The Social Security Administration (SSA) will be visiting Cape Fear Community College to promote awareness and the benefits of using Social Security electronic services. The on-site presentation will be available to all staff, faculty and students. They will discuss the importance of creating an online account to do business with Social Security as well as discuss basic entitlement issues such as Retirement, Survivors, Medicare and Disability benefits.
The event should take approximately 1 hour. The SSA will open with a brief discussion about Social Security and explain how to create a MySSA account online. Following the presentation, they will take questions and provide individuals with instructions regarding the enrollment process.
The presentation will take place in the Union Station Lecture Hall (U-170) Wednesday, April 13th at 11:30am. Registration is not needed. Ages 18 and up are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ or https://youtu.be/9D_YVjIKS-o
The State Health Plan is hosting a series of retirement meetings designed primarily for members who are turning 65 in the next year or so and for members who are over 65 and actively working.
Two of the sessions will be held at the North Campus McKeithan Center in April and July.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
As a reminder, employees should submit retirement paperwork 120 days before their anticipated retirement date. In addition, it’s recommended that members who are considering retirement meet with HR up to six months before their planned retirement date.
The North Carolina Retirement System is now offering Retirement Planning Webinars! Check out the list below for upcoming webinars for Teacher’s and State Employees (TSERS).
Mark your calendar — The State Health Plan’s (SHP) Annual Open Enrollment will be held October 15 – November 18, 2015.
During open enrollment, you are able to add or drop dependents (without a qualifying event) as well as switch between plans. Premiums rates for 2016 may be found here.
Beginning October 15, you will be able to update your coverage by visiting http://cfcc.hrintouch.com. Your login ID will be your first name, the first initial of your last name and the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you no longer remember your password, you can reset your account using the “Can’t Access Your Account?” link below the login section. If you still are unable to login, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a password reset.
IMPORTANT: If you are on the Enhanced 80/20 Plan or Consumer-Directed Health Plan, your wellness activity credits will expire unless you complete them again during open enrollment. This means your premium will increase for 2016 if you do not take action during open enrollment.
The SHP is offering Wellness Activities to reduce your monthly premiums. These Wellness Activities may be completed at the start of Open Enrollment on October 15.
1. Update your online Health Assessment
2. Choose a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and watch an online video to learn more about Patient-Centered Medical Homes
3. Attest to being tobacco-free or enroll in the Quiteline NC tobacco-cessation program
Completing these activities can save you up to $80-$90 a month in premiums if you choose to enroll in the Enhanced 80/20 or Consumer-Directed Health Plans. The traditional 70/30 plan is still premium free for employee-only coverage.
The Health Assessment is now available for members to update and receive their premium credit. Instructions to login are available here. Click “Login to My Personal Health Portal.” You may also update the assessment by phone: 1-800-817-7044.
More information regarding the 2016 Annual Enrollment can be found at the link below.
The Human Resources department is happy to welcome Elaine Doell as our new Chief HR Officer, beginning February 2, 2015.
Elaine currently serves as the Director of Human Resources at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where she has been employed in the HR office since 2002. Prior to her employment at PSU, Elaine worked as a personnel manager for Lakes Region Community Council and as personnel coordinator for Hannaford.
Elaine comes to CFCC with a wealth of HR experience, including the areas of recruitment and retention, training and development, benefits, employees relations, classification and compensation, professional development and compliance.
Be sure to stop by and introduce yourself!
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, or Campus SaVE Act (SaVE), is a 2013 amendment to the federal Jeanne Clery Act. SaVE was designed by advocates along with victims/survivors and championed by a bi-partisan coalition in Congress as a companion to Title IX that will help bolster the response to and prevention of sexual violence in higher education. President Obama signed the measure into law as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 on March 7, 2013.
SaVE requires colleges and universities, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs (covering virtually every campus in the United States) to increase transparency about the scope of sexual violence on campus, guarantee victims enhanced rights, provide for standards in institutional conduct proceedings, and provide campus community wide prevention educational programming.
As part of compliance with this act, all employees will be required to complete a training module on this topic. Look for an email from Workplace Answers with directions on how to complete this module.
Additional information, including victims’ rights, may be found on the following site: