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benefits@gmu.edu

703.993.2600

Register today for the Fidelity Investments Webinar, "Building a Portfolio for Any Weather"

  • Click on the corresponding link below to register for the event you wish to attend.
  • Fill in your First Name, Last Name, and email address, then click "Register."
  • You will be sent a confirmation email that will include a link to access the workshop on the day of the event. 
  • Please retain the confirmation email.

 

All webinar sessions are to be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

 

Time

Registration Link

Call-in Number
Telephone Access Code
10:00 a.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
888.830.8905
887902
12:00 p.m eastern Building a Portfolio for any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903
2:00 p.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903

 

Prior to the event:

  • Test your browser and operating system by clicking here.  For a complete list of system requirements, click here.
  • If you have not previously used WebEx, you will be asked to install the WebEx software.  You will receive a "Security Warning" window that asks you if you would like to install the "WebEx Client."  Please click "Yes."  When the install is complete, you will be connected to the meeting (this may take a few moments).  Do not click on the "Return to Meeting" in the Meeting in Progress Page.
  • If you need technical assistance, please contact ITU Support at 3.8870.

On the day of the event:

  • Use the link provided in the confirmation email and click "Join Now."
  • Once you have joined the meeting through the internet, you will see a pop-up box with the conference call information.

If you need technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 888.600.4015.  Representatives are available between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

To provide additional guidance on your workplace savings account, Fidelity is pleased to offer complimentary one-on-one guidance consultations* in conjunction with the on-site workshop.  Let Christopher Greenlaw, your dedicated Fidelity Planning and Guidance Consultant, help you develop a plan for the future by providing guidance on developing an appropriate workplace investment strategy.

Appointments are limited and you must register 24 hours in advance of the scheduled workshop.

Reserve your spot today!

Or call 800.642.7131

In addition to attending this workshop, you can visit the Fidelity e-Learning® catalog to access a variety of self-directed workships that provide the education you may need to help you reach your retirement goals.  To speak with a representative who is familiar with the features of your employee benefits program, call 800.343.0860.

 


*Although consultations are one-on-one, guidance provided by Fidelity is educational in nature, is not individualized, and is not intended to serve as the primary or sole basis for your investment or tax-planning decisions.

Keep in mind that investing involves risk.  The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.

Before investing in any mutual fund, please carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  For this and other information, contact Fidelity for a free prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus.  Read it carefully before you invest.

Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI  02917

Retirement

RESOURCES

Benefits FAQ
Forms

Contact Benefits


benefits@gmu.edu

703.993.2600

Register today for the Fidelity Investments Webinar, "Building a Portfolio for Any Weather"

 

All webinar sessions are to be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

 

Time

Registration Link

Call-in Number
Telephone Access Code
10:00 a.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
888.830.8905
887902
12:00 p.m eastern Building a Portfolio for any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903
2:00 p.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903

 

Prior to the event:

On the day of the event:

If you need technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 888.600.4015.  Representatives are available between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

To provide additional guidance on your workplace savings account, Fidelity is pleased to offer complimentary one-on-one guidance consultations* in conjunction with the on-site workshop.  Let Christopher Greenlaw, your dedicated Fidelity Planning and Guidance Consultant, help you develop a plan for the future by providing guidance on developing an appropriate workplace investment strategy.

Appointments are limited and you must register 24 hours in advance of the scheduled workshop.

Reserve your spot today!

Or call 800.642.7131

In addition to attending this workshop, you can visit the Fidelity e-Learning® catalog to access a variety of self-directed workships that provide the education you may need to help you reach your retirement goals.  To speak with a representative who is familiar with the features of your employee benefits program, call 800.343.0860.

 


*Although consultations are one-on-one, guidance provided by Fidelity is educational in nature, is not individualized, and is not intended to serve as the primary or sole basis for your investment or tax-planning decisions.

Keep in mind that investing involves risk.  The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.

Before investing in any mutual fund, please carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  For this and other information, contact Fidelity for a free prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus.  Read it carefully before you invest.

Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI  02917

Retirement

RESOURCES

Benefits FAQ
Forms

Contact Benefits


benefits@gmu.edu

703.993.2600

Register today for the Fidelity Investments Webinar, "Building a Portfolio for Any Weather"

 

All webinar sessions are to be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

 

Time

Registration Link

Call-in Number
Telephone Access Code
10:00 a.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
888.830.8905
887902
12:00 p.m eastern Building a Portfolio for any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903
2:00 p.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903

 

Prior to the event:

On the day of the event:

If you need technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 888.600.4015.  Representatives are available between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

To provide additional guidance on your workplace savings account, Fidelity is pleased to offer complimentary one-on-one guidance consultations* in conjunction with the on-site workshop.  Let Christopher Greenlaw, your dedicated Fidelity Planning and Guidance Consultant, help you develop a plan for the future by providing guidance on developing an appropriate workplace investment strategy.

