HR Connection: Veterans roll call, Roth accounts available, and more

Verify your address

IRS forms W-2 and 1095-C go out in January.

To verify or change your mailing address, log in to Online Services and select “Change Employee Information” to make the necessary changes. To verify or change your electronic consent, select “Tax Information” and click on “W-2 Information” and/or “1095-C Information” and then “Change Preferences.”

You can also sign up to receive electronic versions.

ACC Veterans Roll Call

Faculty and staff who have served in the military are invited to add their names to the ACC Veterans Roll Call. To be listed, simply email your name, branch of service, and dates of service to HRbenefits@austincc.edu. To see veterans who are currently included in the Veterans Roll Call, click here.

The ACC Veterans Resource Center will host a Veterans Day celebration on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at their office in the Highland campus (Bldg 4000). Entertainment, light refreshments, and door prizes will happen throughout the event.

All students, staff, faculty, and especially our veterans are invited to attend.

Did you know?

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas has been the HealthSelect plan administrator since September 1st, however some employees are still trying to use their old United HealthCare ID cards and subsequently being told their health insurance has been cancelled.  If you are in the HealthSelect plan and you don’t have your new medical and prescription drug ID cards, please call BCBSTX at 800-252-8039.  The last thing you want to deal with when you are sick and at the doctor’s office is an insurance headache.

403(b) Roth Accounts Now Available

We now have a new savings option at ACC, Roth 403(b) accounts. Roth 403(b) accounts allow you to save after-tax money through payroll deductions that can then be withdrawn tax free along with your investment earnings, after 5 years and upon reaching age 59 1/2.

To enroll in a Roth 403(b) account, first contact one of the six vendors who can accept your Roth contributions to set up an account. Contact information for the vendors is located on the ACC HR Benefits website. Then, log in to the Retirement Manager website, select “Start or Change my Contributions” and follow the prompts to set up your monthly contributions. Finally, check your pay retainer the following month to be sure your contributions have started.

If you have any questions about the Roth accounts contact HR Benefits at hrbenefits@austincc.edu or call either Geri Edens at 512-223-7230 or Steve Hassel at 512-223-7617.

Voluntary Savings Plan Limits for 2018

The maximum contribution limits for both of the 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity plan and the 457 Deferred Compensation plan will increase slightly in 2018. The general limit for both plans will increase from $18,000 in 2017 to $18,500 in 2018. The over age 50 catch-up amount will remain the same at $6,000 for each plan. In 2018, employees over age 50 can contribution a maximum of $24,500 to each plan.

ACC employees may contribute to either or both plans and start, stop or change their contribution amounts each month. If you already have an account and want to change your contributions, log in to the Retirement Manager website and click on “Start or Change my Contributions.”

Deer Oaks EAP newsletters

Find these articles and more in Deer Oak’s November employee newsletter:

  • Online Seminar Reminder:The Mind Body Connection
  • Make the Holidays Your Own
  • Winterize Your Workouts
  • When is a Little Debt Too Much?

The EAP’s supervisor newsletter includes:

  • Online Seminar Reminder: The Mind Body Connection
  • Supervisor Excellence Webinar Series & Leadership Certificate Program Session Recordings
  • Managing Employee Stress
  • Ask Your EAP!

Featured Discounts for November

This holiday, your ACC Advantage Discount Program has plenty for you to be thankful for—including great discounts and seasonal savings!

Get your holiday shopping done early with hot deals from Canon, Lenovo, and Panasonic. Or find the perfect gift for that special someone with Ashford—where you’ll save on luxury watches and fine jewelry.

Access these deals and more with your ACC Advantage Discount Program—go to www.austincc.edu/hr/benefits and click on Employee Discounts​or directly at http://www.beneplace.com/acc​.

 

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