Murray State University HR Newsletter

Murray State University Alumni Enewsletter
February 2014
Administrative Change Information Sessions
Anthem Presentations and Q&A
Health Fair
Express Scripts Cards
ING becomes Voya Financial
Job Postings
Who Handles What in HR?
Serving you in HR

Administrative Change Information Sessions
Changes have been made to several important employment-related procedures. Below are some of the major changes that need repeated and clarified.

  • 30-hour rule for the Healthcare Reform Act – Monitoring will occur for the period Oct.16, 2013 to Oct. 15, 2014 & beyond. Part-time employees working 30 hours or more per week during this monitoring period must be offered health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2015. Other conditions apply.
  • Temporary Employees are restricted to a maximum of 40 hours per week for 9 months, then must take a 3 calendar month break. Temporaries who work 20 hours per week can work more than 9 months consecutively.
  • Student employment – Maximum 20 work hours per week. Also, job applications will be required in PeopleAdmin effective approximately April 1.
  • Independent Contractors or Employees – New forms and process.
  • Discretionary spending guideline changes were announced.

Handouts from the sessions are available on the HR home page.

Anthem Presentations and Q & A
Wednesday, Feb. 19 - 10:00 AM, Noon, & 2:00 PM
Curris Center Mississippi Room

Learn some features of Anthem's coverage and hear ways to save money. Some agenda items are:
- Preventive care
- Healthy Lifestyles and coaching
- 3 programs
--Condition Care
--24/7 Nurse Line
--Moms To Be

Presented by representatives from Anthem. Please join us at one of these sessions. No pre-registration is required.

Health Fair
Wednesday, Mar. 5 - 7:30 AM to Noon
Curris Center Cumberland Room

The Spring 2014 Health Fair will feature screenings such as total cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, BMI, & waist circumference. Participants will also have an opportunity to have an EKG, a one-on-one discussion with health care experts, and health care advice on many topics. Special feature: Walk through a giant colon!

This fair will be sponsored by Lourdes Hospital.

Tuesday, Mar. 4 - 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Curris Center Cumberland Room

  • Pre-draw screens for total cholesterol and blood glucose.
  • Fast 12 hours prior to the draw, but drink plenty of water before arriving.
  • Registration is not required. Draws will be provided on a first-come, first served basis.
The Pre-draw is open to MSU employees, spouses and retirees, and is especially designed for those who cannot attend the Fair on Wednesday, Mar. 5.

Express Scripts Cards
Health plan participants must respond to Express Scripts' or Anthems' notices about mail-order maintenance drugs within the time indicated in the chart below to stay with a retail pharmacy or use mail-order service.

Mail-Order Details for High Deductible, Standard, and Enhanced Plans are as follows:

Plan High Deductible

Standard & Enhanced

Provider Anthem Express Scripts
Fills Before Required Choice 2 months 3 months
New Card Needed? No New Card Additional Card

ING Becomes Voya Financial
During 2014, ING U.S. will become known as Voya Financial. You will begin to see the new name in the market during 2014 as the various ING U.S. businesses and legal entities transition to Voya Financial.

Job Postings
Until further notice, a justification must be sent to VPs before any job is approved for a search. Also, job postings must be posted for MSU employees on the employee tab on myGate for 5 business days before external advertising can begin. The HR homepage has an overview of the revised hiring process.

Who Handles What in HR?
Click the Staff link on the left column of the HR home page to see the entire HR staff& their photos. On the"Who Does What in HR" link from the Staff page, see the entire list of HR services along with the HR staff member who handles each service.

Serving you in HR

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Mary Mays
Benefits Manager

Allison Graham
Asst. Benefits Manager

Marcie Clark
Benefits Specialist


Haley Stedelin
Coordinator of Employment & Compensation

Kayla Johnson
Employment Spec- Non-exempt Hiring

Nancy Clendenin
Employment Spec-Exempt Hiring

Blaire Bushart
Administrative Assistant I

Employee Relations, Training and Workers' Comp

Courtney Hixon
Manager of Employee Relations & Training

Emily McEnaney
Employment Specialist


Lauren Smee
Wellness Coordinator

General HR Questions

Tom Hoffacker
Director of HR

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