Appointments are limited and you must register 24 hours in advance of the scheduled workshop.

Reserve your spot today!

Or call 800.642.7131

In addition to attending this workshop, you can visit the Fidelity e-Learning® catalog to access a variety of self-directed workships that provide the education you may need to help you reach your retirement goals.  To speak with a representative who is familiar with the features of your employee benefits program, call 800.343.0860.

 


*Although consultations are one-on-one, guidance provided by Fidelity is educational in nature, is not individualized, and is not intended to serve as the primary or sole basis for your investment or tax-planning decisions.

Keep in mind that investing involves risk.  The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.

Before investing in any mutual fund, please carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  For this and other information, contact Fidelity for a free prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus.  Read it carefully before you invest.

Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI  02917

Retirement

RESOURCES

Benefits FAQ
Forms

Contact Benefits


benefits@gmu.edu

703.993.2600

Register today for the Fidelity Investments Webinar, "Building a Portfolio for Any Weather"

 

All webinar sessions are to be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

 

Time

Registration Link

Call-in Number
Telephone Access Code
10:00 a.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
888.830.8905
887902
12:00 p.m eastern Building a Portfolio for any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903
2:00 p.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903

 

Prior to the event:

On the day of the event:

If you need technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 888.600.4015.  Representatives are available between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

To provide additional guidance on your workplace savings account, Fidelity is pleased to offer complimentary one-on-one guidance consultations* in conjunction with the on-site workshop.  Let Christopher Greenlaw, your dedicated Fidelity Planning and Guidance Consultant, help you develop a plan for the future by providing guidance on developing an appropriate workplace investment strategy.

Appointments are limited and you must register 24 hours in advance of the scheduled workshop.

Reserve your spot today!

Or call 800.642.7131

In addition to attending this workshop, you can visit the Fidelity e-Learning® catalog to access a variety of self-directed workships that provide the education you may need to help you reach your retirement goals.  To speak with a representative who is familiar with the features of your employee benefits program, call 800.343.0860.

 


*Although consultations are one-on-one, guidance provided by Fidelity is educational in nature, is not individualized, and is not intended to serve as the primary or sole basis for your investment or tax-planning decisions.

Keep in mind that investing involves risk.  The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.

Before investing in any mutual fund, please carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  For this and other information, contact Fidelity for a free prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus.  Read it carefully before you invest.

Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI  02917

Workers' Compensation

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Benefits FAQ
Forms

Contact Benefits


benefits@gmu.edu

703.993.2600

Workers' Compensation


Workers' Compensation is a special kind of medical insurance. If you suffer a work-related injury or illness, your employer (the Commonwealth of Virginia) must pay for both the medical expenses and, if appropriate, a percentage of lost wages in all compensable claims.

Responsibilities of the Employee:

  1. Select a treatment provider from the list of Panel Physicians
  2. Adhere to your physician's instructions and treatment plans
  3. Comply with the established policies & procedures
  4. Keep all parties informed of your status

Unlike normal illnesses/injuries that are treated on a client- physician basis, Workers' Compensation closely involves the University, the your supervisor, and the insurance carrier. The following paragraphs provide policies and procedures for your information.

Select a Panel Physician

Employees must select a Panel Physician(s) or medical facility provided by the Workers' Compensation Office for treatment unless there is an emergency situation or prior release has been obtained. Employees must comply with all treatment protocols and appointments as prescribed. In the event the individual is not satisfied with the care, notify the Workers' Compensation Specialist and request a change in the physician or facility.

The Panel Physician Selection form should be signed and returned to the Workers' Compensation Specialist.

Use of Sick Leave

In order to maintain consistency with the original leave accrual system and the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP), all employees will be required to use sick leave for the first seven (7) calendar days to cover time off for a claim of work related injury or illness. In cases when an employee is out of work for more than 7 calendar days on a compensable claim, the use of WT (worker's compensation leave) will commence on day 8. All use of the WT code must be authorized by the Workers' Compensation Specialist. *All* time off for a work related injury must be established in writing by the treating health provider. The written release must denote a specific time period along with the physician's signature and must be presented to the Workers' Compensation Specialist. The treating physician must also verify the return to work status in writing to the Workers' Compensation Office prior to reinstatement. Any time missed from work that has not been prescribed by your physician will be charged to annual leave, sick leave, or Leave Without Pay (LWOP) as appropriate.

VSDP Participants Notify UNUM

VSDP participants must also notify UNUM at (800) 652-5602 if the injury results in a physician releasing them from work.

Continuation of Salary

If the claim is accepted as a workers' compensation claim, the employee will be paid 66 2/3% of his/her average weekly wage.  This benefit is non-taxable.  A VSDP participant may be eligible to receive more than the 66 2/3% depending on his/her length of service.  Continuation of salary at 100%, while a compensability decision is being made, is contingent on the amount of available sick leave balance (accrual system) and the establishment of a Short-Term Disability Status (STDS) by UNUM.

