THE RESOURCE

EARLY PAF DEADLINE AND EXTENDED ESS BLACKOUT PERIOD FOR 4/30/15 PPE AND 5/15/15 PPE

In an effort to test the upcoming ePersonnel Action Form (ePAF) in the RCUH HR system, there will be an earlier PAF Deadline and an extended ESS Blackout Period for the 4/30/15 and 5/15/15 pay period endings. Below are the details of the changes:

 

4/30/15 PPE

Original

New

PAF Deadline

4/24/15

4/23/15

Extended Blackout Period

4/13/15-4/20/15

4/13/15-4/23/15

 

5/15/15 PPE

Original

New

PAF Deadline

5/11/15

5/8/15

Extended Blackout Period

4/28/15-5/5/15

4/28/15-5/8/15

 

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kellye Yamamoto at [email protected].

 

RCUH’s 2015-2016 BENEFIT OPEN ENROLLMENT SESSIONS

RCUH’s 2015-2016 Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings have been finalized.

 

During this time, we will be announcing existing plan changes, changes to cost of premiums, and online resources. You will be able to make changes to your existing health plans and add on dependents.

 

Please see below for information on the upcoming enrollment sessions:

 

 Date

Time

Location

Monday, May 4, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Big Island – UH Hilo,

IFA Auditorium, Room 131

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Oahu – Kaka’ako,

JABSOM Auditorium MEB 315

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oahu – UH Manoa,

Kuykendall Auditorium

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Kauai – Kauai CC,

OSC 207

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Oahu – UH Manoa,

Kuykendall Auditorium

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Oahu – Kaka’ako,

JABSOM Auditorium MEB 315

Friday, May 8, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Maui – UH Maui College,

Ka’aike 109

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

 

We are excited to announce the following new features for this year’s Open Enrollment Sessions:

  • NEW!  AGENDA at each Enrollment Session:

1ST Hour – Carrier Presentation / Question & Answers
2ND Hour – Carrier Website Capabilities & Resources / Question &  Answers with Carriers

  • Prize Drawings for those who attend the Sessions 

To sign up for enrollment sessions, click on RCUH Training Enrollment located on the RCUH home web page.

 

We will be providing you with your Open Enrollment informational packets via email or postal mail (if no email specified) during the week of April 20, 2015. Please refer to upcoming key dates listed below:

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

April 20-24, 2015

Check your emails or postal mail for your Open Enrollment Information Packet & Personal Benefits Statement

May 18, 2015

DEADLINE for Benefits Enrollment/Change Election Forms

June 23, 2015

FINAL DEADLINE for changes to any discrepancies/ errors to your originally submitted Open Enrollment benefits election(s)

July 1, 2015

Start date of Benefits Enrollment/Changes

 

We look forward to your attendance in our upcoming sessions. If you have any questions, please email RCUH Benefits at [email protected]

 

Open Enrollment sessions are accessible for individuals with disabilities.  For more information or to request an accommodation due to your disability, please contact Evelyn Moss at (808) 956-6965 or email [email protected] at least one week prior to the enrollment session.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING PLAN – Plan Year July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 Reimbursements

There are 2 MONTHS LEFT to utilize your current Flexible Spending Plan Accounts (Medical Expense Reimbursement & Dependent Care Expense Accounts).  The end of the current Flexible Spending Plan Year is quickly approaching (June 30, 2015).  Services must be incurred during the plan year ending June 30, 2015.   Unused contributions will be forfeited at the end of the plan year (NO EXCEPTIONS). 

 

All employees should submit their reimbursement forms to National Benefits Services (NBS) in a timely manner. Services MUST be incurred by June 30, 2015. However, you have ninety (90) days after this date to submit your reimbursement forms with ALL supporting documentation (ex. receipts, contracts) required. For more information on eligible services, claims reimbursement process, etc. visit the NBS website at http://nbsbenefits.com/ (“Flexible Benefit Plans” section).

 

You may contact National Benefit Services (NBS) at 1(800) 274-0503 to obtain an updated status of your account.  Claims for reimbursements can be faxed to (800) 478-1528, mailed to National Benefit Services, LLC P.O. Box 6980, West Jordan, UT 84084, emailed to [email protected] or uploaded via the Participant Website at https://www.nationalbenefitservices.com/.

 

RCUH GROUP BENEFITS ENROLLMENT/CHANGE APPLICATION FORM (FORM B-5) NO LONGER VALID – REVISED FORMS NOW AVAILABLE FOR USE

Effective immediately, the RCUH Group Benefits Enrollment/Change Application Form will no longer be used to process Group Health, Group Flexible Spending, and Group Life Beneficiary enrollments or changes. This form has been replaced by the following three (3) forms:

Please also reference the full version of the respective policy below as we made minor changes:

Forms may be submitted via email to [email protected] or fax (808) 956-5022.

 

RCUH – TIAA-CREF NEW ONLINE TOOLS AND RESOURCES

TIAA-CREF, RCUH’s third-party administrator for retirement plans, Group Retirement Annuity (GRA) and Supplemental Retirement Annuity (SRA), provides new online tools and resources for you to obtain further guidance and information on your retirement plan(s) through webinars.

