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Friday is deadline to submit forms for benefits open enrollment

Friday (Nov. 16) is the deadline to return forms to the Human Resources office for any changes or updates to your health care and life insurance benefits. All forms and information are online. Visit “What’s New” at the Human Resources/Benefits Web site:

You must submit a form to the Office of Human Resources if:
• Your spouse has BGSU health insurance as his or her primary coverage. Important: The “Primary Coverage Spouse Form” must also be completed by you and your spouse’s employer.
• You are making changes to your insurance coverage, such as dropping or adding dependents or a spouse. (Form: Health Care Enrollment Form)
• You are starting or wish to continue a reimbursement account (Section 125) for health care or child care expenses. These must be completed each year. (Form: Health Care Dependent Care Reimbursement Form)
• You are changing your life insurance coverage by purchasing additional supplemental term life and/or other insurance products offered with Sun Life, BGSU’s life insurance vendor.

Don’t be the last to know: Get AlertBG

More than 2,800 faculty, staff and students have signed up to receive AlertBG email messages when there are campus crimes in progress, weather emergencies, school or building closures or other situations.

Sent by the campus police, the alerts are used only in emergencies.

To register your cell phone, visit MyBGSU and click on the “AlertBG” tab at the top of the Welcome Page. A short form asking for your name, cell phone number and provider and email address is all you need to fill out to be included in the warning system.

Monitor to take post-Thanksgiving break

Due to the Thanksgiving recess, Monitor will not be published Nov. 26. The Nov. 19 issue will contain news and information through Dec. 3.

Please be aware of the schedule and submit items for inclusion by Wednesday (Nov. 14). Send news to or call 2-2618.

November 13, 2007