August 2014 News Bites

  • If you’re undergoing care for a medical condition and your symptoms aren’t improving, call Best Doctors at 1.888.281.6550. A top specialist on your particular condition will review your records and provide a comprehensive, confidential report with treatment recommendations. It’s like a second opinion, only better! If your treatment plan needs a correction to help your symptoms improve, Best Doctors can enable collaboration with your health provider. Learn more at
  • Are you missing out on free money? Rockwell Automation matches 50 cents of every dollar you contribute to the Retirement Savings Plan, up to the first 6% of pay you save, each pay period. That’s a quick 50% match that helps your account grow, and if you aren’t contributing at least 6%, you’re missing out. To change your contribution amount, log on to your account on Fidelity NetBenefits® at and click on Contribution Amount. Or call the Rockwell Automation Service Center at Fidelity at 1.877.ROK.401K (1.877.765.4015) 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Central time on any business day.
  • If you call for help with your flexible spending account and the Your Spending Account™ representative needs to follow up with you later, you’ll be able to choose how you receive that follow-up. You can choose to receive updates regarding your case status by phone or by email—whichever is most convenient for you!
  • Considering the Pension Plan lump sum distribution option?The lump sum amount is based on interest rates and IRS mortality tables in effect at the time you choose to commence your Pension Plan benefit payment. The interest rates are tied to corporate bond interest rates and change on an annual basis. For each year, the Pension Plan uses the rate published by the IRS for the month of August in the preceding year. That means that the August 2013 interest rates are used for each month from January to December 2014; likewise, the August 2014 interest rates that will be published soon will be used for January to December 2015 benefit commencement dates. The Your Benefits Resources website will be updated toward the end of September so you can use the online tools to estimate your benefit in each optional form of payment based on various dates and assumptions.Need help with your Pension Plan estimates? The Rockwell Automation Service Center Retirement Specialists are ready to help you. Simply say “pension” when prompted by the menu at the Rockwell Automation Service Center 1.877.687.7272 (Retirement specialists’ hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday). Also, see the September For Your Benefit for the date and time of an upcoming webinar that will include an online Pension Plan estimate demonstration.
  • The Rockwell Automation Service Center and the Rockwell Automation Service Center at Fidelity will be closed on Sept. 1 for Labor Day.