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Keep up to date about events, offers, etc. that impact you as a University of Mary Washington employee.  See the articles below for information that is relevant to you.

Monday, November 23 TIAA CREF Representative on campus

Our TIAA CREF Representative will be on campus on Monday, 11/23, in GW106 for individual counseling sessions concerning your Optional Retirement Plan, 403(b) Tax Deferred Savings Plan or Cash Match Plan. Schedule your appointment at

VRS Hybrid Members Only

This is a friendly reminder that the Fourth Quarter 2015 deadline for members making or updating Hybrid voluntary contributions is Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Plan Features of Hybrid Retirement Plan PDF and last quarter Investment Performance.

Service Awards

Congratulations to those employees who have reached milestone years!   Check out the list of November Service Award Recipients.

New FitBit Flex Challenge from Human Resources:

New FitBit Flex Challenge: Want to win a FitBit Flex wireless wrist band? For the month of November keep track of every workout (fitness center/gym, walking, running, etc.) that you do here on your Lunch Break (days off, weekends, Thanksgiving break days do NOT count). Need exercise ideas? Visit: Log your total number of […]

ALL VRS Plan 1 and Plan 2 Participants:

Your MBPs Available in myVRS. You’re on the right road to move forward. Plan for tomorrow, today. Your Plan 1 and Plan 2 employees’ Member Benefit Profiles (MBP) are ready to view in myVRS. The MBP is your employees’ annual online benefits statement with important information about your retirement and other benefits as of June […]

Guarantee Life Insurance Coverage Opportunities:

New York Life Insurance is still providing guaranteed issue of life insurance (No medical questions and no physical). New York Life – all full time employees are eligible to purchase a whole life policy from $5,000 to a maximum of $200,000. Please think carefully about your life insurance beyond your UMW employment because our coverage […]

State Employee Discounts -

A number of discounts are available through the Department of Human Resource Management including Kings Dominion, Great Wolf Lodge, Wyndham Hotels, and more:

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Tips & Reminders:

• FSA expenses are eligible for reimbursement based on the type of expense and the applicable coverage period. The coverage period is the period of time between the first day and last day of FSA plan coverage (7/1 to 6/30 of the following year). • The July 1, 2015 pay date is the last contribution […]

Roth 457 Information:

VRS Roth Schedules for July VRS Roth Comparison Chart VRS Roth FAQ 2015 Roth 457 For everything ROTH, please click on the following link to view a brief video:

Individual Counseling Sessions for Deferred Compensation, Cash Match Plan and/or VRS Hybrid-Defined Contribution Component on December 1, 2015

Don’t forget to schedule an appointment for your 457 Deferred Compensation and 401 Cash Match Plan. Our Representative is offering individual counseling sessions on December 1 in GW 106 from 9-5. Also any VRS Hybrid retirement participant may also setup an individual counseling session for their Defined Contribution component or to discuss voluntary contributions. To […]

Premium Rewards Information for COVA Care or COVA HealthAware Health Insurance:

For information on premium rewards please see the flier:  Earning Premium Rewards.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets every week on campus – see the  WW flier for more details.

Information on Anthem Data Breach

Recent Anthem information: Anthem update 2.20.15 Updated information:  Anthem update 2.6.15 Information from DHRM:  Anthem Data Breach  

Free Flu Shots

Free flu shots are available again this year at pharmacies participating in your health plan’s network – COVA Care, COVA HDHP and COVA HealthAware. Members also may receive flu shots at no cost from network physicians’ offices and other participating providers. Kaiser Permanente HMO members must go to a participating Kaiser medical center. Additional 2014-2015 […]

New Incentive Programs Added

For some long-term health conditions, you may receive certain drugs or supplies at NO COST:

Active Health

See here for health programs designed just for you, at no extra cost offered through 4 of our insurance plans: Active Health Brochure. Bariatric Education Program Diabetes Management Program Healthy Beginnings Program Healthy Lifestyle Coaching Smoking Cessation Flyer

Costco Discount

Students and faculty of UMW will receive a membership discount from Costco – this offer has been extended – details.

Virginia Retirement System Plan 1 and Plan 2 Participants

ATTENTION:  Virginia Retirement System Plan 1 and Plan 2 Participants The Special Edition of Member News is now available, which features information on the new Hybrid Retirement Plan.  The VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan combines the features of a defined benefit plan, which pays a monthly retirement benefit based on age, total service credit and average […]