October News Bites

  • Enroll in benefits Oct. 28 – Nov. 19, 2017. Annual Enrollment is the one time during the year you can choose your benefits, unless you experience a qualifying life event. When you’re ready, make your benefit elections on EmployeeConnect.
  • Beginning Oct. 28, 2017, complete your HRQ to avoid paying more for medical. Take the Health Risk Questionnaire (HRQ) by Dec. 31, 2017, or you’ll pay an extra $100 on your 2018 medical premiums and won’t earn incentives for the other Health Management program activities. Plus, the HRQ is a great way to spot small health problems before they become big ones.
  • Have your muscles been feeling a bit stiff? Sitting in the same position for an extended period of time can take a toll on your body. In fact, sedentary behavior is the fourth leading risk factor of death. Watch this month’s on-demand webinar to get the latest ergonomic tips and discover ways to incorporate exercise into your work day. Reach out to the EAP at 1.855.897.4044 for even more ways to move.
  • Don’t miss the last retirement webinar! Nov. 7, 2017, at noon Central Time is your last opportunity this year to attend a webinar that steps through the retirement process, including how to estimate your pension. Space is limited to 200 participants, so make sure you don’t miss out! Register today.
  • What will happen to your benefits if you die? Annual Enrollment is a good time to designate who you’d want to receive your payable benefits in the event of your death. Remember to update your beneficiaries on EmployeeConnect or call  1.877.687.7272 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time. You’ll also want to review and update your beneficiary designations on the Fidelity website (log into 401k.com) or by calling the Service Center at 1.877.765.4015.