Your Fresh Five
Now that performance evaluations have launched, how do I get started?
You can get started today by logging into MySuccess and completing your self-evaluation. Self-evaluations must be completed by February 3, so if you haven’t already, start gathering information related to your 2018 performance and accomplishments and get going on your self-evaluations as soon as possible! Visit TeamHMH.com/performance-management for additional information and resources.
I have a loan through my former retirement account. How do I make that payment moving forward?
All loan payments will need to be made from your bank account once a month, rather than deducted automatically from your paycheck each time you are paid. Those team members who do not have a bank account will receive specific instructions from TIAA in the mail in the coming weeks. This transition to electronic payments will result in fewer, larger payments per year. For example, a loan of $2,400 divided over 12 monthly payments will be $200 per month; that same $2,400 loan amount divided over 26 pay periods is $92.31 per pay check. Your total loan amount and your final payment date will not change.
Your first loan payment is expected to be due on February 15, 2019. You will not have a January loan payment because your existing plan will be in a “blackout period” to facilitate the transition from your current provider to TIAA. Additional details and confirmation of the February 15 date will be provided in the next couple of weeks to help you prepare for this loan policy update. For more info on loans, click here.
I’ve enrolled in the new 401k and the deductions are being taken out of my paycheck, however I am not seeing the funds in my account. Is something wrong?
Deductions from your January 4 paycheck have been counted toward your retirement account, but are not yet visible online. We are taking some additional time to process this initial transfer to ensure quality controls are in place at each step. Contributions (both voluntary and HMH matching, if eligible) will be visible in your TIAA accounts within the next few days.
Why does my paycheck seem to show that I am paying for certain benefits I thought were free, like life insurance?
Certain things on your paycheck – like Medical, Dental, Vision and 401k contributions – are self-explanatory. However, other things like Group Term Life Insurance or Long-Term Disability, fall under the category of “imputed income” and are a little different. Imputed income is the value of a service or benefit provided by HMH to team members, which the IRS considers taxable income. These amounts are not being deducted from your paycheck – again, the amount listed is just the value of HMH’s contribution that is treated as income by the IRS, therefore it is added to your gross pay. The amount of imputed income is based on a few different factors. First, it only kicks in when the service or benefit provided by HMH exceeds a certain amount ($50,000). From there, it is based on a calculation of team member age and monetary value (again, beyond $50,000).
How do I request a Leave of Absence under the new policy?
Under the new policy, eligible team members must first notify their leader of their intent to take a leave and then reach out to The Hartford’s toll-free number at 1-888-924-4155 to request Family and Medical Leave, disability and other available leave types (including personal or educational leave). If you are requesting a personal or educational leave, you should first get approval from your leader before reaching out to the Hartford.
Team members should call 30 days in advance of the leave, if possible. If the leave is unexpected, the team member should call the same day or following business day in which the need for leave is known. For more information on when you are eligible for a Leave of Absence, how to request one and how you’re paid during a leave, please review our full Leave of Absence policy. Team members returning to work from a leave need to call The Hartford to be cleared prior to starting work.
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