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HR Connection: Benefits info, Supervisor Certificate Program

Dependent eligibility audit

The dependent eligibility audit deadline has passed. Unverified dependents no longer have group benefit program insurance, including health, dental, and dependent term life, effective August 1. Employees who were contacted by Aon Hewitt and did not certify the eligibility of their dependent(s) should contact Aon Hewitt at (800) 987.6605 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. with any questions.

Learn more on the ERS dependent eligibility verification webpage.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas rate increase

Effective September 1, the employee contribution rate for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) plan will increase from 6.4 percent to 6.7 percent. The TRS employer contribution rate remains 6.8 percent. Employees participating in TRS will see their first increased contribution reflected in their September paycheck.  No action is required by TRS participants for this change to occur.

For more information, go to the TRS webpage.

Prescription drug benefit annual deductible renews Sept. 1

Remember, employees with prescription benefits coverage must pay a $50-per-person deductible before benefits start. The new plan year begins Sept. 1; prescriptions filled after that date must reach the $50 deductible before Tier 3 co-payments are applied.

Please be prepared for this expense. For questions or concerns about the deductible or co-pay, contact your pharmacy or prescription benefits provider:

  • Caremark Prescription Services (HealthSelect/United Healthcare participants): (888) 886.8490 or caremark.com/ers
  • Scott & White Prescription Services (Scott & White participants): (800) 728.7947 or ers.swhp.org

Learn about prescription drug benefits on the Employers Retirement System of Texas prescription drug benefits webpage. 

Contact HR benefits staff

For questions or more information about ACC benefits programs, contact HR benefits staff at (512) 223.7537 or (512) 223.7230 or hrbenefits@austincc.edu.

Apply for Supervisor Certificate Program by Aug. 8

ACC non-faculty employees on a supervisory career path who want to build their supervisory experience are invited to apply to the college’s new Supervisor Certificate program. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, August 8.

The program will provide basic supervisory knowledge and experience to those who aspire to supervisory positions but have limited supervisor experience. Participants must be on a supervisory career path and meet the educational requirements for supervising but lack the required experience. Most ACC supervisor positions require at least a bachelor’s degree and one year of supervisory experience. Upon completion of the program, participants will earn credit for one year supervisory experience toward ACC-posted supervisory positions.

For more information, view the Supervisor Certificate Program webpage or contact Nicole Bell, nbell2@austincc.edu.

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