Family Issues

What to do if you....

Change your address

Benefits – Log-in to HRInTouch to change your address with our benefit vendors

MyFurman – Log-In to myfurman to change your address with the university

Retirement – Login to TIAA CREF to change your address with our retirement vendor.

Get married

Notify HR of your spouse’s name and/or your name change so that records can be updated..

Consider adding your new spouse to your insurance coverages. You have 30 days from your marriage date to enroll your spouse, or you may wait to enroll him/her during the next annual open enrollment period (for coverage effective on January 1).

Birth or adopt a child

For information about taking time off for the birth/adoption of your child, click on Need Time Away from Work in the Life Event menu.

Notify HR of your child’s name and birth/adoption date, so HR can send out a congratulatory Birth Announcement email.

Consider adding your child to your insurance coverages. You have 30 days from the birth/adoption date to enroll your child or you may wait to enroll him/her during the next annual enrollment period (coverage effective on January 1).

Update your beneficiary information on your life insurance and retirement plan if necessary by completing forms available in Human Resources.

Update your W-4 form for tax purposes by completing a form available in Human Resources and MyFurman.

Your child reaches the dependent age limit

Limit is 26 years old, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in school. Please notify HR within 30 days of your child’s birthday that he or she has reached the dependent age limit. Your dependent may elect to continue the insurance coverage under COBRA by paying an additional premium. Your dependent will receive notifications through Flores, our COBRA administrator.

Legally separate or divorce

Notify HR of your legal separation or divorce so that records can be updated. Change your dependents on your insurance coverage (unless you are required to continue coverage by a court order) via the HR InTouch portal, which can be accessed via MyFurman. Update your beneficiary information for your life insurance and retirement plan via MyFurman. Update your W-4 form for tax purposes by completing a form available in Human Resources.

There is a death in your immediate family

Let Human Resources know of your loss. We recognize that it is hard to lose a loved one, so we notify the Furman family and provide a food tray for you.

You have up to 3 days of bereavement leave available only for your immediate family. Additional days, approved by your supervisor, will be charged to vacation.

Update your beneficiary information for your life insurance and retirement plan, if applicable. Update your W-4 form for tax purposes.

Planning for your financial future

Take advantage of a supplemental retirement account to invest money for retirement on a tax-deferred basis by completing enrollment on the TIAA-CREF website, accessible through the MyFurman portal.

Call or visit the local social security office at 110 Frederick Street, Suite A, Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 233-1116.

Participate in the annual counseling sessions with retirement company representatives and/or attend the group sessions every other year. Human Resources sends out notices about these sessions.

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