will remain in effect pending further appeals. If you’re currently covering your same-sex spouse for […]

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