Emory Report
March 27, 2006
Volume 58, Number 24


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March 27 , 2006
Medco ready to take over Rx management

Katherine Hinson is director of communications for Human Resources.

Beginning April 1, Emory employees will need to present their new Medco ID cards when filling prescriptions at local pharmacies. By now, all employees should have received two new cards in their welcome packets from Medco.

Medco’s toll-free member services line is 800-939-3758, and pharmacy plan participants can call it to:

• find a participating retail pharmacy;
• get help getting started with Medco By Mail;
• ask about retail and mail-order co-payments;
• find out whether a particular medication is covered and under what tier;
• ask how and when to submit a claim for reimbursement.

The Medco website, www.medco.com, will be available to Emory employees beginning April 1. The site allows users to review personal prescription information, refill existing mail-order prescriptions, and obtain detailed plan information, as well as find general information on health and well being.

Is your info right?
It is important that Human Resources has correct information about employees in its PeopleSoft system. Employees can change home address, home and work phone numbers, work e-mail and emergency contact information by using PeopleSoft Self Service. To log in, visit http://leo.cc.emory.edu, click on Self Service and follow the links to My Personal Information.

If information regarding education level, marital status or military status needs to be updated, or ethnic group or gender information needs to be corrected, employees should ask their departmental colleagues who handle human resource issues to complete the necessary form and send it to HR for processing.

If your name has changed because of marriage or divorce, you will need to complete a new I-9 as well as other forms, which can be found on the HR website http://emory.hr.emory.edu under
Data Services>Employee Data Changes>Name Change. Print and complete these documents, then bring them to HR for processing.

Don’t lose your money!
Employees have until March 31 to submit Flexible Spending Account (FSA) claims for reimbursement before the money in their FSA accounts is lost. To obtain a claim form, go to the Human Resources website under Benefits>Forms & Brochures>Dependent Day Care/Health Care Expense Reimbursement Account Claim Form.

Need to verify your employment?
For employment verification with third parties (such as lenders), Emory faculty and staff can provide either the toll-free number for TALX The Work Number (800-367-5690) or the web address (www.theworknumber.com). To complete the transaction, the verifier will also need the employee’s name, Social Security number and the Emory employer code (11332).

For employment plus income verification, follow the same steps as above with one additional piece of information that the verifier will need in order to process the transaction: a salary key. The key is a numerical code generated by TALX for the employee to give to verifiers. A verifier cannot access income information without this code.

To get a salary key, the employee needs to call TALX The Work Number at 800-367-5690 or go to the website. Once the salary key is generated, the code can be used—once and only once—by the verifier to “unlock” salary data. This secure system enables the employee to control access to salary data.

For more information, please see the HR website at http://emory.hr.emory.edu under
Data Services>Employment Verification.

Time to celebrate
Staff Fest 2006 will be held May 19 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. This year’s theme, “All Aboard! Destination: Emory,” was created by Sandra Butler of Academic and Administrative Information Technology and Michael Huey of Student Health Services. Butler and Huey participated in the Staff Fest theme contest and will each receive a $25 prize.

Staff Fest is for current staff and retirees only. Family members will not be admitted. Employees’ Emory ID cards will be required for lunch.

Beginning April 3, more information will be available at http://emory.hr.emory.edu/stafffest.