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Monthly benefit spotlight: Short- and long-term disability

Jun. 8, 2020—If you were in an accident or diagnosed with an illness tomorrow, how far could you go without a paycheck? Vanderbilt covers eligible staff at a no-cost base coverage to a certain dollar amount and also offers buy-up coverage.

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IRS allows Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account mid-year changes

May. 27, 2020—Due to COVID-19, the IRS is allowing employees who face changes in their dependent care situation to qualify as a “change in status.” Employees may increase, decrease or stop funds from being deposited into a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.

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Aetna waives co-pays for COVID-19 screenings

Mar. 13, 2020—Insurance provider Aetna is waiving co-pays and member cost share for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt’s 403(b) Retirement Plan: Are you saving enough?

Mar. 10, 2020—Are you saving enough to live the life you want in retirement? Not sure where to start? Join Fidelity for a complimentary online workshop, "Get Started and Save for Your Future," on Thursday, March 19, at 11 a.m.

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Employees enjoy food, fun at 2020 Family Fest

Feb. 25, 2020—An enthusiastic and energetic crowd came out for the Employee Appreciation pre-game Family Fest on Feb. 20 prior to the Vanderbilt women’s basketball game against the Missouri Tigers.

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You Make VU: Susan Taylor

Feb. 24, 2020—Employee Appreciation would like to recognize Susan Taylor, an 18-year Vanderbilt Campus Dining employee.

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CANCELED: Employee Appreciation presents ‘A Night of Music: Moonrise and Aurora’ March 12

Feb. 20, 2020—Employee Appreciation will host “A Night of Music: Moonrise and Aurora” on Thursday, March 12, at the Blair School of Music's Ingram Hall. Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to attend a pre-concert reception at 7 p.m. followed by the performance at 8 p.m. by the Vanderbilt University Orchestra and the Vanderbilt University Singers.

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Benefit Spotlight: Discounts for Vanderbilt faculty and staff

Feb. 13, 2020—As a Vanderbilt employee, you can take advantage of hundreds of additional perks, benefits, events and discounts throughout the year.

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Make your voice heard: Take the Staff Engagement Survey through Feb. 21

Feb. 13, 2020—There's still time for Vanderbilt University staff to participate in the 2020 Staff Engagement Survey, a confidential way for university leaders to collect feedback in order to recognize what Vanderbilt is doing well and where improvements are needed. The survey remains open through Friday, Feb. 21.

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Form 1095-C now available online at My VU Benefits

Feb. 11, 2020—Form 1095-C is a tax form required by the Affordable Care Act. Every employee of Vanderbilt University who is eligible for insurance coverage should receive a 1095-C. The form also can be downloaded from My VU Benefits.

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Report 2019 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Feb. 7, 2020—If you contribute to a non-Vanderbilt University retirement plan through an outside business in which you are at least a 50 percent owner, you should report your 2019 contributions to Vanderbilt Human Resources by April 1.

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Employee Appreciation Women’s Basketball Family Fest set for Feb. 20

Jan. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to cheer on the Commodore women’s basketball team as they take on the Missouri Tigers on Thursday, Feb 20. This free Employee Appreciation event begins with a Family Fest at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Practice Gym, followed by the game at 7 p.m.

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