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March 31, 2011
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Network Maintenance Friday Morning

Information Technology will perform important maintenance on the Exchange e-Mail server between 5 and 7 a.m. Friday, April 1. During this time, the following services will be unavailable intermittently:
  • Exchange e-mail (Outlook client, Outlook Web Access & Outlook Mobile Access)
  • Xpressions voice mail system (access to messages via phone or e-mail)      

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Help Desk (X3000, 713-221-8031, help@uhd.edu).

  
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ERS is conducting a dependent audit that could determine insurance benefits

The Employees Retirement System (ERS) staff works hard to ensure only people who are eligible for benefits receive them. As part of their ongoing effort, ERS will conduct a 100 percent dependent verification audit through August 2011.

 

ERS is working with an independent company, Aon Hewitt, to conduct the audit. The audit will require each employee and retiree who covers a dependent in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) to provide copies of documents to prove the dependent is eligible. Aon Hewitt will conduct the audit in three phases. Higher education employees will be audited in the first phase, which starts this month.

 

Employees who cover a dependent in the insurance program will receive a letter from Aon Hewitt asking them to provide the appropriate documents. Employees who have an email address on file with ERS will also receive a reminder email. The email will come from donotreply@plan-smart.com. Please do not email or respond to the reminder emails from donotreply@plan-smart.com.

When responding to the Aon Hewitt request for documentation, please send copies of documents, not originals, because the documents will not be returned. Employees with audit questions can call the phone number provided in the letter, not the UHD benefits coordinator. Employees who do not respond to the audit request will have their dependents dropped from coverage. To prepare for the audit, ERS reminded employees and retirees to drop ineligible dependents during last summer's Annual Enrollment.

  
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