Benefiting U

WellU cooking class – health benefits of olive oil
Monday, Feb. 9 | 6–8 p.m.

Join Chef Carl to learn all about olive oil: the differences, health benefits, best uses and tastes. Participants will taste test extra virgin olive oil, organic extra virgin olive oil and infused olive oils. Recipes will include cooking breakfast with olive oil instead of butter and cooking chicken with lemon and olive oil.
Olive oil
This month’s cooking class will be held on Monday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Salt Lake Culinary Center (2233 S. 300 East).

The cost is $20 per person, which includes the class and the meal for each participant. Payment method is a one time, automatic payroll deduction.

Registered employees will be charged for the class regardless of attendance.

Class registration will open today at 4 p.m. Click here to register.

Classes are limited to 30 and fill quickly. If you would like to register for more than one person please register yourself twice. Limited to two registrations per person.

*This cooking class is sponsored by WellU; however, attendance does not count toward fulfilling the requirements for the WellU discount. For information on WellU, please see the Program Requirements brochure.

Marketplace Health Insurance Fairs
Thursday, Feb. 5 and Friday, Feb. 6

Marketplace Health FairsUniversity of Utah Hospitals and Clinics’ Human Resources will host two final marketplace health insurance fairs in February. Vendors offering coverage in Utah through the health insurance marketplace will be on site to answer questions and provide plan details for employees and/or family members not covered through the university’s health care plan.

Why attend: The Affordable Care Act requires individuals to have health insurance or incur a tax penalty. Enrollment ends Feb. 15 for coverage effective March 1.

Health insurance vendors anticipated to participate: Arches Health Plan, BridgeSpan, Humana and Molina Healthcare.

When: Two sessions are available in advance of the Feb.15 final deadline

Thursday, Feb. 510 a.m. – 12 p.m.Red Rock Conference Room (hospital A level) Friday, Feb. 61 – 3 p.m.Red Rock Conference Room (hospital A level)

Understanding Your form w-2

Information about university benefits is included in several boxes on your Form W-2. Employees who are enrolled in the university’s employee health care plan will see their pre-tax deductions in Box 14, combined with any health FSA amounts deducted. You will also see the amount the university contributed toward the cost of your health coverage in Understanding W-2Box 12 (code DD).

Reporting the employer amount is a new Affordable Care Act requirement this year. While this amount is reported on your Form W-2, it is not taxable to you.

When you complete your tax return for 2014, you will be asked if you and your family members were enrolled in health insurance. This information will be self-reported for 2014. The IRS has proposed draft forms for employers to provide next year, confirming monthly coverage for you and each of your family members. (Make sure the Benefits Department has social security numbers for all of your enrolled family members so this information can be provided).

For additional explanations on the information reflected on your Form W-2, see the Tax Services’ website.