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November 2013 Vol.1, Number 2
Top 6 things you need to know about benefits open erollment

Top 6 things you need to know about benefits open enrollment

  1. Medical plans for 2014 are all new. Study your options and choose the plan you feel is best for you and your family.
  2. Everyone needs to go into EBenefits and choose a medical plan for 2014 or indicate that they want to opt out of Purdue medical coverage next year.

Premium vs. deductible: 2014’s big decision

Which is more important to you? A lower medical insurance premium or a lower deductible?

Here’s how 2014’s medical plans stack up when it comes to the ever-important premium vs. deductible category, plus other major differences between the plans.


Don’t risk the consequences of failing to enroll

If you don’t enroll by 6 p.m. (ET), Nov. 15, here’s what will happen with your 2014 benefits:

  • Everyone who does not choose a 2014 medical plan or opt out of coverage for next year through EBenefits will be enrolled automatically for 2014 in the highest-deductible medical plan, the Purdue Health Plan Plus HSA 2. This automatic enrollment extends even to those who are currently opted out of Purdue medical coverage.

Truven gives you big head start in estimating your costs on 2014 medical plans

You want the best 2014 medical plan for yourself and your family, and estimating your total cost under each of next year’s medical options should play an important part in making your decision. But how do you get started with your estimates?

Let Truven Informed Enrollment help.

Does Uncle Sam approve of you HSA?

Does Uncle Sam approve of your HSA?

A health savings account (HSA) can be a great way to set aside tax-free money for health care expenses. But when taxes are involved, the Internal Revenue Service makes the rules.
Need some enrollment help

Need some enrollment help?

Understanding your benefit options and making decisions about next year’s coverage is no easy chore, but you‘re up to the task – especially with a little help.
preventive care

Preventive care could be your best friend

Preventive care can find a health problem early, when it’s easiest to treat. This can save money for sure, but more important, it can save you from undergoing challenging health treatments later, when your condition is more advanced.
The Bravo Award

Bravo Award starts strong

The Bravo Award, the University’s new recognition and reward program for employees, has had an excellent response since its inception in October.

Don't get fooled by these urban legends

Don't get fooled by these urban legends

We've all heard that a résumé shouldn't be longer than a single page. And that "it never hurts to apply," even for jobs that are a long shot. It seems as if everyone has at least a small nugget of wisdom to pass along.

retirement plan contribution maximums

IRS announces retirement plan contribution maximums for 2014

Purdue offers all benefits-eligible faculty and staff multiple ways to save for retirement, including two voluntary retirement savings accounts administered through Fidelity. 

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