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HR Announcements

Modified: November 20, 2015

Important Announcement: 2015 W2 & 1095c

Please note that due to the Affordable Care Act, an additional form is required when filing your taxes. The form is a 1095-C. The purpose of the form is to report employer-provided health insurance coverage. Think of it as your "proof of insurance" for the IRS. Payroll will be outsourcing the processing of W-2 and 1095-C documents to Equifax this year. In early December, you will receive communication with a link to an Equifax webpage; this page will allow you to consent to receive an electronic copy of your 2015 W-2 and 1095-C for tax reporting.  The online consent period will open in the coming weeks, and related communication will link to Equifax, not FASIS Self Service.  By outsourcing W-2s to a 3rd party vendor, past employees will have the ability to access their W-2/1095-C online, even after they have separated from Northwestern.  Additionally, Equifax has access to tax programs that employees may use to automatically upload their W-2 information when filing.  As in the past, any employee who does not consent to an online W-2 will have the W-2 mailed to them by January 31, 2016.


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Northwestern University’s Educational Assistance Plans

Enhancements to the University’s Education Assistance Plans will be in effect January 1, 2016. These changes are intended to make the most attractive educational opportunities for Northwestern employees and their children even more affordable.

Highlights of the educational assistance enhancements are as follows:

  • Employee tuition benefits per calendar year will increase from $10,000 to $12,000.
  • The Employee NU Certificate Tuition benefit reimbursement will increase from $3,000 to $5,250 per calendar year.
  • The Dependent Portable Tuition benefits and the Dependent Reduced Tuition benefits will increase from 40 percent to 50 percent of tuition and eligible fees.

For more information on these programs, please contact Connie Henry by email or call 847-467-1244.

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