Note: Each workshop in the series is capped at 18 participants.
Categories: HR Policy and Processes
Target Audience: Individuals wanting to learn about JMU benefits.
Series Description: The JMU Benefits Series consists of nine workshops. Each workshop focuses on a different JMU specific employee benefit. All sessions are A La Carte. Participants can register for any or all of the sessions that interest them.
Presented by: The JMU Benefits Team
Understanding the Virginia Sickness & Disability Program (VSDP)
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Wine-Price
This session will provide an overview of the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program. There will be a review of the leave received through this program, along with an understanding of the usage of this leave. In addition, there will be discussion on what constitutes a short-term disability, the affect on benefits and pay during short-term disability, and the process to begin a disability claim. The transition from short-term disability to long-term disability will also be reviewed, along with affects on benefits.
Injured at Work-What Next? Understanding Workers Compensation
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Wine-Price
Are all accidents that occur during work hours covered under Workers Compensation? If I am injured on the job, can I go to my regular doctor, or do I have to use a specific doctor? If I was negligent and as a result was injured on the job, is the accident compensable under Workers Compensation? Plan to attend this session to learn some of the laws and regulations governing Workers Compensation and steps you need to take as an employee to insure that you are following the correct procedures in reporting incidences.
Understanding Your Leave
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Wine-Price
This session will provide an overview of the different types of leave available to classified employees, along with a review of state policies that apply toward the use of leave.
Retirement 101-Understanding Your VRS Retirement
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Wine-Price
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Wine Price
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Wine Price
This session will provide a review of the Virginia Retirement System. Gain a better understanding of what retirement options you have to make when you retire, i.e., basic benefit, survivor option, advanced pension option, or PLOP. Learn what happens to your other benefits, such as life insurance and health insurance, when you retire.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Wine-Price
Gain a better understanding of the "nuts and bolts" of FMLA. Learn who and what is covered under FMLA and when the leave may be paid or unpaid. Learn what documentation is necessary to qualify as an FMLA event.
Optional Retirement Participants (Non-VRS) -What to Expect When You Retire
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Wine-Price
Learn what happens to your life insurance and health insurance when you retire. Gain an understanding of what is considered retirement when enrolled in an optional retirement, and how decisions you make on taking distributions can affect your benefits through the state.
Saving for a Rainy Day-Taking Advantage of Savings Opportunities
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Wine Price
Are you receiving the free state match money with either a 457 or 403b account? If not, learn what savings opportunities are available to you as a state employee. Also, learn about Roth IRA's, savings bonds, and College Savings Plans.
Life Insurance Overview
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Wine-Price
Do you know how much life insurance you have as a state employee? Do you know what happens to your life insurance when you retire? Are you interested in purchasing additional life insurance but are uncertain of the costs or the process? This workshop will review all of this information and more.
Health Insurance and Flexible Reimbursement Accounts
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Wine-Price
This session will provide an overview of the state's health insurance coverage, including a review of copayments, deductibles and coinsurances. Learn the benefits of establishing flexible reimbursement accounts and the advantages of pre-taxing medical and dependent care expenses.