The following are the webinar links:
1.    Online Tools:  Connect to Financial Clarity
2.    
Online Tools:  Other Financial Essential Webinars

The above links are also referenced in our 3.560 RCUH Retirement Plans Policy.  Please take advantage of these online resources to benefit you and your retirement goals.


Should you have any questions, please contact RCUH Human Resources Department via email at 
[email protected].

 

REQUEST FOR DEPENDENTS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS VIA ENCRYPTED EMAIL – COMPLIANCE WITH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

RCUH Human Resources will be contacting active RCUH employees who have group health coverage through RCUH for themselves and a family member(s) via email who did not provide their dependents social security number(s). This email is a secured request for information through our encrypted email system.

 

Why am I being asked for this information? The information being requested is required to comply with regulations set forth under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Individual and Employer Mandates relating to Minimum Essential Coverage (click link below for more information). The encrypted email(s) will be sent on Friday March 27, 2015.  Please respond no later than Friday, April 10, 2015 via the encrypted email to protect the information we are requesting. We ask that you not delay in responding to this information request.

 

For Further Information:

IRS FAQ for ACA Compliance

 

If you have any questions, please email RCUH Benefits at [email protected].

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER (MAY 2015)

 

5/1/15

Payroll Deadline Noon

5/7/15

Pay Day

5/7/15 – 5/11/15

HR AMP Web Time Preview #1

5/11/15

PAF Deadline

5/12/15

HR AMP Deadline

5/12/15 – 5/13/15

HR AMP Web Time Preview #2

5/13/15 – 5/20/15

ESS Blackout Period

5/14/15 – 5/18/15

HR AMP Web Time Reporting Period

5/18/15

Payroll Deadline Noon

5/20/15 – 5/25/15

HR AMP Web Time Preview #1

5/22/15

Pay Day

5/22/15

PAF Deadline

5/25/15

Holiday – Memorial Day

5/26/15

HR AMP Deadline

5/26/15 – 5/27/15

HR AMP Web Time Preview #2

5/27/15 – 6/3/15

ESS Blackout Period

5/28/15 – 6/1/15

HR AMP Web Time Reporting Period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER (JUNE 2015)

 

6/1/15

Payroll Deadline Noon

6/4/15 – 6/8/15

HR AMP Web Time Preview #1

6/5/15

Pay Day

6/8/15

PAF Deadline

6/9/15

HR AMP Deadline

6/9/15 – 6/11/15

HR AMP Web Time Preview #2

6/10/15 – 6/18/15

ESS Black-Out Period

6/11/15

Holiday – King Kamehameha Day

6/12/15 – 6/16/15

HR AMP Web Time Reporting Period

6/16/15

Payroll Deadline Noon

6/19/15 – 6/23/15

HR AMP Web Time Preview #1

6/22/15

Pay Day

6/23/15

PAF Deadline

6/24/15

HR AMP Deadline

6/24/15 – 6/25/15

HR AMP Web Time Preview #2

6/25/15 – 7/2/15

ESS Black-Out Period

6/26/15 – 6/30/15

HR AMP Web Time Reporting Period

6/30/15

Payroll Deadline Noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMESHEETS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY-JUNE

May 1-15, 2015

May 16-31, 2015

June 1-15, 2015

June 16-30, 2015

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR’S CORNER

 

Annual Performance Evaluation Training

Annual Performance Evaluations are due soon!  Training sessions have been scheduled for all Principal Investigators, Supervisors, and Administrative Staff and will be conducted by RCUH Human Resources to review/discuss the process and guidelines for the 2015 Annual Performance Evaluations.  We encourage all PIs, Supervisors, and Administrative Staff to attend this training session.  The schedule of training sessions is as follows:

 

ISLAND

LOCATION

DATE

TIME

Maui

UH Maui College

Kalama 103

310 Ka’ahumanu Avenue

Friday, April 24, 2015

9:30am – 11:30am

and

1:30pm – 3:30pm

 

To sign up for training, click on RCUH Training Enrollment located on the RCUH home web page.

EMPLOYEMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM (FORM 1-9) – RCUH INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE

For all new RCUH employees, federal law requires employers to complete Form I-9 in person with the new hire. We understand that Form I-9 is not a simple form to understand and complete without proper examples and instruction. Therefore, we have created RCUH Form I-9 instructional videos and samples (good vs. bad examples) for reference when completing Form I-9 with your new hires. We have incorporated the links below into RCUH Policy 3.236 RCUH New Hire Document Processing:

Contact Christopher Fabian at (808) 956-7307 [email protected] if you have any questions or need further assistance in completing Form I-9.

 

EEO/AA POLICY

RCUH IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT opportunity/affirmative action employer.  It is the policy of RCUH to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, arrest and court record, handicap, marital status, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.  RCUH’s Affirmation Action Plan describes the programs/procedures developed to ensure employment opportunities for women, minorities, handicapped, disabled, and Vietnam era veterans.  The Plan is available for inspection at the RCUH Human Resources Department.