Employer News | November 2017

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Open Enrollment is Now : Voluntary Supplemental Benefits

Open Enroll 2018

Open Enrollment: Now - November 22

Open enrollment only happens once a year. Now is the time for employers that offer Voluntary Supplemental Benefits to notify their employees of their opportunity to review their coverage and select new options if necessary. The plan offers life, disability, and critical care insurance through MetLife.

Watch and Share videos on plan options

Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Members:

Questions about Open Enrollment? Click here for more info

Questions about what plans you may offer to employees? Contact the Benefits and Education Counseling Manager, Roberto Aceveda, at roberto.aceveda@alaska.gov.

Employees with questions should contact our Member Service Contact Center here.

Racing Towards Year End: Employment Tax Reminders

Save money and avoid errors!

Payroll and tax professionals are invited to attend a FREE webinar on employment tax updates and reminders.The IRS and SSA are jointly housing a free Webinar to help employers avoid year end filing errors. This free 2 hour webinar will be offered Thursday, December 7th at 9:00 am. Click here for additional details and to register.

Appointments with DRB Counselors

Counseling appointments are available in both Juneau and Anchorage.To better serve your employees we have the following guidelines when making an appointment:

Walk-in appointments –

Juneau & Anchorage: 

  • Walk-in hours in Juneau are from 8am-4:30pm only.
  • Walk-in hours in Anchorage are from 12-1:30pm only.

Walk-in appointments should be used to submit or pickup forms, review information, or to have general questions answered. If your employees need a review of their retirement benefit and options, or have many questions that will take more than ten minutes, they should make an in-person or teleconference appointment by utilizing the Online Counselor Scheduler or call (907) 465-4460 in Juneau or (800) 821-2251 areawide.

Teleconference appointments -

For members outside of the Juneau and Anchorage area, or those who prefer, teleconference appointments may be scheduled online hereor by calling (907) 465-4460 in Juneau or (800) 821-2251 areawide.

In-person appointments -

In-person appointments can be made to see a counselor in the Juneau or Anchorage offices using the Online Counselor Scheduler links below, or call (907) 465-4460 in Juneau, or (800) 821-2251.