November 29, 2021
Reviewing, updating home addresses and beneficiary designations important for employees
Employee mailing addresses serve a variety of purposes at Purdue, which means it’s important that employees have them listed correctly in SuccessFactors. Without correct mailing addresses, employees miss out on or face delays in receiving important information such as insurance cards, new HSA Bank cards — 2022 HSA Bank cards will be sent toward the end of the year — dental cards, benefit statements, W-2s and more.
Purdue employees are able to quickly edit or update personal information – including addresses – via SuccessFactors. Employees can quickly log into SuccessFactors through the OneCampus portal by clicking on the Employee Launchpad tile and BoilerKey. From there, all employees have access in SuccessFactors to their employee record, which appears as "My Profile."
In addition to mailing addresses, the following items can be edited or updated through the Employee Profile:
- Home phone number.
- Emergency contact.
- Bank information.
- Tax information.
The Human Resources “Self Service” webpage offers a video that outlines how to make the above changes. Once the video starts, select Profile in the Table of Contents to learn how to edit information. The video walks through the profile but also demonstrates how to update bank and tax information. A quick reference guide, which provides detailed information such as how to edit addresses (Page 5), is also available.
Importance of beneficiary designations
Another important aspect for Purdue employees to keep in mind are beneficiary designations. Purdue’s benefit options and Healthy Boiler Program are designed to provide coverage and resources for overall well-being. Designating beneficiaries is one way employees are able to extend that coverage and protect their loved ones.
Making sure affairs are in order and checking in from time to time is key when it comes to protecting loved ones. Ensuring that beneficiary information is up-to-date can help them when it matters most. Several Purdue benefit programs provide for beneficiaries in the event of death, so maintaining updated information is very important.
Actively choosing beneficiaries can help ensure that funds are appropriately distributed where they are intended to go, and employees can make changes at any time. Once beneficiaries are established, it is recommended to review those designations each year to ensure that no changes are needed – or to make updates if they are needed.
Purdue benefit programs that allow for a beneficiary designation are:
- Health savings account (HSA).
- Life insurance (i.e., accidental death and dismemberment, term life).
- Universal life.
- Retirement accounts (e.g., Fidelity, PERF, accounts with former retirement plan providers, such as TIAA).
To review and update beneficiaries for AD&D, term life and universal life insurance in Benefitfocus, employees may follow these instructions at any time throughout the year.
For all other plans, visit the Beneficiary Management webpage for instructions.
For assistance with updating mailing addresses or beneficiary records, contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 765-494-2222.