We invite to you join us for workshops, events and individual counseling sessions regarding retirement programs offered to OSU employees on the following topics:

Benefits Enrollment

Flu SHOT Clinics for Faculty and Staff

One-on-One Financial Counseling Sessions

Workshops

  

2019 Flu Shot Clinics for faculty and staff

The Office of Human Resources in partnership with Fred Meyer Pharmacies will be offering flu shot clinics for faculty, staff and their dependents age 7 or above.

  • Dates/Location:
    • Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - MU Ballroom
    • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - MU Ballroom
  • Times (both dates): 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On the day of the clinic:

  • Bring your insurance card and photo ID (for billing).
  • Wear short sleeves.
  • Plan on staying for five minutes after receiving the vaccination (water and snacks will be available while you wait).
  • If paying at the time of service, payment by check will be the only method of payment accepted (see cost below).

Cost of vaccination:

  • Fred Meyer Pharmacies will bill your insurance plans. 
    • PEBB Statewide (Providence), Providence Choice and Moda plans will cover the cost of the flu vaccinations.
    • Employees with Kaiser insurance: Must pay at the time of vaccination.  Kaiser confirmed that the vaccination will not be covered if received at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic.  Please contact Kaiser directly to determine where you may receive your flu vaccination.   If you would like to get your vaccination at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic, you will need to pay at the time of the vaccination ($ payable in the form cash or check).
    • Employees with other insurance coverage (e.g., another employer plan or OHP):
      • Fred Meyer Pharmacies will bill that insurance company.
      • Please verify with your insurance provider if the flu vaccination is covered.  You are responsible for payment if your insurance does not cover the vaccination.
      • Samaritan Choice Insurance - if you have Samaritan Choice Insurance, you will need to pay at the time of vaccination (the vaccination will not be covered if received at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic)
      • Oregon Health Plan - the vaccination is covered, Fred Meyer Pharmacies will bill the Oregon Health Plan
  • If you are paying at time of the clinic, the cost is $.  Payment by cash or check will be the only method of payment accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will the “egg free” vaccine be available at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic for individuals that have allergies to eggs?  No, the “egg free” vaccine will not be available.  Please visit your local pharmacy or doctor’s office to receive this vaccination.
  • Will the “high dose” vaccine for ages 65+ be available at the OSU Flu Shot Clinics?  No, this vaccine will not be available. Please visit your local pharmacy or doctor’s office to receive this vaccination.
  • Can my dependents (spouse/partner/children) get their flu shots at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic?  Yes, dependents may attend the OSU Flu Shot Clinics.  Children must be age 7 and older to receive the flu vaccination at these clinics.
  • Can Graduate Assistants, Postdoctorial Scholars, and undergraduate student employees come to the Faculty/Staff Flu Clinics?  Yes.  Please bring your insurance card with you.  PacificSource will cover the vaccination received at these clinics. You can also go to Student Health Services or attend one of the Flu Shot Clinics for students to receive the vaccination.
  • I have Kaiser Insurance, can I get my flu vaccination at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic?  Kaiser will not cover the cost of the vaccination if you receive it at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic.  Please contact Kaiser directly to determine where you may receive your flu vaccination.  If you would like to get your vaccination at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic, you will need to pay at the time of the vaccination ($ payable in the form of a check).
  • I am an Emeritus Faculty member, may I get my flu shot at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic?  May my spouse/partner receive their vaccination at the clinic?  Yes, you both may get your flu vaccination at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic.  Please bring your insurance card with you to the clinic.  If paying at the time of the clinic the cost is $ and is payable by check.
  • I am a retired faculty or staff member, may I get my flu short at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic?  May my spouse/partner receive their vaccination at the clinic?  Yes, you both may get your flu vaccination at the OSU Flu Shot Clinic.  Please bring your insurance card with you to the clinic.  If paying at the time of the clinic the cost is $ and is payable by check.

