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  • Tips to make the most of VSP vision benefits

    November 16, 2019

    Get more from your University of Alaska vision benefits. Follow these 6 tips to get the most out of your vision plan. Here is what you need to know to maximize your VSP benefits:
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  • UA offices will be closed during Thanksgiving and winter breaks

    November 16, 2019

    Most University of Alaska offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and winter break. Essential student and campus services will remain staffed.
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  • UA On-Site Biometric Screenings will be held in Fairbanks and Anchorage

    November 16, 2019

    UA employees in Fairbanks and Anchorage will have an opportunity for on-site biometric screenings in early December. These screenings are available to all employees, spouses and financially interdependent partners who are enrolled in the UA Choice health plan.
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  • Maintain Don't Gain Challenge starts Nov. 20

    November 16, 2019

    Sometimes being healthy isn’t about losing a bunch of weight or dropping 4 dress or pant sizes. Sometimes all we really need to do is just stay right where we are. That’s the goal of our Maintain Don't Gain Challenge! This is the favorite wellness challenge for UA health plan members. This six-week challenge will last from Thanksgiving through New Year’s – weigh in on November 20th and again on January 7th.
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  • Human Resources will hold open houses Dec. 6

    November 16, 2019

    This December, you're invited to come find out more about job openings, benefits and meet your colleagues in human resources. The University of Alaska Human Resources department will be hosting open houses from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at all three University of Alaska campuses.
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  • Campus offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

    November 01, 2019

    Most University of Alaska offices will be closed Nov. 28-Dec. 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Essential student and campus services will remain staffed.
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  • UA provides free travel, legal and legacy planning assistance as part of life insurance benefit

    October 31, 2019

    UA employees have automatic access to a suite of additional resources from our friends at Securian Financial, the company that provides our life insurance benefit. UA employees covered under our group life insurance program can access these resources as needed. These include the opportunity to create a will, financial wellness resources and much more!
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  • Presentation on free travel, legal and legacy planning assistance

    October 31, 2019

    Watch this presentation for more about the automatic access UA employees have to a suite of additional resources from our friends at Securian Financial, the company that provides our life insurance benefit. UA employees covered under our group life insurance program can access these resources as needed. There is no additional fee or enrollment. And these programs are available to spouses and insurance-eligible children even if they are not covered under the life insurance program.
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  • Wellness rebate is coming soon!

    October 31, 2019

    The FY20 wellness rebate is coming soon! For employees and spouses who completed the FY19 program by April 30, 2019, the wellness rebate will be paid out on the R23 paycheck, paid on November 8.
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  • Winter closure will be Dec. 24-Jan. 1

    October 31, 2019

    The University of Alaska observes a winter closure period. This academic year's winter closure will be Dec. 24, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020. Additional soft closure days may be observed Dec. 18-23, 2019, and Jan. 2-3, 2020. Four days of the winter closure period are paid holidays: Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Three days of the winter closure period -- Dec. 26, 27 and 30 -- are not paid holidays.
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