Tag Archives: Benefits

Beyond Blacksburg: Free flu vaccinations available at participating pharmacies for benefitted employees/families

Virginia Tech employees who have not already gotten a flu shot are encouraged to do so as soon as possible to avoid getting the flu this year.

Immunizations are available at most pharmacies across the state. You do not need to work at the Blacksburg, Va. campus to take advantage of this free benefit.

Flu shots are free for all benefited employees, and their covered family members.

Employees who choose to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy should confirm with the pharmacy that they are participating in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s flu shot program. A list of participating pharmacies is available online.

Please note: Pregnant women and children under the age of 18 must have a prescription from a health care provider to get a flu vaccination.

For more information contact the Human Resources Service Center at 540-231-9331.

Posted in Past Issues | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Increase in Cash Match

In March 2011, the state’s General Assembly approved the increase to our cash match, effective June 10, 2011. For the 2010 fiscal year, we saw a reduction in the cash match from $20 to $10 per pay period. Effective June 10, the university will match employee contributions at 50 percent with a maximum match of $20 per pay period. If you are currently sheltering at least $40 per paycheck into a 403(b) or 457(b) plan, you will automatically see an increase in the cash match from $10 to $20 in your July 1 paycheck. If you are currently sheltering less than $40 per pay period and wish to maximize the cash-match benefit, please complete a salary reduction agreement form and return to the Human Resources Service Center. See the salary reduction agreement form at: http://www.hr.vt.edu/benefits/files/file_hr_ben_salary_reduction_agreement_pdf . For more information, please contact the Human Resources Service Center at 540-231-9331 or pserv@vt.edu.

Posted in Past Issues | Tagged , | Leave a comment