March 10, 2017

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Spring Financial Fitness for Faculty and Staff

There’ s a whole lot of financial fitness programming for faculty and staff this spring, from on-campus workshops to on-demand webinars, plus –as always– free on-campus individual counseling appointments.  To see what’s available, visit http://wp.vcu.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/4850/2017/02/Financial-Fitness-Spring-2017.pdf

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October 26, 2016

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Fall, 2016 Financial Fitness Programming for Faculty and Staff

This semester’s offerings include on-campus workshops, individual advising appointments, and many live and on-demand webinars.  Review the offerings and registration information at http://wp.vcu.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/4850/2016/10/Fall-2016-Financial-Fitness.pdf

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October 18, 2016

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Fall, 2016 Financial Fitness Workshop Series for Faculty and Staff

The Fall, 2016 series of free Financial Fitness workshops for faculty and staff is now open for registration: October 31:  Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt, and Start Building for the Future (presented in cooperation with Fidelity Investments) November 21:  Understanding the VCU Retirement Plans December 9:  THRIVE – Helping Women Make Financial Progress (presented in cooperation with […]

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September 21, 2016

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Faculty and Staff in Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Plan: Auto-Escalation of Member Contributions Takes Effect in January

Beginning January 1, 2017, the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Hybrid Plan’s auto-escalation feature goes into effect.  This feature is designed to help you save more for your retirement by slightly increasing the amount that contribute from each paycheck to your retirement savings. Who is affected? VRS Hybrid Plan Members hired on or before September 1, 2016 […]

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September 15, 2016

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2016 Virginia Retirement System Member Benefit Profiles Are Now Available for Plan 1 and Plan 2 Participants

Member Benefit Profiles are now available for Virginia Retirement System (VRS) participants in Plan 1 and Plan 2.  If your VRS membership date was on or before December 31, 2013, you are covered by one of these two plans unless you joined the VRS Hybrid Plan during the one-time opt-in period in April, 2014. The […]

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August 22, 2016

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VRS Hybrid Plan Participants: December 15th is the Deadline for Quarterly Voluntary Contribution Election Changes

Faculty members and classified staff in the Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Retirement Plan may make changes to their voluntary defined contribution amount once per calendar quarter. Higher voluntary contributions result in increased matching by VCU! Participants can make changes online at www.varetirement.org/hybrid.html or by telephone at 1-855-291-2285. For online access instructions, see “Quick and Easy […]

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June 24, 2016

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Brexit Insights from VCU’s Investment Providers

From TIAA: Response to Brexit requires long-term perspective From Fidelity Investments: Brexit Vote Roils Markets: Our Experts say now is the time to focus on your long-term goals

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February 17, 2016

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VRS Hybrid Plan Participants: March 15th is the Deadline for Quarterly Defined Contribution Election Changes

Faculty members and classified staff in the Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Retirement Plan may make changes to their voluntary defined contribution amount once per calendar quarter. Higher voluntary contributions result in increased matching by VCU! Participants can make changes online at www.varetirement.org/hybrid.html or by telephone at 1-855-291-2285. For online access instructions, see “Quick and Easy […]

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November 17, 2015

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Make Sure Your Health Plan Address Is Up to Date for Important Tax Information!

In January 2016, the state employee health benefits program will issue IRS form 1095-C to eligible participants as proof that coverage was offered or provided in 2015. This form is filed with your 2015 tax return to prove that you had coverage and/or that coverage was available to you during 2015 in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.  […]

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November 4, 2015

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VRS Hybrid Plan Participants: December 15th is the Deadline for Quarterly Defined Contribution Election Changes

Faculty members and classified staff in the Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Retirement Plan may make changes to their voluntary defined contribution amount once per calendar quarter. Higher voluntary contributions result in increased matching by VCU! Participants can make changes online at www.varetirement.org/hybrid.html or by telephone at 1-855-291-2285. For online access instructions, see “Quick and Easy […]

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