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"MUST READ" for 2018 Enrollment


 

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Visit our dedicated resource center containing information about Oracle's High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

 

Health Care Reform

February 2018

2018 Upcoming Oracle Holidays

  • Presidents' Day — Monday, February 19

Click the here     for the complete 2018 Holiday schedule.

Submit your 2017 Health / Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Claims

March 31, 2018 is the deadline to submit your Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA expenses incurred last year. You may submit your claim(s) online at www.myuhc.com or submit the printed claim form.

Eligible expenses for your 2017 Healthcare FSA, and/or Dependent Care FSA must have been incurred by December 31, 2017, in order to count toward your 2017 contribution election. Up to $500 of unused funds in your 2017 Healthcare FSA will carry over into next year, for use against 2018 eligible expenses. Unused funds over $500 are forfeited. This carryover provision does NOT apply to the Dependent Care FSA. Claims received after the deadline will be denied. More Information

IRS Announces 2018 Pre-Tax Commuter Contribution Increases

The Wage Works monthly transit and parking limits increased from $255 in 2017 to $260 in 2018. Beginning on your January 31, 2018 paycheck, commuter participants will see the pre-tax limit increase reflected. Contributions in excess of $260 will be deducted on an after-tax basis.

The Commuter Benefits Program is administered by WageWorks and provides opportunity to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible commute expenses. With this benefit you can:

  • Reduce your Federal taxable income by using pre-tax dollars (up to the monthly maximum) to pay for transit passes and eligible parking expenses, transit, van pool, and parking limits
  • Benefit from convenient pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Estimate your savings with the Commuter Savings Calculator
  • Order your passes online and receive them at an address you designate
  • Pay your parking provider directly, automatically, or have parking reimbursements deposited to your bank account

For questions, contact the WageWorks Customer Service Center at 877-924-3967 or visit https://www.wageworks.com/. For more information regarding the Commuter Benefits plan please the Oracle commuter website here.

Rethink Parenting Webcast: Positive Reinforcement – Fun and Easy Ways to Make it Happen at Home

Have you ever wanted to add more positive reinforcement in your parenting but aren't exactly sure how to go about it? Do you want to learn more about how to integrate positive reinforcement naturally into everyday life, how to find what will motivate your child, and discover some easy examples? If you have a child with learning or behavioral challenges, Rethink can help.

To learn more about how to include positive reinforcement at home, join this free webcast:

Date & Time: February 7, 2018 @ 9:00am Pacific,
OR
February 15, 2018 @ 11am Pacific
Webcast Registration: http://go.rethinkfirst.com/benefits

In this 45-min webinar, you'll be able to confidentially ask questions of Rethink's Executive Director of Family and Clinical Services and behavioral therapist, Angela Nelson. Register in advance and don't forget to set up your Rethink profile if you haven't already (you do not need to be signed up for the program in order to attend the webinar).

If you can't make it, don't worry! Sign up anyway and you'll be emailed a recording of the webinar.


Oracle Wellness: Be Sweet to Your Heart! Complete Heart-Healthy Tasks & Activities

A healthy heart is a cornerstone component of living well. According to Oracle Partner, Kaiser Permanente, making healthy changes today can help you avoid heart problems tomorrow. Additionally, the same habits that help keep your heart strong can also reduce your risk for other diseases to further benefit your overall wellness.

Show your heart some love:

  • Know your numbers – regular screenings can help you keep tabs on blood pressure, cholesterol level and body mass index (BMI). High blood pressure, high cholesterol and a BMI over 25 are linked to increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Stand up for your health – sitting is the new smoking… the more you sit, the higher your risk for heart problems. Try standing when you would normally sit (i.e. while watching tv, on the phone, etc.), or set a timer on your phone to get up and move once an hour.
  • Get the facts on fats – some fats are healthier than others. Foods containing unsaturated fats (olive oil, avocado oil, some nuts) are healthier choices than foods containing saturated fats (butter, cheese), as they provide some heart-health benefits. Work to avoid "trans fats" all together.

Don't forget to check out the wide variety of heart-health information available to you via Oracle's trusted partners:

TAKE ACTION! Consider participating in the upcoming Oracle Wellness program "Be Sweet to Your Heart." This fun program will focus on completing heart-healthy tasks and activities across all dimensions of wellness.

Read more about the program here, and download a Heart Card. To register to participate, simply contact Oracle Wellness. For general Wellness information, visit the Oracle Wellness website    

401(k) Plan – Did You Exceed the Contribution Limit?

In 2017, the maximum amount that you may defer to any and all 401(k) plans was limited to $18,000. If you were age 50+ as of December 31, 2017 the maximum allowable amount was $24,000.

The amount you contributed to the plan is reported on your W2 in Box 12 (code D - for traditional pre-tax and code AA for Roth 401(k)). Employer contributions such as the Oracle match are not subject to this limit, and are not conveyed on your W-2s.

If, having reviewed your W-2s from ALL employers in 2017, you feel you have exceeded your personal limit, please contact Don Reich (Oracle's 401(k) and Deferred Compensation Plan Manager) at don.reich@oracle.com or 719-757-4132. Be prepared to provide him copies of your W-2s from ALL employers in 2017 so that he may determine if an excess has occurred. The deadline for any refund of excess deferrals is April 17, 2018. Keep in mind that any refund will take approximately one week to process so please make your request as early as possible. Visit the Oracle US Benefits Website     for more information about the 401(k) Plan.

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Rev. Date: 01/22/2018
Publish Date: February 2018