Fidelity

Fidelity offers complimentary confidential consultations and workshops that can help you find the answers to your most important retirement questions; does my retirement portfolio have the right mix of investments, am I saving enough to retire when and how I want, or will I have enough money to last throughout my retirement?

Make an appointment online on the Fidelity website.

One-on-One Counseling Session
Date Time Location
Jun 17, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A

 

TIAA

TIAA offers complimentary confidential consultations and workshops that can help you find the answers to your most important retirement questions; does my retirement portfolio have the right mix of investments, am I saving enough to retire when and how I want, or will I have enough money to last throughout my retirement?  

To make an appointment, call 800-732-8353 or schedule online at www.tiaa-cref.org/ScheduleNow

One-on-One Counseling Session
Date Time Location
June 18, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A
June 19, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A
June 20, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A
July 23, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A
July 24, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A
July 25, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A
Aug. 20, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A
Aug. 21, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A
Aug. 22, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour appointments) 236 Kerr Admin Bldg - OHR Meeting Room A

 

Medicare workshops

Registration is not required. Seating is on a first-come basis (capacity is 49).

Medicare workshops Presented by SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance)
Date Workshop Time Location

Oct 1, 2019

Medicare Basics - Part A, B, C.  Understanding the basics of Medicare and Medicare Advantage and Supplemental Plans (including how Medicare works with the PERS Medicare Plans)

(Held during Open Enrollment Benefits Fair each October)

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. MU208

PERS Health Insurance for PERS retirees

Date Workshop Time Location

Fall/Spring/Summer

Throughout the State

PERS Health offers Workshops to review the PERS Health Insurance Plans for PERS retirees. For additional information: PHIP Summer/Fall Meeting Schedule or visit the PERS Health Insurance website at: www.pershealth.com    

 

PERS workshops

PERS workshops at other locations:  For more information or to register for other dates and locations held throughout Oregon, check out the PERS website.

Workshops are held on the OSU Corvallis campus.

To register, visit the OSU Professional Development Training website

Date                 Subject                                                            Time        Location

Year-round

throughout the state

PERS offers workshops throughout the state, to register for a workshop in your area please select the appropriate Workshop for your below:  

Or, visit the PERS website at: http://www.oregon.gov/PERS , In the RESOURSES - Education sessions section, select either Tier 1/2 or OPSRP. 

   
TBA Retirement Readiness for Tier 1 and 2 members who are within three years of retirement.     
TBA All About OPSRP for employees that were hired and became PERS members on or after August 29, 2003.    
Fall 2019 Introduction to PERS Retirement for Tier 1 and 2 members who are planning to retire in more than three years. TBA TBA

Description of workshops/presentations:

All About OPSRP Workshop for PERS OPSRP members at any point in their career. PERS OPSRP (Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan) members are those that were hired on or after Aug. 29, 2003 and selected the PERS OPSRP pension program. Topics covered include OPSRP membership details and benefits, retirement eligibility, OPSRP benefit estimate, retirement processes, the Individual Account Program and member resources.

Retirement Readiness for PERS Tier 1 & Tier 2 members (formerly 1 Year to Retirement) is for members retiring within three years. Topics to be covered are Individual Account Program, retirement eligibility, calculating the retirement benefit, review of benefit estimate, retirement option choices, variable account after retirement, work after retirement limitations, health insurance, cost-of-living adjustments, taxes and review of retirement application forms.

Introduction to PERS Retirement for PERS Tier 1 & Tier 2 members (formerly 5 Years to Retirement) is for members planning to retire more than three years. Topics covered include Individual Account Program, regular and variable accounts, retirement benefit information and work after retirement limitations.

 

Oregon Savings Growth Plan - Financial workshops

For workshops at other locations throughout Oregon, check out the Oregon Savings Growth Plan (PERS) website. 

Workshops are held on the OSU Corvallis campus.

To register, visit the OSU Professional Development Training website

Date             Subject Time Location
TBA

Planning and Investing (How Much to Save for Retirement). This workshop is open to all employees and Graduate Students.

