Travel insurance, back-up care, retirement funds

The new year ushered in changes to UCAR benefits. The Hartford became the organization’s new vendor for travel accident insurance (including the Travel Assistance Program), life insurance, long-term disability, and basic and voluntary accidental death and disability (AD&D) insurance. The company’s Travel Assistance Program provides pre-trip information, emergency medical assistance, and emergency personal services for staff during both business and vacation travels. More information is available in the UCAR Benefits Manual.

 Work Options Group, UCAR’s back-up care provider, recently joined
Bright Horizons Family Solutions. When the transition is complete, which is expected to take several months, staff will have access to a larger network of back-up care providers, including hundreds of Bright Horizons childcare centers for short-term care needs. Watch for more details in Today@UCAR.

 Staff now have more investment options with TIAA-CREF, as funds have been expanded for the retirement plan. TIAA-CREF’s current investment options remain available, while new options include lifecycle funds and a variety of mutual funds. To transfer funds and change future allocations, log into TIAA-CREF.