Earlier this year the State of Rhode Island conducted a review of its State Employee Deferred Compensation Plan (the “457 Plan”). Through the process, the State determined that it would be replacing VALIC as an approved 457 Plan provider with TIAA. Moving forward, the three approved 457 Plan providers will be Fidelity, TIAA and Voya. Employees will be able to open a 457 Plan account with TIAA effective August 1, 2017. Account assets at Fidelity and Voya will not be affected by this change, but effective September 30, 2017, VALIC will no longer be an eligible provider for the 457 Plan and will no longer be allowed to receive contributions or transfers. There will be an open election period for VALIC participants from August 1, 2017, to September 25, 2017. VALIC participants can use this period to transfer their VALIC account assets to Fidelity or Voya or they can take no action and all existing contributions will be automatically redirected to TIAA beginning October 6, 2017, and all account assets will be automatically transferred to TIAA on October 12, 2017.
For further information, please visit www.employeebenefits.ri.gov/deferredcomp or attend an on-site plan change informational session. These sessions will be held at various State agency locations throughout the months of August and September. Also, you may schedule one-on-one appointments with representatives from Fidelity, TIAA or Voya.
Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the CCRI community:
Karen Bellnier, Director of Instructional Technology and Online Learning, Vice President for Academic Affairs Office.
No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with a financial consultant can help you create a unique plan for your goals. And, it's at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:
Register for a session to get an action plan created especially for you. RSVP today as space is limited. Register at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353 weekdays, 8am to 8pm (ET).
|Day & Date||Time||Campus||Location|
|Thursday, September 21, 2017 CANCELLED||9am - 4pm||Providence||Room 2229|
|Thursday, October 19, 2017||9am - 4pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Tuesday, October 24, 2017||9am - 4pm||Lincoln||Room 2310-2312|
|Wednesday, November 15, 2017||9am - 4pm||Warwick||Room 3140|
|Thursday, November 16, 2017||9am - 4pm||Lincoln||Room 2310-2312|
Employees interested in scheduling an appointment with CCRI's MetLife Representative, Jake Darsch, please call 401-243-8823 or via email jdarsch@BarnumFG.com for one-on-one counseling.
Are you ready for the inevitable changes that occur in everyone’s life? Life is a journey. It can be full of bumps and potholes; making it quite hectic. Taking the time to make financial decisions will make the journey much more rewarding now and down the road. While we all have good intentions to get our finances in order, we may not take the time or even know where to start.
CCRI's Valic representative, Garfield Davidson, can help you develop a plan for your financial goals, your dreams and your life’s journey. Set up an appointment with Garfield by calling 401-413-2920 or via email at Garfield.Davidson1@valic.com.
Garfield will be on campus for private consultation meetings and Brown Bag Seminars on the following dates and times. Please contact Garfield via email or phone (listed above) to set up an appointment.
|Day & Date||Time||Campus||Location|
|Thursday, September 21, 2017||10am - 2pm||Providence||Room 1134|
|Friday, September 22, 2017||10am - 2pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Lincoln||Rear Faculty Dining Room|
|Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Providence||Room 1134|
|Monday, October 16, 2017||10am - 2pm||Warwick||Room 3140|
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017||10am - 2pm||Lincoln||Room 2310-2312|
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017||10am - 2pm||Providence||Room 1134|
|Thursday, October 19, 2017||10am - 2pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Friday, October 20, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Warwick||Room 3140|
|Wednesday, November 01, 2017||10am - 2pm||Warwick||Room 3140|
|Thursday, November 02, 2017||10am - 2pm||Lincoln||Room 2310-2312|
|Friday, November 03, 2017||10am - 2pm||Providence||Room 1134|
|Monday, November 06, 2017||10am - 2pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Thursday, November 16, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Lincoln||Room 2144|
|Friday, November 17, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Providence||Room 1134|
|Monday, November 20, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Wednesday, December 06, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Lincoln||Room 2144|
|Thursday, December 07, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Providence||Room 1134|
|Friday, December 08, 2017 (Brown Bag Seminar)||12pm - 1pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Wednesday, December 13, 2017||10am - 2pm||Lincoln||Room 2310-2312|
|Thursday, December 14, 2017||10am - 2pm||Providence||Room 1134|
We encourage you to take part in the Rewards for Wellness program, as it provides you with educational resources to learn about your health and to become an informed healthcare consumer, as well as activities to help you make changes for a healthier future. All State of Rhode Island employees are eligible to participate in the Rewards for Wellness programs and screenings*, so we hope you will engage with us and tell your co-workers and friends to participate as well.
For the most up to date program information visit www.wellness.ri.gov.