Where should bills, doctor's notes, disability slips, etc be sent?

Any bills, doctor's notes, disability slips, and other documents received by the employee must be forwarded to the Workers' Compensation Specialist, Human Resources, 4400 University Drive, MSN 3C3, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. During your appointment(s), please impress upon the physician's staff the importance of having accurate coding and written information on statements sent to MC Innovation (MCI) for payment. All medical provider's invoices must be complete with appropriate medical notes and insurance codes and should reference your claim number and date of injury. Invoices may be sent directly to MC Innovations, Inc., PO Box 1140, Richmond, VA 23218, phone (804) 649-2288. Any invoices received by Workers' Compensation will be forwarded to MCI on your behalf for payment.

Temporary Total Short-Term Disability

If entitled to Temporary Total Short-Term Disability (TTD) payments under Workers' Compensation, the funds will be paid to you through payroll during regular payroll runs once the University receives payment from MCI. Workers' Compensation payments for lost wages are not subject to federal income tax.

Wage employees are not paid through the University for time off due to injuries. Should the work related temporary total disability exceed seven days, the percentage of lost time wages will be forwarded directly to the employee from MCI. All employees (faculty, classified and wages) must provide written notification to the Workers' Compensation Office of a physician medically releasing them from work and prior to their reinstatement.

What if the injury/illness recurs?

If the injury/illness recurs after your physician has certified you as recovered, please notify the Workers' Compensation Office immediately. Do not simply return to the attending physician and assume that the treatment will automatically be covered by the worker's compensation insurance.

Some injuries and illnesses are not compensable

In some cases, the insurance carrier may determine that the injury/illness is not compensable. For personnel covered under one of the State's medical insurance plans the State Workers' Compensation Program may pay for the initial visit, provided the Assignment of Benefits form is returned within thirty days of receipt of the denial letter. This form allows MCI to reimburse carriers and medical providers at the allowable rate. It is the employee's responsibility to complete and file the Application for Benefits form with MCI.

Family Medical Leave Act

In accordance with GMU policy, leave is also covered under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and runs concurrent with all time out due to the injury and/or illness.



Americans With Disabilities Act


Compensability is not a determinate factor for an employee to be considered protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). If you feel that your injury/illness qualifies you for accommodation, please call, Ruth Townsend, Associate Director/ADA Coordinator 703.993.8730 to discuss your concerns.



The Virginia Workers Compensation Commission


Please read carefully the information provided by the The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission. The Application for Benefits is entirely employee driven and in a compensable claim continues the applicable benefits beyond the statute of limitations. In the event you feel that you have not been treated fairly regarding your claim for a work-related injury/illness or for the compensation for lost time and wages, you may appeal the matter to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission. The Commission will conduct a hearing and issue a binding decision. The appeal process is outlined in the booklet and on the reverse side of the blue Application for Benefits. If you have any questions regarding the Commission's form, contact the Workers' Compensation Specialist.

Retirement

RESOURCES

Benefits FAQ
Forms

Contact Benefits


benefits@gmu.edu

703.993.2600

Register today for the Fidelity Investments Webinar, "Building a Portfolio for Any Weather"

 

All webinar sessions are to be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

 

Time

Registration Link

Call-in Number
Telephone Access Code
10:00 a.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
888.830.8905
887902
12:00 p.m eastern Building a Portfolio for any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903
2:00 p.m. eastern Building a Portfolio for Any Weather Webinar
800.207.7781
345903

 

Prior to the event:

On the day of the event:

If you need technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 888.600.4015.  Representatives are available between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

To provide additional guidance on your workplace savings account, Fidelity is pleased to offer complimentary one-on-one guidance consultations* in conjunction with the on-site workshop.  Let Christopher Greenlaw, your dedicated Fidelity Planning and Guidance Consultant, help you develop a plan for the future by providing guidance on developing an appropriate workplace investment strategy.

Appointments are limited and you must register 24 hours in advance of the scheduled workshop.

Reserve your spot today!

Or call 800.642.7131

In addition to attending this workshop, you can visit the Fidelity e-Learning® catalog to access a variety of self-directed workships that provide the education you may need to help you reach your retirement goals.  To speak with a representative who is familiar with the features of your employee benefits program, call 800.343.0860.

 


*Although consultations are one-on-one, guidance provided by Fidelity is educational in nature, is not individualized, and is not intended to serve as the primary or sole basis for your investment or tax-planning decisions.

Keep in mind that investing involves risk.  The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.

Before investing in any mutual fund, please carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  For this and other information, contact Fidelity for a free prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus.  Read it carefully before you invest.

Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI  02917