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  • Premera dental plan adds 38 additional in-network dentists

    January 18, 2020

    Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska has expanded the dental plan for University of Alaska employees. Starting January 1, 2020, employees covered on the university's health plan have access to more in-network dentists.
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  • Options to complete your biometrics screening

    January 18, 2020

    UA employees, spouses or financially interdependent partners who are currently on the UA Choice Plan have several options to complete their biometric screenings. A biometric screening is one of the requirements to be eligible for the $600 wellness rebate.
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  • UA closed Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights

    January 18, 2020

    All University of Alaska offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 to recognize the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights holiday. The day is one of 12 paid holidays for UA employees.
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  • This holiday season take the high road and send the bill to us

    December 18, 2019

    The Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) reimburses University of Alaska employees and their significant other for their cab, Lyft or Uber fares in the event that they are incapacitated and driving would not be safe.
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  • Check your life insurance beneficiary to make sure your loved ones receive your benefit

    December 17, 2019

    The University of Alaska offers life insurance to all employees as a financial protection for your survivors in the event of your death. Employees can also purchase supplemental life insurance up to $600,000. Evidence of insurability is required for amounts more than $200,000. Employees can also supplement their life insurance coverage with accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. This benefit provides additional financial protection should you die or become dismembered due to a covered accident -- whether it occurs at work or elsewhere. A brief summary of your life insurance benefit options is available here.
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  • UA Human Resources department held open house to thank UA employees

    December 17, 2019

    The University of Alaska Human Resources department hosted concurrent open houses on Friday, Dec. 6 at all three University of Alaska campuses.
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  • Winter closure will be Dec. 24, 2019-Jan. 1, 2020

    December 13, 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.
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  • 2020 W-4 Federal tax withholding information

    December 12, 2019

    The 2020 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate, is very different from previous versions. This is due to the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018.
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    Wellness program updates

    December 10, 2019

    Wellness Program Updates: The file feeds from Premera and VSP are set up and ongoing! If you had a wellness exam, dental exam or vision exam done and processed through the UA Choice health plan since May 1, 2019, you should be able to see your exam credit on the PreventionCloud dashboard.
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  • Know your numbers and why they matter

    December 06, 2019

    The second in-person wellness class, "Know Your Numbers and Why They Matter," is open for registration. This class will discuss cholesterol levels, healthy vs. unhealthy fats, blood sugar, blood pressure, BMI, and why it all matters in the first place.
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