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Time To Check Your Payroll Deductions

The first payroll is the best time each year to check your deductions and make sure everything is correct for the rest of the year.  As you know, Open Enrollment was held from October 13th to November 20th, 2015. That was the period during which employees reviewed/elected/declined/ or made changes to their benefits for the 2016 calendar year. We encourage employees to check their most recent payroll stub to ensure accuracy with that review and the choices made.

To access your paystub:

  1. Log onto Mymissouristate.edu
  2. Select the Profile tab
  3. Scroll down to Payroll
  4. Click on Pay Stub

On another note, those employees who elected vision insurance may see that the election was made post-tax instead of pre-tax.  This is due to a data problem between the University and the Missouri Cafeteria Plan that is currently being fixed.  The vision premiums should be pre-tax and the correction to this will result in some adjustments that will be shown on your next pay stub.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-6616 if you have any questions.

 

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New Income Tax Form Coming Soon!

As you may know, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most Americans are now required to have health insurance or pay a penalty when they file their income tax forms. The IRS requires employers to provide a  new form designated as Form 1095C to full-time employees enrolled in the employer’s medical plan. Thus, the University will be sending all employees enrolled in the University’s medical plan during 2015 the new Form 1095-C. If you enrolled in Missouri State University’s medical plan for any coverage in 2015, the form provides the information needed to verify for your income tax return that you (and your spouse and dependents, if applicable) had qualifying health coverage for some or all months during the year.

There is some important information about this form that you need to know.

  • The Internal Revenue Service has issued instructions that have given employers an extended period in which to mail the forms to their employees.
  • As a result of the extended mailing time, you might receive this form after the filing deadline for your tax returns.
  • In the extension notice, the IRS has issued guidelines that indicate that you will not need this form to file your tax forms this year.
  • The University will be sending you the Form 1095-C in the near future.

Important Note:

You do not have to wait on this form in order to file your taxes. This year you will be using it for information purposes.  Please refer to the following link for additional information from the IRS.

https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Questions-and-Answers-about-Health-Care-Information-Forms-for-Individuals

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-6616 if you have any questions.

 

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Microsoft Office 2013 / Windows 10 Instructor Led Classes for Employees

Employee Development and Performance is offering instructor led computer training classes for Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 10.

Classes will utilize new training resources that include both printed materials and unlimited online access to the class and resources for continued online learning!  These training resources also allow users to build a portfolio of classes for continued refreshers and skill building after attending the classroom session.

Look for classes in My Learning Connection by searching under the Category Computer Skills – Microsoft Office/HR Sponsored.  If you have any questions, please contact HR Employee Development and Performance at hrtraining@missouristate.edu or 65779.

 

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Vendor Demonstrations for New PLMS (My Learning Connection)  

Administrative Services would like to extend an invitation to the University community for interested employees to attend the vendor demonstrations as part of our RFP selection process to replace our current PLMS system (My Learning Connection).  Demonstrations are scheduled for Jan 21st and Jan 29th from 9:00am to 10:30am in PSU 313.

Please contact Paula Wilhelm at paulawilhelm@missouristate.edu or Debbie Donnellan at DebbieDonnellan@missouristate.edu for questions.

 

 

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Spring Fee Waivers

Attention:

Spring Fee Waivers processed on January 12, 2016. Please check your bills/account statements.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a small window of approximately one week to make your payment before the next new billing is issued. Tuition payments made prior to the second billing will avoid finance charges on the tuition amounts paid.

Visit Spring 2016 Fee Payment and Refund Schedules for additional information on deadlines.

Still need to submit your request? 

Please contact Denise Lofton at 6-5892 in the Office of Human Resources if you have any questions.

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Mercy/Med-Pay onsite support continues

Happy New Year!

We are pleased to announce the continuation of this great service to our participating faculty and staff.

Mercy/Med-Pay Onsite Support

  • If you currently participate in the Medical health insurance provided by the University and,
  • have had any issues with claims or the processing/billing of your claims,
  • or sometimes just wish you had a better understanding of how your benefits worked.

Then come meet with a representative to help you with your needs. Representatives will be here from 10 a.m -12 p.m. Thursday, January 28 in Carrington 110.

No appointment necessary, just show up!

For a complete schedule, please visit the Human Resources site.

Please contact the office of human resources at 6.6616 if you have any questions.

 

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Save for your Future – Deferred Compensation (457b)

The Office of Human Resources is sponsoring a visit by our ICMA-RC representative on:

Thursday, February 11, 8:30 – 2:30 in Plaster Student Union Room 311.

ICMA-RC is the University’s Section 457 (Deferred Compensation) plan provider.

Ms. Deborah Taylor will be available to meet individually with employees who already have a 457 account as well as employees who have questions about such accounts or about starting an investment program with ICMA-RC under 457.  Employees currently in the program are asked to bring their new account access user id and password, if they have set up account via Deferred Comp. website:  www.modeferredcomp.org.  There will be a group presentation at 8:30, followed by thirty-minute pre-scheduled individual sessions.

Employees who want to meet with Ms. Taylor can use the hyperlink to sign up: State of Missouri Online Scheduling this is used for an appointment time or to confirm attendance at the presentation meeting due to limited seating.  (Remember to go ALL THE WAY through the registration to get to the CONFIRMATION #).

Supervisors please post for those without immediate access to a computer

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-6616 if you have any questions.

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Spring Credit Course Fee Waivers

Attention:

Benefit Eligible Employees

  • Are you or any of your dependents taking classes during the Spring 2016 semester?
  • If you’re registered, submit your fee waiver request.

Below are the instructions if you still need to:

  1. Log in to the MyMissouristate Portal
  2. Click the Profile tab
  3. Scroll down to the Employment Details window
  4. Under Benefits, click Fee Waiver.

Please contact Denise Lofton at 6-5892 in the Office of Human Resources if you have any questions.

 

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Fall Credit Course Fee Waivers

Attention:

Benefit Eligible Employees

As a reminder, the deadline for submitting a fee waiver for Fall 2015 is Thursday, December 10.

Below are the instructions if you still need to:

  1. Log in to the MyMissouristate Portal
  2. Click the Profile tab
  3. Scroll down to the Employment Details window
  4. Under Benefits, click Fee Waiver.

Please contact Denise Lofton at 6-5892 in the Office of Human Resources if you have any questions.

 

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Save for your Future – Deferred Compensation (457b)

The Office of Human Resources is sponsoring a visit by our ICMA-RC representative on:

Monday, December 14, 8:30-2:30 in Plaster Student Union Room 310.

ICMA-RC is the University’s Section 457 (Deferred Compensation) plan provider.

Ms. Deborah Taylor will be available to meet individually with employees who already have a 457 account as well as employees who have questions about such accounts or about starting an investment program with ICMA-RC under 457.  Employees currently in the program are asked to bring their new account access user id and password, if they have set up account via Deferred Comp. website:  www.modeferredcomp.org.  Thirty-minute appointments are being scheduled for interested employees.

Employees who want to meet with Ms. Taylor can use the hyperlink to sign up: State of Missouri Online Scheduling this is used for an appointment time or to confirm attendance at the presentation meeting due to limited seating.  (Remember to go ALL THE WAY through the registration to get to the CONFIRMATION #).

Supervisors please post for those without immediate access to a computer

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