The Office of Human Resources (OHR) will host the third annual Pro Benefits EXPO from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Hendrix Student Center. The expo will showcase the various programs available to faculty and staff in their employee benefits package. Attendees of this drop-in event will gain tips on how to better leverage available benefits.
“We know faculty and staff are busy,” said Lisa Gagnon, director of Workforce Benefits and Wellbeing. “But taking just 30 minutes to swing by the booths, get a flu shot and speak with a benefits counselor can provide important information on what’s going on with your benefits. It’s certainly worthwhile to learn about the new programs premiering, and to accommodate schedules around teaching and meetings, some of the morning facilitated educational sessions are offered again in the afternoon.”
With the state insurance open enrollment period running throughout October, the expo is a great opportunity to discuss your benefits questions with one of the many OHR benefits counselors on staff. Attendees can make sure they are taking advantage of all their benefits, from the state insurance options to discounts at local restaurants.
Make the most of the EXPO
-Attend one of the many 20-minute seminars (view the day’s agenda here)
-Spend one-on-one time with a benefits counselor
-NEW! Learn the benefits of contributing to a 529 college savings plan through payroll deduction
-Make open enrollment elections
-NEW! Enroll in Naturally Slim and other free programs
-NEW! Learn about expanded preventative benefits coming in 2019
-Get your flu shot from the Joseph F. Sullivan Center
Learn more about the EXPO here.
What you should know
Your annual open enrollment period for the state insurance package runs through Oct. 31 and allows you the opportunity to make select changes to your state insurance package for the following year. The Office of Human Resources published a comprehensive open enrollment guidebook. Download the handy checklist to help you plan your 2019 health coverage and benefits. All open enrollment changes take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
Supporting off-main-campus employees during open enrollment
Benefits counselors will provide one-on-one open enrollment/benefits counseling to the Clemson’s off-campus employees. See dates and locations below:
CU Livestock Poultry Health (LPH)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 500 Clemson Rd., Columbia
Date: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 2700 Savannah Hwy, Charleston