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Investment and benefits sessions set at Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Pullman

Jan Rauk and Marie Weiss will give presentations and answer questions during two open benefits sessions: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at WSU Tri-Cities, and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at WSU Vancouver.

Rauk, associate director of Benefits Services, will present topics including: phased retirement and flexible spending accounts for 2005, and the laws stemming from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which deals with personal health information.

Weiss, a benefit specialist, will address health benefits as well as retirement issues for those on PERS and on the WSU retirement plan.

Both new and ongoing employees are encouraged to attend. Those interested can contact their human resources office for specific locations on their campuses.

Meanwhile, TIAA-CREF representatives will be on the Pullman campus this fall for individual investment planning sessions. WSU employees in TIAA-CREF recently received dates and other information via the mail. Those interested are encouraged to sign up early at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc for these popular sessions.

PERS 3 sessions address investments

WSU Pullman employees in PERS 3 are invited to one of two identical sessions of an investment seminar, beginning at 1 or 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Lighty 405, to learn about the options available for building a personalized retirement portfolio. Register online at http://www.icmarc.org/pers/joining/education/Investmentbasics.html or phone 1-888-711-8773.

In addition, representatives of TIAA-CREF and many health providers and vendors will be on hand at the WSU Pullman Benefits Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in the French Administration Building. The busiest times generally are during lunch, so it may be best to come before or after the noon-1 p.m. hour.

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