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Fall 2012

Campus in the fall

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Cholesterol and glucose screenings are available on the Washington Square campus to retirees only on:

  • Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Note: fasting or a light meal is preferred before testing

Please register for the cholesterol and glucose screening by sending an email to livesmart@nyu.edu or calling 212-998-1272. When requesting an appointment, please include 1) your full name, 2) first, second, and third choice of appointment dates/times, and 3) contact information for location/confirmation. Registration is required. Appointments are available in 30 minute increments. Please note that retirees must present an NYU retiree ID card at the screening.

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screenings are available on the Washington Square campus to retirees only on:

  • Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

    Please register for the PSA screening by sending an email to livesmart@nyu.edu or calling 212-998-1272. When requesting an appointment, please include 1) your full name, 2) first, second, and third choice of appointment dates/times, and 3) contact information for location/confirmation. Registration is required. Appointments are available in 30 minute increments. Please note that retirees must present an NYU retiree ID card at the screening.

Flu shots are available on the Washington Square campus to retiree and one (1) adult (18 years and older) household member on:

  • Monday, October 22, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Please register for the flu shot vaccine by sending an email to livesmart@nyu.edu or calling 212-998-1272. When requesting an appointment, please include 1) your full name, 2) first, second, and third choice of appointment dates/times, and 3) contact information for location/confirmation. Registration is required. Appointments are available in 30 minute increments. Please note that retirees must present an NYU retiree ID card at the screening.

Click here to learn how to register for this new and secure member website and manage your health care. Features include:

  • DocFind - Find, rate, and view ratings for medical professionals and facilities
  • Order or print ID cards
  • Check and review claims for yourself or dependents

For assistance with registration or login, click the link to Ann, Aetna's online assistant, on the Aetna Navigator flyer.

Click here to learn about their Real Support for Retirees, including how to:

  • Address healthcare concerns
  • Locate care facilities and support
  • Receive guidance with insurance coverage
  • Handle insurance-related issues

Eligible retirees, their spouse, dependent children, parents and parents-in-law are all covered. Email or call 866-695-8622 for support.

When accessing www.retireonline.com from a registered mobile device, participants will be automatically redirected to the mobile site for on-the-go account information, estimates, and transactions. For additional information on this J.P. Morgan service, please click here.

As part of the USA Patriot Act, TIAA-CREF is required to maintain a residential street address on file for every participant. If you participate in TIAA-CREF and have a P.O. Box or business address on record, please click here to download and file the Request for Residential Street Address form with TIAA-CREF. This request is for verification purposes only and will not change the mailing address on file, unless the participant chooses to do so at this time.

To access UHC's Medicare Made Clear free video series, click here. Topics include:

  • Medicare Overview
  • What is Original Medicare - Parts A & B
  • Medicare Advantage Plans - Part C
  • Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Ten Key Things About Medicare
  • Medicare Supplement Plans
  • Choosing a Medicare Plan
  • Save with Your Medicare Plan
  • Retirement and Medicare Basics

And between July 12 and October 25, 2012, be sure to visit myuhc.com to be eligible to win one of more than 200 health and wellness prizes awarded to members who register on the site and enter the sweepstakes.

 

Joining Vanguard's existing mobile offerings, vanguard.mobi and the Apple iPhone app, are new apps for both Apple iPad and Android devices.

Download your Vanguard app from the Apple iTunes App Store or Android Market to remain aware of what’s going on in your financial life, no matter where you are!

Answer: Dental coverage under the active employee plan, long-term disability coverage, commutation expense reimbursement accounts (WageWorks), employee spending accounts (Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA), and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage end when you retire.

You may continue dental coverage under the active employee plan for up to 18 months after retirement under COBRA, or you and your eligible dependents can enroll in the NYU Retiree Dental Plan through MetLife. Call 800-GET-MET8 (800-438-6388) for coverage details and rate information.

For additional information on this policy, visit the faculty and employee retiree pages.


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Welcome to the NYU Retiree News

Go green with NYU! Beginning fall 2012, the NYU Retiree News is published exclusively online.


NYU HR is Moving

Toward the end of the fall 2012 semester or beginning of the 2013 calendar year, NYU Human Resources, including The Benefits Office, will relocate from 726 Broadway to new office space near Union Square. Please bookmark and return to NYU Retiree News at that time to learn our new physical address and stay in touch with NYU!


Notice of Creditable Coverage, Women's Health & Cancer Rights, and HIPAA

The following notices are applicable to all participants in the NYU-sponsored retiree medical plans. Please read them carefully.

  • Notice of Creditable Coverage: Each year the Plan is required to provide a Notice of Creditable Coverage to all participants certifying that the prescription drug coverage provided by NYU is at least as good as that which would be available to Medicare-eligible participants if they enrolled in Part D prescription drug coverage. If you or your eligible dependent(s) are or become eligible for Medicare and are enrolled in an NYU medical plan, and subsequently enroll in a prescription drug plan approved by Medicare, you may need to provide a copy of the notice when you enroll to ensure that you are not required to pay a higher premium.
  • Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act of 1998 Reminder Notice: The health plans sponsored by NYU provide medical and surgical coverage for mastectomy, reconstructive surgery, and related services. This Notice is provided to you as required by the Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act of 1998. It describes the services provided, NYU’s legal compliance with the law, and how you may obtain further information.
  • HIPAA Notice: New York University ("NYU") as an employer is committed to protecting the privacy of health information maintained by the health plans it sponsors, the NYU Health and Welfare Plan and the NYU Employee Spending Account Plan. This Notice is provided to you as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the HIPAA Privacy Regulations (collectively, "HIPAA").

The Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act of 1998 Reminder and HIPAA notices apply to retirees and their covered dependents enrolled in the NYU Health and Welfare Plans. If you need a Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act of 1998 or HIPAA notice, or Certificate of Creditable Coverage, visit www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/hr/documents/policies/CreditableCoverage-Retirees.pdf to print a copy or e-mail the Benefits Office.

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