New to Drew !

Please join me in welcoming the newest members of our community who started in their positions during the months of January through February!

Acosta, Yasmin

Administrative Assistant; Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Elmazi, Ermira


Fargher, James A.

Data Entry Clerk, Advancement

Labendz, Jenny R.

Professor of Jewish Studies

Vaccaro, Kathryn M.

Nurse Practitioner

FSA: 2012

Donít forget — IRS regulations mandate that any money left in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) must be forfeited. Expenses incurred by March 15, 2013 must be submitted for reimbursement no later than June 15, 2013. For a copy of the form to submit to United Healthcare, please go to Drewís Intranet website, click on employees, scroll to benefits, flexible spending account and click on the claim form.

Pharmacy Benefit

In the coming weeks, you will be receiving mail from United Healthcare announcing a change in their Pharmacy Benefit Manager. Effective April

1, 2013, United Healthcare will cease using Medco as its Network Pharmacy Benefit Manager. Pharmacy benefits will now be managed by OptumRx. You will receive a new ID in the mail from United to indicate this change. Most mail service prescriptions with remaining refill will automatically transfer to OptumRx. Please keep an eye out in your home mail for the new ID card. To view some frequently asked questions, which you may find useful, please go to the HR Intranet, HR Forms and under the Medical sub-heading you will find the OptimRX FAQ.

Payroll Deadlines

To ensure that monthly paid faculty and staff are paid correctly, all paperwork, including stipends and new hire benefit enrollment forms, must be received in HR or Payroll no later than the dates shown below.

Sorry, but deadlines will be strictly enforced ñ no exceptions!

March 22 for the March 30 paycheck

April 19 for the April 30 paycheck

Calendar of Events

New Faculty and Staff Orientation:

Monday, February 18, 2013 9:30 am ñ 10:30 am Madison House, Room 104

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions (by appointment only*)

  • Thur., February, 14 9:00 am ñ 5:00 p.m. Commons 207
  • Tue., March, 19 9:00 a.m. ñ 5 p.m. Commons 207
  • Wed., April, 24 9:00 a.m. ñ 5 p.m. Commons 207
  • Tue., May, 14 9:00 am ñ 5:00 p.m. Commons 207
  • Thur., June 20 9:00 am ñ 5:00 p.m. Commons 207

*To schedule an appointment with TIAA-CREF call 1-800-732-8353

United Healthcare Newsletter

United Healthcare provides our members with helpful information on a number of health topics through the member website, If you are interested in accessing helpful tips about anything from weight loss to dietary supplements, this may be of interest to you. The “Healthy Mind Healthy Body” newsletter can be found at If you have not yet registered, we encourage you to do so. Aside from healthy tips and information, this site is where you can view your personal claim information as well as details about your particular plan.

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