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December 2018: Hellos, goodbyes and HR update

Help us welcome new employees who joined the CVM community in November and bid a fond farewell to those who have retired.

New Hires

  • Matt Braun, Assistant Dean for Alumni Affairs & Development, CVM Administration
  • Jason Philip Garnett, Administrative Assistant, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Don Hinshaw III, Team Leader, Materials Warehouse, Cornell University Hospital for Animals
  • Kelly Anne Patterson, Administrative Assistant IV-Business Office, Cornell University Hospital for Animals


No retirements during this time period.

Human Resources Update

2019 Contract College Option Transfer: December 18, 2018-January 18, 2019

There are only certain changes you can make to your health plan coverage during the state-run Option Transfer period.

  • No action is required if you wish to keep your current health plan and coverage level.
  • Permitted changes require that you submit a paper PS404 Enrollment Form to Benefit Services.

In addition to the state-run Option Transfer period, Cornell also offers you the ability to enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts and add or change Legal Insurance. See the information, including deadlines and processes below.

Consider the following questions as you decide on your elections for 2019. To make it even easier, we've created a Decision/Enrollment Guide  that will also help you along the way. Click below to get started.

#1 Health Plan

Do you want to keep your current medical coverage or are you considering a change?
Do you need to change your current coverage level related to you and your dependents?

#2 Savings Accounts

Do you want to contribute to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

#3 Legal Insurance

Do you want to keep your current legal coverage or do you want to enroll for the first time?

We encourage you to use this Decision/Enrollment Guide.

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