HR Connection: Flu shots, insurance plans, discounts, & more

The following is provided by the Human Resource Office:

Flu Shots available at ACC in late October

Most ACC campuses will host an on-site flu shot clinic between October 23 – November 2nd. Show your Blue Cross Blue Shield or Baylor Scott and White medical ID card along with a photo ID to receive the shot at no charge. Others can pay $30, cash or check. Appointments will be taken but aren’t required. Specific locations, dates and times coming soon.

Roth 403(b) Accounts Available in October

Beginning in October, you will be able to sign up to contribute to a Roth 403(b) account with most of the ACC voluntary savings plan vendors. Roth accounts allow employees to contribute after-tax rather than before-tax money to their retirement savings. When you become eligible to take the money out of the accounts, you pay no taxes on either the earnings or your contributions. Details about these accounts will be sent out in the next few weeks.

Aflac Supplemental Insurance Plans – The duck is back!

After a several year hiatus, ACC will again offer Aflac supplemental insurance plans to eligible employees. Aflac plans fill in the gaps of major medical coverage and pay directly to you above and beyond your regular medical insurance. Eligible employees will be able to enroll during our Fall Enrollment period from October 9 through November 10, 2017.

Enrollment sessions will be held at ACC campuses and coverage will become effective December 1. Additional information about the plans and the scheduled enrollment meetings will be announced in the near future.

Aflac will offer the following coverages which provide daily, weekly and/or lump sum benefits:

  • Cancer Care
  • Critical Illness Care
  • Accident Care
  • Hospital Care

Check your September Paycheck for Benefits Changes

It is always a good idea to carefully check your paycheck deductions, but it is especially important to do so in September when some of your benefit plan costs may change or to confirm any changes you made during summer enrollment.

Make sure you have the correct premium deductions and coverages and check your TexFlex contributions to be sure they are correct for the new year.  Unless you have a qualified life event during the year, you won’t be able to make any changes until next summer enrollment.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your benefit deductions, contact the HR Benefits office at www.hrbenefits@austincc.edu.

Featured Discounts for September

Fall into great savings with your ACC Advantage Discount Program.

Costco has everything you need for outdoor fun—patio furniture, groceries, appliances and more! Join as a new member and enjoy exclusive savings. Switch to Sprint and save! Lower your monthly wireless bill with your exclusive employee rate.

Access these deals and more with your ACC Advantage Discount Program. Visit, http://www.beneplace.com/acc.

ACC celebrates recent retirees

ACC celebrates the following retirees. Retirees are recognized at Board of Trustees meetings for their years of service to the college.

Name Department Years with ACC
Melinda Barker Visual Communication 27
Stephen Bostic Biology 41
Sue Bowden Visual Communication 21.5
Helene Christopher Health & Kinesiology 29.25
Jimmy Clark Instructional Technology 19
Lynn Cromer Human Services 24.5
Clint Davis Geography  24.5
Mary Leonor Eklund Mathematics 22
Gloria Foley Student Services 41.75
Mary Hope Frausto-Raby Dean Communications 32.5
Lyman W. Grant Dean Communications 39
Sandra Hamilton Child Care and Development 42.5
James Hanson Computer Information Tech 19
Michael Herndon Library Services 35
Carol Ann Hirsh Health & Kinesiology 28.75
Karen Jacobs Physical Therapy 20.25
Maxine Kaplan Finance & Budget 28.25
Leigh Kilman Library Services 11.25
Simona Montana ACC Centers 18
Michael Petrowsky Economics 10
Carole Ann Pierce Psychology 34
Donna Pitts Computer Information Tech 19.75
Rachael Pumo College Operations 11
George Reyes Student Services 27
Stephen Rodi Mathematics 41
Rebecca Thrower Environmental Health & Safety 16
Linda Tobin Sociology 15
William Voss Accounting 19
Tung Vu Learning Labs 21
Valerie Wiseman Mathematics 24
Paul Wright Mathematics 28

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