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New Retirement Plan Announced

On January 18th, we announced a new 403(b) plan for support staff. This announcement was distributed via email and a home mailing to support staff members. Here's a recap of what's new, who's affected, why we're introducing a new plan, and how you can learn more. More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement Choice, Support Staff

What’s the Difference? Pension vs. 403(b) Plan

Understanding retirement plans isn't easy…but it helps to know how different types of plans work to help build savings and provide income in retirement. Here's a brief description of how each of the two major types of retirement plans work—defined benefit plans (e.g, the current Support Staff Pension Plan) and defined contribution plans (e.g., the new 403(b) Plan and most of the other JHU retirement plans). More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement

Tips on Your 2011 Flexible Spending Accounts

As a reminder, as of January 1, over-the-counter medications without a prescription are no longer considered eligible Health Care FSA expenses. In addition, your WageWorks reimbursement card can only be used for 2011 expenses. More...

Tags: Benefits , Flexible Spending Accounts

Join Us for the Summer Camp Discoveries Fair!

Please hold Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Turner Concourse for the Summer Camp Discoveries Fair sponsored by the office of Work, Life and Engagement. This is your opportunity to meet with local and regional camp representatives and learn about camps for children age 2-18, camps for individuals with special needs and day and overnight camps. You can enter camp raffles to win discounts and other great prizes! More...

Tags: Work/Life

Financial Seminars Continue

The Financial Seminar Series continues to provide helpful information on planning for your financial future. Whether you are just starting out or getting near to retirement, it’s important to be prepared and have specific retirement goals. These seminars can help! More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement, Retirement Education

Five Ways to Prepare for Retirement Choice (Support Staff Only)

To prepare for the Retirement Choice period, which runs from March 18-April 15, there are five things you can do. More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement Choice

Retirement Basics: How Much Should I Save?

Most people agree that it's a good idea to save for the future. But you might be wondering, "how much is enough?" A good rule of thumb is that you'll need around 80% of your pre-retirement income annually to maintain your current standard of living after you retire. That's a lot of income, if you plan to be in retirement for 20 years or more! More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement, Retirement Education

One-on-One Retirement Consultations Available

Appointments continue to be offered at Eastern, Homewood, East Baltimore and Bayview for one-on-one consultations with representatives from our five investment companies. If you're interested, check the Upcoming Events Calendar for available times and locations. More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement, Retirement Education

Take Advantage of Tax-Deferred Savings in your 403(b) Retirement Plan

When investing for retirement, tax-deferred products like 403(b) plans give you a powerful, tax-efficient way to build future savings. Through the Johns Hopkins University Retirement Plans, you’re eligible to contribute to a 403(b) Plan, which offers these advantages: More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement, Retirement Education

Retirement Basics: How Much Can I Save?

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) evaluates the amount you can set aside pre-tax for retirement. For 2011, the following limits are applicable to the retirement plans. More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement, Retirement Education

Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund accepting grant applications for the 2011 grant year.

Faculty, staff, retirees and students who are involved with nonprofit organizations that need funding to provide programs and services to communities near Johns Hopkins campuses are encouraged to submit requests for funding from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. Grant proposals are due by February 15, 2011 at 5 p.m. More...

Tags: Neighborhood Fund, United Way