Benefits Orientation

As part of New Employee Orientation for Faculty and Staff, the Employee Benefits office offers a benefit orientation. Benefits topics covered during New Employee Orientation include:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Optional Insurance
  • Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Retirement Benefits

For more information, please visit the New Employee Onboarding webpage.

You may also schedule an appointment with a member of the Employee Benefits team to discuss OSU's benefits.

 

Financial & Retirement

Workshop/Presentation Type Registration Information

Retirement Choices & Resources

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is intended for newly hired/newly eligible Unclassified employees who are making their retirement plan choice. OSU's Retirement Officer will explain basic information about both retirement plan options: 1) the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and 2) the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). Information about the Voluntary Retirement

Online Workshop

To view days/times the online workshop will be offered and to register, go here. The workshop will not be recorded.

In-Person Workshop, OSU Corvallis Campus

TBD

Financial/Retirement Consultation: Fidelity

DESCRIPTION: Meet with a Fidelity consultant to 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?
  • Will I have enough money to last throughout my retirement?

1-on-1 Complimentary Consultation

Fidelity Website

Financial/Retirement Consultation: TIAA

DESCRIPTION: Meet with a TIAA consultant to get advice and education about your retirement savings, managing debt and your investment strategy. When you meet with a TIAA consultant, you will get answers to these questions:

  • Am I saving enough?
  • Should I change or rebalance my investment strategy?
  • Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
1-on-1 Complimentary Consultation

TIAA Website

Financial/Retirement Consultation: Oregon Savings Growth 457 Plan (OSGP)

DESCRIPTION: Meet with an OSGP consultant to learn how the Oregon Savings Growth 457 Plan (OSGP) can help increase your retirement income:

  • Examine the time value of money
  • Investment options and making your investment choices
  • Post-tax (Roth) vs. pre-tax comparison and what option works for you
1-on-1 Complimentary Consultation

OSGP Website

Get Started & Save for the Future You

DESCRIPTION: Fidelity online presentation for employees new to investing and/or saving for retirement. Workshop will cover topics on various ways to save for retirement, creating an income in retirement, and how to protect your assets through retirement.

Online Presentation

Click here to watch the Fidelity Brainshark presentation.

Just Starting Out: New to TIAA or New to Investing

DESCRIPTION: TIAA online presentation for employees new to investing and/or saving for retirement. Workshop will cover topics on various ways to save for retirement, creating an income in retirement, and how to protect your assets through retirement.

Online Presentation

Click here to watch the TIAA Brainshark presentation.

PERS Expo 2020

DESCRIPTION: The PERS Expo will be held as a digital event this year in October. PERS plans to launch a suite of educational resources during National Retirement Security Week starting October 19, 2020. PERS is gathering educational resources and information to help members understand and plan for their retirement - whether they are new to public service or getting ready to retire.

Online Presentation

PERS Expo 2020 Website

PERS Retirement Readiness

DESCRIPTION: PERS workshop for PERS Tier 1 and Tier 2 members retiring within three years. Topics to be covered are Individual Account Program (IAP), 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.

Online Workshop

To view days/times the online workshop will be offered and to register, go to the PERS website. The workshop will not be recorded.

In-Person Workshop, OSU Corvallis Campus TBD
In-Person Workshop, Other Locations in Oregon PERS Website

Introduction to PERS

DESCRIPTION: PERS workshop for PERS Tier 1 and Tier 2 members planning to retire in more than three years. Topics covered: Individual Account Program (IAP), regular and variable accounts, retirement benefit information and work after retirement limitations.

Online Workshop To view days/times the online workshop will be offered and to register, go to the PERS website. The workshop will not be recorded.
In-Person Workshop, OSU Corvallis Campus TBD
In-Person Workshop, Other Locations in Oregon PERS Website

All About OPSRP

DESCRIPTION: PERS workshop for PERS OPSRP members at any point in their career. Topics covered: OPSRP membership details and benefits, retirement eligibility, OPSRP benefit estimate, retirement processes, the Individual Account Program (IAP) and member resources.

Online Workshop To view days/times the online workshop will be offered and to register, go to the PERS website. The workshop will not be recorded.
In-Person Workshop, OSU Corvallis Campus TBD
In-Person Workshop, Other Locations in Oregon PERS Website

Health & Wellness 

Workshop/Presentation Type Registration Information

Autonomy: Strengthening Your Ability to Work Independently
January 6, 2021 at 12:00pm

DESCRIPTION: Embracing autonomy in your work can be a key to success in our current COVID-19 world. This session will examine choices, volition, and actions.

Online Webinar

Click here to register. Once registered, all important information on joining the webinar will be emailed to you. The webinar will be recorded. The registration link turns into the link to access the recording 24 hours later.

Balancing Work and Life in a Work from Home Environment
January 12, 2021 at 3:00pm

DESCRIPTION: When you work from home, it's easy to feel like the lines between your professional life and your personal life are starting to blur. This session looks at the unique challenges of finding balance in a work-from-home environment.

Online Webinar Click here to register. Once registered, all important information on joining the webinar will be emailed to you. The webinar will be recorded. The registration link turns into the link to access the recording 24 hours later.

Difficult Conversations During Times of Unrest
January 21, 2021 at 10:00am

DESCRIPTION: Times of protest and unrest can generate strong feelings, which often carry over to conversations at home, the workplace, and even family gatherings. In this session, we will discuss ways to have healthy discussions about polarizing topics without damaging your close relationships. We will also discuss productive ways to talk about these events with children

Online Webinar Click here to register. Once registered, all important information on joining the webinar will be emailed to you. The webinar will be recorded. The registration link turns into the link to access the recording 24 hours later.