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Tandem (ING/Voya Deferred Compensation) Is Moving to Great-West Financial for Plan Service

Tandem, the State’s 457 savings plan for public employees, is getting a new partner. Starting in January, Great-West Financial® will begin providing our plan administration, record keeping and education. Your investment choices and other account information will move automatically to the new service provider.

Keep in mind that you will still be in the Tandem 457 Plan. Your money is in Tandem and with its menu of investment options. You do not need to do anything if you are happy with your current portfolio makeup. We’ll just have someone else doing the record keeping and paperwork.

Please note, as part of the transition, you will receive a statement with a $0 balance from ING/Voya. Don’t worry, this is just reflecting the transfer to Great-West Financial.

This publication provides important information about the transition, so please take some time to read it carefully.

The transition from ING/Voya will begin at 3 p.m. CST on December 23, 2014, and will be completed on January 21, 2015. During this time you will not be able to make changes to your account.

Tandem Transition Participant Webinars
As part of Tandem’s transition to a new service provider, we are holding webinars for participants who cannot attend a meeting in person. We will also have a recorded version available online soon.

To join a webinar, click on the link below.

  • 12/4/14 - 3pm - Click here for the link or you can Dial-In 1-888-324-36121-888-324-3612 with the Audience Passcode: 4368246

  • 12/8/14 - 10am - Click here for the link or you can Dial-In 1-888-324-36121-888-324-3612 with the Audience Passcode: 4368246

  • 12/10/14 - 4pm - Click here for the link or you can Dial-In 1-888-324-36121-888-324-3612 with the Audience Passcode: 4368246


HealthQuest Rewards Incentive Program - Free Biometric Screenings

HealthQuest Rewards Incentive Program began a new year November 16, 2014 through November 15, 2015. Employees can earn credits for a discount on their 2016 health insurance premiums! For full details, visit http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/rewards.html. Login to your account at www.KansasHealthQuest.com to get started today! Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make an appointment.

The biometric screening scheduling web site for the Pittsburg locations will be available after December 15, 2014. Employees only need to sign up for 1 screening during the period – November 16, 2014 through November 15, 2015.  Log in to your account on the wellness portal at www.KansasHealthQuest.com and click on "Biometric Screenings" from the left menu and then select "Onsite Screenings." Here are the dates for the Biometric Screenings on the PSU Campus:

  • February 3, 2015 - 7am-12noon - PSU, Student Recreation Center (2001 South Rouse, Pittsburg, KS 66762) in the National Guard Gym

  • February 4, 2015 - 7am-12noon - PSU, Student Recreation Center (2001 South Rouse, Pittsburg, KS 66762) in the National Guard Gym

  • April 13, 2015 - 7am-12noon - PSU, Overman Student Center (302 East Cleveland, Pittsburg, KS 66762) in the Governors Room

  • April 14, 2015 - 7am-12noon - PSU, Overman Student Center (302 East Cleveland, Pittsburg, KS 66762) in the Governors Room

  • May 28, 2015 - 7am-12noon - PSU, Overman Student Center (302 East Cleveland, Pittsburg, KS 66762) in the Governors Room

  • August 27, 2015 - 7am-12noon - PSU, Overman Student Center (302 East Cleveland, Pittsburg, KS 66762) in the Governors Room

Please note that the next HealthQuest program year began on November 16, 2014. Employees can report their appointments (doctor, dental and vision) taking place during the extension period (August 1 - November 15) for credits during the next program year. They just need to wait until November 16  when the new program year begins to report these on the wellness portal  at www.KansasHealthQuest.com.

W-2 Information

W-2 forms for calendar year 2014 will be available electronically through the State of Kansas Employee Self Service Portal.  This option allows you to securely receive your W-2 electronically.   

If you consented to receive your W-2 electronically last year, that consent is still in effect.  If you would like to withdraw that consent and have a W-2 mailed to you, you must log onto the Employee Self Service Portal to withdraw consent.   Employees that would like to add electronic consent must log onto the Employee Self Service Portal and consent to receive this information electronically.  

Full instructions for choosing the electronic W-2 and additional information can be found here:http://www.pittstate.edu/office/hr/payroll-information/w-2-.dot.

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