June 20, 2008
  HR Update

Benefits enrollment starts in July

Need to change your insurance coverage?  The Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS) summer enrollment for plan year 2009 is July 28 through August 22, 2008. During Summer Enrollment you can enroll in or change your insurance coverage for Plan Year 2009. If you don’t need to make changes, you don’t have to do anything. Current benefit selections, including TexFlex account deductions, will roll over to the new plan.

A summer enrollment fair will be held at the Health Science Center on August 6 in the Atrium. ERS staff and benefits vendors will provide information and answer questions to help you choose the best benefits for your situation.

Representatives from Human Resource Services will hold special sessions to answer questions and assist employees with enrollments and changes on the following dates:

July 30

10 am – noon

PCC 173

August 11

2 – 4 pm

PCC 173

August 13

4 – 6 pm

EAD 291

For more information on ERS summer enrollment, visit the summer enrollment page on the ERS Web site or contact Human Resource Services at ext. 2690.

Save gas with HR benefits
UNTHSC employees are eligible for several benefits that could help cut down on commuting costs.

  • Ride Share program
    The HSC sponsors a ride-share program through the Fort Worth Transit Authority that offers vanpool and carpool options. Contact the Fort Worth Transit Authority at 817-336-7433 to find out how to join or start a ride share.
  • Discounted bus and train fare
    HSC employees and students are eligible for The “T” E-pass for $75. The pass includes unlimited rides on all of The “T”, Dart Local and express bus, trolley, rail and Trinity Railway Express services for a year (plan runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31). With the pass, you also are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home Program that provides a ride to your car or home in the event of an emergency.
  • Discounts on auto service
    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, fixing an out-of-tune car can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4 percent, and fixing more serious problems can improve gas mileage by as much as 40 percent! UNTHSC employees can get discounts at these mechanics:
    • Tune Up Masters offers a 10 percent discount for HSC employees. See the telephone directory for a location near you.
    • Firestone Complete Auto Care, 6233 Granbury Rd. (Hulen Square Shopping Center) offers a 10 percent discount on all purchases at this location only, including repairs, maintenance and tires. Show your HSC ID for the discount. Contact Carol Britton, store manager, at 817-346-7405.

For more information on these benefits, contact Marco Mendoza, employee relations manager, at ext. 2230. UNTHSC Logo


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