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HR News: 2012 FSA Reimbursement Claims Deadline Looms, Fidelity Investments Offers Classes on April 24, New Employee Orientation and Resourses

April 8, 2013

April 15 Marks Deadline to Submit Reimbursement Claims, Documentation for 2012 Flex Spending Accounts

April 15 is the final deadline for employees enrolled in the UC’s Flexible Spending Accounts (health and/or dependent care) to submit reimbursement claim forms for eligible expenses incurred from Jan. 1, 2012 through March 15, 2013.

Please remember that if you enrolled midyear, expenses incurred before your effective date are not eligible. Expenses incurred after your participation ends also are not eligible. Documentation must be submitted when claims are filed. This includes any receipts or evidence of benefits statements that might be required to validate purchases made using a CONEXIS benefit card. All claims and paperwork must be sent to CONEXIS for processing and be postmarked by April 15.

It’s important to review previous 2012 claims to confirm that they were approved by CONEXIS and that no additional documentation is needed. Log into your CONEXIS account and select “view my prior plans” to review your 2012 account activity or call CONEXIS at 800-482-4120. Internal Revenue Service rules require you to forfeit any balance remaining after the April 15, 2013, filing deadline. Questions regarding claims should be directed to CONEXIS.

Fidelity Investments to Host Workshops on April 24

Fidelity Investments will be on campus April 24 in KL 397 to teach the following one-hour workshops:

  • Your UC Retirement System, 1:15 p.m.
  • Understanding Fund Menu Changes, 2:15 p.m.
  • Women and Investing, 3:15 p.m.
  •  Help Desk (walk-in assistance for employees) 4:15 p.m.

To register, contact Fidelity Investments at 800-642-7131.

April Training Schedule

  • April 16 – Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Law
  • April 17 – Generational Diversity
  • April 23 – Building Skills for Leadership and Empowerment
  • April 24 – Emotional Intelligence

To register:

  1. Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UC Merced Net ID.
  2. Search for training by name in the search bar on the left of your screen.
  3. Select the course you are interested in, click Register to see offerings, schedule and location details.
  4. Check the box next to the class that fits your needs and click Submit to register.

For more information, contact hrtraining@ucmerced.edu or call extension 8247.

New Employee Orientation, Online Resources

The next new employee orientation is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ay 3 in KL 232. For more information, visit the new employee orientation page.

The first few weeks in a new job can be challenging. To ease the stress of settling in, Human Resources has compiled a list of resources to assist new employees in acclimating to the university. Whether you are new to UC Merced or in a position of supervising others, you will find value in this new tool.

Contact HR

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