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IRS retirement contribution limits have increased and more HR news

Retirement workshops, new employee assistance seminars and more.

Employees can now contribute $20,500 to both the 403(b) and 457(b) Plans (plus an additional $6,500 to each plan for employees who are or will be age 50 or older in 2022). You can start, stop or change your contributions through UBenefits.

Don’t forget that you can sign up for a confidential one-on-one session with the U’s retirement plan vendors to see if you are on track for retirement.

Click here to schedule a meeting with a Fidelity representative and click on the “Meet” link or call 1-800-343-0860.

Click here to schedule a meeting with a TIAA representative and click “Schedule Today” or call 1-800-732-8353. TIAA now has a representative who is fluent in Spanish.

Click here to log into your account if you are enrolled in a Utah Retirement Systems retirement plan and would like to schedule a meeting with an authorized URS representative.

Retirement workshops

Sign up for a retirement workshop hosted by TIAA or view a prior presentation here.

January workshops include:

  • “Paying Yourself: Income options in retirement” | Jan. 11 | 11 a.m. MT
  • “Quarterly Economic and Market Update with TIAA’s Chief Investment Strategist” | Jan. 12 | 10 a.m. MT
  • “Los secretos del dinero: Cómo gestionar los ingresos y las deudas” (Inside Money) | Jan. 13 | 2 p.m. MT
  • “Looking to Turn Your Retirement Savings into a Paycheck for Life?” | Jan. 25 | 11 a.m. MT
  • “The Starting Line: Beginning to save for retirement” | Jan. 26 | 12 p.m. MT

EAP workshops

Blomquist Hale, the university’s Employee Assistance Program provider, is hosting a few virtual workshops this month. Click here to register.

January workshops include:
Anxiety Group (Mondays) | Jan. 17-Feb. 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. MT
Anxiety Group (Fridays) | Jan. 21-Feb. 18 | 5:30-7 p.m. MT
Addiction and the brain | Jan. 18 | 2-3 p.m. MT

Each week, the Monday and Friday anxiety groups will cover the same information. Participants only need to register for one group but will have access to attend either one that week (whichever is more convenient for their schedule).

Regence website and app enhancements

Regence has updated its website and mobile app with several enhancements that will make finding and tracking your care easier. Click here to view a short video about the enhancements.