HR Updates

Increased IRS Contribution Limits for 2019

The IRS recently announced increases to retirement plan limits for 2019. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, employees can contribute up to $19,000 ($25,000 for employees age 50 or older), to both the 403(b) and 457(b) supplemental retirement savings plans.

You can log in to UBenefits today to change your limits with a future effective date of the Jan. 7 paycheck.  Log into UBenefits at

Get Your Flu Shot

If you were not able to get your flu shot at Employee Appreciation Day, you can stop into RedMed for one of their flu clinics. The RedMed clinic is located on the ground floor of the Union Building. During November, you can stop in for a flu shot without an appointment during the following hours:

  • Mondays: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 12-4 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

RedMed will hold additional flu clinics in January.  Watch @theU for those dates and times.

Remember that RedMed should be your first stop if you experience a work-related injury or illness (unless the injury is life- or limb-threatening).  You can also schedule an appointment or visit RedMed for other medical services at no cost to University employees.  For more information, see the web page at

WellU Reminder

Now is a great time to work on completing the WellU requirements to receive the wellness discount next plan year (beginning July 1, 2019).  See the requirements and log in to see your completions on the WellU webpage.