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EPEA December 2021 Update #1

Hello EPEA and EPPEA!

Frosty mornings are upon us, and I hope this finds you well. Below are a few updates and opportunities for members.


Important Retirement VEBA and Insurance Information Session

Eden Prairie Schools is hosting a VEBA and insurance information Zoom session on December 9 from 3:45-4:30.


Topics Covered:

- Insurance continuation options

- enrollment timelines

- reaching the age of Medicare

- understanding and maximizing your Q comp/or insurance-related VEBA,

- ongoing resources,

- unused flex dollars at retirement,

- the retirement incentive

- how to use VEBA accounts post-employment.

George Vander Weit, Senior Benefits Consultant with OneDigital, will present the material and answer any questions you might have. Come prepared to learn a lot of information! Please utilize the Zoom link below to access the meeting on December 9.



EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD

Although currently in a holding pattern due to its "stay," the state of Minnesota has approval from OSHA to put into effect its Emergency Temporary Standard (originally set to go into effect Dec. 6th). This is the protocol employers who have 100 or more employees need to follow relating to COVID vaccine status / weekly testing procedures. For a more comprehensive look at the plan (if/when it goes into effect) please use the button below.


EPEA INTERNAL ANNUAL AUDIT

Each year a team of EPEA members must come together to audit the expenditures of the previous fiscal year for accountability and tax purposes. The audit team of Vic Penguilly (PV), Andy Malone (CMS), and Michelle Rada (EPHS) recently completed the audit of the time period of September 1, 2020 - August 31, 202. Their summary report and the expenditure activity reports can be viewed on the official documents page of the EPEA website using the button below.


Additional information, including past newsletters, can be located on the EPEA/EPPEA website epteachers.org.


To log into the members-only pages, you need two pieces of data:

Email: your private email address

Password: this is your employee number


Wishing you and yours health and safety in the coming week!


In service,

Dominic

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