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March 21, 2013

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

Employees enrolled in UC’s Flexible Spending Accounts (health and/or dependent care) in 2012 have until April 15 to submit reimbursement claim forms for eligible expenses incurred from Jan. 1, 2012 through March 15, 2013. 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: Changes to Fund Menu, Upcoming Workshops on April 24

Important changes are coming to UC's Fund Menu in 2013. The Fund Menu is the list of investment options available to employees through the Fidelity Investments website. To learn how you may be affected by these changes, a workshop is scheduled at 2:15 p.m. April 24 in KL 397. Space is limited. To register, call 800-642-7131.

In addition to the Fund Menu changes, other one-hour workshops are scheduled April 24. All workshops will be held in KL 397:

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

To register for any of the workshops, contact Fidelity Investments at 800-642-7131.

March and April Training Schedule

  • April 3  –  Coaching to Improve Performance
  • April 10 – Time Management
  • April 11 – New Parents Workshop
  • 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 228-8247.

New Employee Orientation, Online Resources

New employee orientation is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5 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.

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