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Social Security Payroll Taxes increase January 1, 2013

The government reduction in Social Security payroll taxes (“tax holiday”) ended Dec. 31, 2012. The employee tax rate for Social Security will return to 6.2% from 4.2%, resulting in 2 percent less in after-tax pay beginning in the first January 2013 paycheck.

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For Your Benefit is a newsletter addressing the benefits offered to you as a UT employee.

Open Enrollment April 15-28 in Optional Term Life

As part of the new contract between the state and Minnesota Life, state and higher education employees will be offered a one-time open enrollment opportunity to enroll or increase coverage in the optional group term life insurance program. Everyone who had Unum coverage has already been transferred to Minnesota Life and can take advantage of this opportunity to increase coverage. Eligible employees not already participating in this plan may

Join the Sick Leave Bank through June 28th!

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you had an unexpected illness or injury that caused you to be unable to work?  You still need to a paycheck, but you can’t work… then your sick leave and annual leave are used up? Are you in the Sick Leave Bank? The UTC Sick Leave Bank is a common pool of hours to which staff and 12-month faculty donate

Memorial Hospital and Doctors join Blue Cross Network “S”

Memorial Health Care System (Memorial) will join the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of TN Network “S” starting March 27, 2013.

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