JMU Benefits Series

Note:  Each workshop in the series is capped at 15 participants.

Categories: HR Policy and Processes

Pre-requisites: None

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)
Course# TD1204
Wednesday, April 19, 2014, 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
Course# TD0119
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 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
Course# TD1209
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 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
Course# TD1212

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 9:00 AM -  11:00 AM, Wine Price
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Wine-Price
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Wine Price
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 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.

FMLA Review
Course# TD1214
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 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
Course# TD1352
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Wine Price
Wednesday, April 10, 2014,  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
Course# TD1349
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Wine Price
Wednesday, November 5, 2014,  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
Course# TD1350
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 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
Course# TD1351
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 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. 

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