 

 

TBA Wealth Builder. Learn about the Oregon Savings Growth (deferred compensation) Plan.    


Wealth Builder describes what the OSGP is, how it works and why it is a valuable tool to use to accumulate dollars for retirement. The seminar discusses benefits of tax-deferred investing, OSGP investment options and enrollment information.

Planning and Investing helps participants calculate long-term savings goals, review the nine investment options, and create personal investment strategies. This workshop is intended to give you a snapshot of what your future retirement looks like based on your sources of income at retirement (ORP, PERS, IAP, Social Security, Retirement Savings, etc.), and is designed to calculate a monthly savings goal to help individuals have the money they need at retirement to have the lifestyle they want.

The Retirement Seminar is for participants within five years of retirement or who have severed employment and includes the catch-up provision, pay-out options, IRS requirements and the impact of new tax laws upon retirees, time frames and forms completion.

Financial workshops

Workshops will cover topics on various ways to save for retirement, creating an income in retirement and how to protect your assets through retirement.

Online workshops are provided by Fidelity and TIAA. These workshops are for employees new to investing and/or saving for retirement.  

To register, visit the OSU Professional Development Training website (unless otherwise indicated)
Date           Subject Time Location
Online workshops

Fidelity offers several general saving and investing workshops online.  You do not need to be investing with Fidelity.  Employees that invest with Fidelity can access additional workshops by logging into your account.  To view Workshops and other Tools & Calculators, visit Fidelity's website at:  https://nb.fidelity.com/public/nb/opurp/resources

 

TIAA offers several general saving and investing workshops online.  You do not need to be investing with TIAA.  Employees that invest with TIAA can access additional workshops by logging into your account.  To view Workshops and other Tools & Calculators, visit TIAA's website at:  https://www.tiaa.org/public/tcm/opurp/insights-and-guidance

 

Online

 

June webinars presented by TIAA


 

For the month of June, TIAA is promoting three webinars. TIAA is one of our optional retirement savings vendors that works with OSU employees. These webinars are available to all employees. If you are not a TIAA account holder you can still log in and participate as a guest. Register for upcoming webinars.

 

Webinar topics and dates:
 

  • Equally Prepared – Financial planning for the LGBT community

    • You can learn about the specific challenges faced by the LGBT community—both financial and legislative even with the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling—and potential solutions to address them. This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 at 12 p.m. (ET).

  • Market-proof your retirement

    • Throughout your career, you probably heard repeatedly how important saving for retirement is. In retirement – and the years leading up to it – protecting your savings becomes just as important as growing it. Join this webinar to learn how to create your own personal pension. This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. (ET).

  • How smart investors ride our market volatility

    • What’s the best way to handle market ups and downs? TIAA offers best practices and actionable steps to help investors steer through stormy markets while remaining on to help stay on the path to financial security. This webinar is schedule for Thursday, June 13 at 12 p.m. (ET).
       

Health & Wellness 

To register, visit the OSU Professional Development Training website(Course Category = Employee Benefits)
Date             Subject Time     Location
November - Training Days

Parental Leave & Pregnancy Disability.  Learn about FMLA and OFLA for parental leave and pregnancy disability including how pregnancy disability works with short-term disability.

 

 

TBA

Conquering the Winter Blues, Presented by Cascade Centers - Employee Assistance Program (EAP).   This seminar defines "winter blues" and "seasonal affective disorder", and how to tell the difference. Participants will learn to identify how the winter season affects them and learn strategies for coping with winter blues.

Open to all employees and Graduate Students.

 

 

TBA

Stress Management, Presented by Cascade Centers - Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Managing all of the different stressors in life is a challenge. People are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of reducing their stress because of the effects it creates on physical health, emotional well-being, and work productivity. These effects of stress as well as techniques to reduce stress will be discussed. Techniques include: relaxation, nutrition, exercise, sleep, attitude development, monitoring symptoms, and understanding the role of self-esteem.

Open to all employees and Graduate Students.