Murray State University Alumni Enewsletter
November 2010
New Anthem Cards & Customer Service Number
HSA Account Not Available for Use for Adult Children Dependents
Benefits Presentation Online
Flexible Spending Plan Payments via Direct Deposit
Preventative Care
Administrative Notes
New Regulation: Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA
I-9 Forms
Forms Added to Forms Central
Serving you in HR
 

New Anthem Cards & Customer Service Number
Anthem will issue new ID cards for all MSU medical plan participants for the 2011 anthemplan year. Please do not use your old card after Dec. 31, 2010. Also, as a result of changes in their call centers and the bank of toll free numbers utilized, Anthem's new customer service phone numbers for all plans (Enhanced, Standard, and the High Deductible plan) is shown below and will be listed on the new cards:

800-843-6447 (effective Jan. 1, 2011)

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HSA Account Not Available for Use for Adult Children Dependents
Health Savings Accounts (HSA's) are generally not available for employees to use for their adult children.  HSA disbursements for a dependent are tax-free only if the dependent meets the definition of a “tax dependent” (which is narrower than the definition of dependent set forth in the 2010 health care reform law).  Unfortunately, the health care reform law did not amend the definition of dependent for health savings account expenses. For details, see page 7 of the 2011 Benefits Guide or:
www.murraystate.edu/hr/benefits & click on
HSA -- Tax Treatment of Dependent to Age 26

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Benefits Presentation Online

To see HR’s Open Enrollment for Benefits presentation, click on
www.murraystate.edu/hr/benefits
then click on Open Enrollment Information &
click on MSU 2011 Benefits Presentation Video

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Flexible Spending Plan Payments via Direct Deposit
Flexible spending account participants are now able to receive reimbursement for Medical Care Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Flexible Spending by Direct Deposit.  This feature is currently available by selecting the Direct Deposit option when logging on to the WageWorks web site:
https://www.wageworks.com/

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Preventative Care
To see the revised list of preventive care services that are available for free to Murray State medical plan participants, click:
http://www.murraystate.edu/hr/benefits.aspx
and then click on “Preventive Care Services.”

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Administrative Notes

New Regulation: Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA
Department heads are now required to provide a secluded space, other than a bathroom, for nursing mothers.  Questions?  See the U.S. Dept. of Labor fact sheet at this link:  http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs73.pdf

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I-9 Forms
Please be sure to use the I-9 form that states “Expires 08/31/12” in the top right corner.  HR has recently received versions dated as long ago as 1995.  After hiring temporary employees, department heads should follow instructions for on-boarding (signing payroll-related documents and learning about policies and other employment-related matters) by clicking on this link:
http://www.murraystate.edu/hr/hiring.aspx
and then click on “Hiring Procedures for Temporary Positions.”  This document includes the updated I-9 form and all other on-boarding-related forms.

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Forms added to Forms Central

  • Notification to Recruit and Fill an Exempt-Level Vacancy
  • Authorization to Interview Form
  • Request to Extend an Offer of Employment

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Credits
Personnel Matters arrives in your email inbox thanks to a partnership with writers in Human Resources, formatting and graphic artists in University Communications, and email list managers in Information Systems.

 

Serving you in HR

Benefits

Beverly Barnes
Assistant Benefits Manager
beverly.barnes@murraystate.edu
270-809-4428

Mary Armstrong
Benefits Manager
mary.armstrong@murraystate.edu
270-809-2158

Employment

Rita Culver
Admin Secy II
rita.culver@murraystate.edu
270-809-2147

Patrice Chew
Employment Specialist
pchew@murraystate.edu
270-809-2153

Lori Mathis
Employment Specialist
lori.mathis@murraystate.edu
270-809-3094

Teri Ray
Employment Manager
teri.ray@murraystate.edu
270-809-2156

Banner & Workers Comp

Lisa Dick
HRIS Coordinator
lisa.dick@murraystate.edu
270-809-2152

Marcie Clark
HRIS Specialist
marcie.clark@murraystate.edu
270-809-2237

Tuition Waivers & General HR Questions

Brittany Mardis
Admin Secy III
brittany.binkley@murraystate.edu
270-809-2146

Kayla Johnson
Admin Secy I
kayla.bazzell@murraystate.edu
270-809-3509

Wellness

Amelia Dodd
Wellness Plan Coordinator
amelia.dodd@murraystate.edu
270-809-6463

General HR Questions

Robbie Marine
HR Associate
robbie.marine@murraystate.edu
270-809-2268

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Human Resources Department
412 Sparks Hall/ Murray, KY 42071/ 270-809-2146 office / 270-809-3464 fax
murraystate.edu/hr / job applicant site murraystatejobs.com /
Please send commments to msu.hr@murraystate.edu

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