HR Updates


University Human Resource Management will be hosting several retirement presentations during the week of Oct. 19.  The University’s retirement plan investment providers, as well as University benefit staff will present a variety of sessions for employees at any stage of their career.

2015 Special Enrollment for Supplemental Life Insurance

In connection with the University’s new, reduced premium rates for employee and spouse supplemental life insurance, The Hartford has agreed to offer University employees in benefit-eligible positions a special enrollment opportunity.

Sept. 21-Oct. 30, 2015, university employees in benefit-eligible positions may enroll in up to $350,000 in supplemental term life insurance on their own lives and/or $30,000 in supplemental term life insurance on their spouse’s or domestic partner’s life, without providing proof of good health.

To be eligible for this special enrollment opportunity, you must be actively at work on the effective date of coverage or your first regularly scheduled work day following the date coverage takes effect. In addition, you are not eligible for this special enrollment if your previous application for life insurance coverage through the Hartford was denied.

See the Benefits Department’s webpage here for an enrollment form and additional information.

Representatives from The Hartford will be at each of the retirement presentations during National Save for Retirement to provide forms or answer any questions you may have.

The University of Utah’s Campaign for Our Community is an annual event to encourage staff and faculty to conveniently donate to charitable organizations in our community that provide vital services to those with a critical need. For example, a contribution of just $2 per paycheck would provide a week’s supply of food for one family at the Utah Food Bank, send two kids to Camp Hobé for a day or make possible food and refuge for a cat or dog at the Wasatch Humane Shelter.

This year’s campaign is now open; to donate, please visit the Campaign webpage where you will be able to make a payroll deduction election and/or complete and submit a pdf donation form (to donate by credit card or check).