Interested in learning more about the annual performance evaluation process for classified employees?
HR Consulting Services will provide the following training opportunities:
Performance Management Information Session TD1181
August 26 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Contact your HR Consultant with questions you may have regarding performance management and JMU’s evaluation process.
Consulting Services staff updates
Human Resources welcomes Michelle Chase as a Human Resources Specialist on the HR Consulting Services team. Michelle returns to JMU from Western State where she was an HR Analyst/Recruiter. She worked in JMU’s Human Resources for over 11 years, in various roles, and most recently as a Benefits Assistant.
Shakini Sachdev has been promoted to the HR Consulting Services Assistant position. She served as the HR Assistant supporting HR/Facilities Management since 2017. Shakini will continue to support HR/FM and will be transitioning into her new role in the coming weeks.
Our goal with the Benefits Broadcast is to feature a specific benefit each month. This month’s featured benefit is…
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- Save up to 30% off on movie tickets
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- Save up to 50% off on water parks
- Save up to 70% off on shopping deals
- Receive access to over 80,000 events worldwide (concerts, sporting events, shows and more)!
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Signing up with TicketsatWork is simple:
- Go to https://ticketsatwork.com/tickets/account.php?sub=enroll
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Once you create an account, you will receive emails from TicketsatWork with special offers and top picks.
Voluntary long-term care insurance Open Enrollment begins September 16
Eligible state employees can enroll in the employee-paid Commonwealth of Virginia (COV) Group Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance Program, beginning September 16. Employees age 65 and under who apply by October 11 will have fewer medical underwriting requirements.
Employees over age 18 are eligible to apply for coverage in the COV Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance Program if they are a:
- State employee or faculty member who works at least 20 hours a week. The employee does not have to be a VRS member.
- Deferred VRS member under age 75 who is vested (you have at least five years of service credit).
- Retiree under age 75 receiving a VRS-administered benefit.
- Retiree of a Virginia public college or university under age 75.
Family members may also apply for coverage if they are between the ages of 18 and 75 and undergo full medical underwriting. Eligible family members include:
- A spouse
- Adult children
- Parents, parents-in-law and step parents
- Grandparents, grandparents-in-law, step grandparents and step grandparents-in-law
Program features include:
- Reduced medical underwriting (proof of good health) for employees under age 65 who apply within 60 days of employment. Full medical underwriting will be required after 60 days or if the employee is over age 65.
- Full medical underwriting is required for any family members, deferred VRS members or retirees who apply.
- At group rates, premiums may be more affordable. Employees pay premiums directly to Genworth.
- Employees who leave or retire from their position may continue coverage under Genworth.
- Employees can choose one of three benefit increase options that will increase coverage over time to help protect against the rising cost of care.
- VRS members eligible for the VSDP Long-Term Care Plan or have other long-term care insurance may be able to coordinate with the voluntary program to obtain even more coverage.
For more information, call Genworth Life toll-free at 800-870-0877 or visit Genworth’s website (available beginning September 16).
New! Online service for replacement Social Security cards in Virginia
The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Virginia available through the my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that residents of Virginia can use the portal for many replacement Social Security number (SSN) card requests. This will allow people to replace their SSN card from the comfort of their home or office, without the need to travel to a Social Security office.
U.S. citizens age 18 or older and who are residents of Virginia can request a replacement SSN card online by creating a my Social Security account. In addition, they must have a U.S. domestic mailing address, not require a change to their record (such as a name change), and have a valid driver’s license, or state identification card in some participating states.
Social Security newsletter
Check out articles in the August 2019 issue of the Social Security Column for important reminders and information from the Social Security Administration.