Vol 3. Issue 32 / October 25, 2004

In Brief

Got Benefits Questions? Bring Them to the Benefits Fair
Scripps Research La Jolla will host a Benefits Fair on Wednesday, October 27from 10 AM to 1 PM in the Immunology Galleria. Representatives from each of the companies providing benefits, as well as Human Resources staff, will be available to answer questions and provide information. In addition, question-and-answer sessions with Human Resources staff will be held in six Scripps Research buildings and informational sessions for the Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts and Long Term Care Insurance will be held over the next three weeks. For a list of events, visit: http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/calendaroe.html.

Open Enrollment Begins
Open Enrollment starts Monday, October 25 and runs through Friday, November 12, at 5 PM Pacific time. This is the annual opportunity for participants to make changes to their Scripps Research benefit selections and, if eligible, enroll (or re-enroll) in the healthcare and/or dependent care spending accounts for the 2005 Plan Year. Instructions on how to access the online system are being mailed to participant homes and should be received by Tuesday, October 26.

While most changes or updates can be done through the online system, certain enrollments such as for Supplemental Life or Long Term Care require a paper application be completed and sent. Therefore, we urge all participants to plan accordingly and log on early to allow time to complete all paper applications if necessary.

Kiosks are available in Human Resources for employees who DO NOT have computer access. Participants with questions regarding Open Enrollment should contact Human Resources at the Benefits Line, x4-8487 or benefits@scripps.edu. For more information regarding Open Enrollment including a link to the online enrollment site, visit: https://hr.scripps.edu/.


Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu