Dear UT FLEX Flexible Spending Account (FSA) participant:
As a UT FLEX participant who elected the PayFlex card, we are writing to let you know about a change in how your PayFlex card can be used. Today, when you use your PayFlex card, the transaction is automatically processed as a credit card transaction against your pre-funded Annual Enrollment Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) election. Beginning April 1, 2013, due to recent changes in federal regulations, merchants may choose to process flexible spending account purchases as “debit” transactions, which require a Personal Identification Number (PIN), rather than processing your UT FLEX account purchases as credit card transactions.
UT FLEX participants who have a PayFlex card will need to have a PIN to use the card at merchants who choose to process transactions as a debit rather than as a credit. PayFlex has provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about this change, which includes information about how to get a PIN (by calling Card Services on or after April 1, 2013), what to do if you forget your PIN, what to do if you have more than one PayFlex card, and more.
Please note: PayFlex cards on file at Express Scripts (to pay for mail order prescriptions) will continue to be processed as credit card transactions against your available balance. Therefore, a PIN is not required to obtain your prescription medications through the Express Scripts mail order system. However, other merchants, including retail pharmacies, physician offices, dental offices, etc., may require your UT FLEX transaction to be processed as a “debit.” A PIN will be required to complete transactions being processed as debits.
If you have additional questions about a PIN being required for some UT FLEX debit card transactions beginning on April 1, 2013, or about your UT FLEX account, please contact PayFlex Customer Service at (866) 887-3539.
Office of Employee Benefits
UTEP’s Human Resources Department in collaboration with the Prevention and Treatment in Clinical Health Lab within UTEP’s Psychology Department is pleased to offer the following program to our faculty, staff, and students.
Tobacco Cessation Program
§ People who are light smokers now are more likely to be regular smokers later.
§ There is no amount of smoking that has been proven to be safe.
§ Smoking has negative effects on short-term and long-term health, even if you smoke only once in a while.
§ Light smokers have higher lung cancer and heart disease rates than nonsmokers.
§ In fact, smoking just one or two cigarettes per day can increase your risk for heart attack!
§ For all smokers, smoking reduces the quality of life. For example, it causes lower energy levels, more shortness of breath, and more frequent colds and bronchitis. It can even increase your chance of catching pneumonia!
§ Stopping smoking is one of the best ways to prevent illness and death in the United States.
If you smoke between one cigarette per month or up to ten cigarettes per day and are interested in stopping smoking, you are eligible to participate in the StopLite program. In addition, participants to the program are eligible to receive up to $40 in gift certificates for participation.
To make an appointment or for more information, please contact the Prevention and Treatment in Clinical Health (PATCH) lab at (915) 747-5784 or via e-mail: email@example.com
Or if you want more information about quitting smoking?
A Smoke Free Paso del Norte
Requirements for Campus Programs for Minors
The University of Texas Systems has instituted a system-wide policy regarding Criminal Background Checks (CBC) for those employees or volunteers that will be working in summer camps. UTS124 mandates that all employees and volunteers have a completed CBC prior of the start of the camp. For the purpose of these camps, CBCs will be valid for 12 months.
This process is being handled by UTEP’s Human Resource Services (HRS) office. The cost of each CBC will be charged against the account number provided by the Camp Director on the CBC form.
The CBC for to be used for Campus Programs for Minors can be accessed here
If you have any questions regarding the CBC requirements or the form, please contact Eva Castellano or Stephanie Fiochetta in HRS at 747-5202.
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With the UTEP Employee
For a list of participating businesses and the discounts they offer, visit the Employee Discount Web page at www.utep.edu/discount or Call Human Resource Services at 915-747-5202 The UTEP Employee Discount Program, sponsored by Human Resource Services, features exclusive money-saving deals for faculty and staff. Over 100 local and national businesses have joined our discount program and it continues to grow! Employees can receive a variety of discounts on products and services, including Automotive, Restaurants, Home and Garden, and Electronics. Most businesses only require that you show your Miner Gold Card at the time of purchase; others may want you to print a coupon or enter a special discount code on their website.
New discounts are available for trips all around the world, fashion and home & garden.