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Your Employee Services (YES)

Your Employee Services (YES)

AZPerforms Platform Upgrade - November 10-13, 2022

AZPerforms was successfully upgraded and is now available. Please follow the steps below to log in:

  1. Clear your cache and restart your computer BEFORE logging in.
  2. Log in via YES. Select the Your Employee Services > AZPerforms bookmark.
  3. If prompted, enter your YES Username and Password.
  4. Select LOG IN WITH SAML (last option).

If you are not able to log in, please contact [email protected] or call (602) 542-4700, Option 4 for assistance.

 

Open Enrollment for 2023 Benefits is October 31 - November 18, 2022

2023 Benefits Changes

  • New Dental Plan
    • The Cigna DHMO Dental plan is changing to the UnitedHealthcare Solstice S800B DHMO (UHC Solstice). The premiums remain the same, but the provider network is different..
    • We will automatically move you to the UHC Solstice plan if you are enrolled in the Cigna DHMO. You do not have to take any action. 
    • Check to see if your provider is on the plan and see the plan coverage by visiting smilestateofaz.com. Use plan code S800B.
    • You can also choose to enroll in the Delta Dental PPO or opt-out of dental coverage.
  • All Other Plans - carriers, premiums and coverage remain the same.

Active & Retiree Enrollment Options 

  • Keep your coverage
    • You do not need to re-enroll to keep your current coverage elections for 2023. Be sure to review the dental information above to see if it applies to you. 
  • Change your coverage
    • You may add/drop dependents and change coverage or carriers.
  • Active Employees with an FSA
    • To keep your FSA for healthcare, limited purpose, or daycare/elder care, you must re-enroll each year. This is your TASC card account.
  • Enrollment
    • To see your current elections and enroll, click the “Employee” or “Retiree” button in the upper lefthand corner of the page.

Questions?

Please contact a Benefit Options representative by phone at 602-542-5008, toll-free at 1-800-304-3687, by email at [email protected] or visit benefitoptions.az.gov.

 

Civic Duty Leave for Voting

Tuesday, November 8, 2022, is the General Election and all state government employees are encouraged to vote.  Pursuant to State laws and rules, state employees may receive paid leave in order to exercise their voting privileges under certain conditions.  For

More information regarding civic duty leave for the purpose of voting.

 

Excess Annual Leave - Final Reminder 

Excess annual leave must be used on or before Friday, January 6, 2023 to avoid forfeiture of excess hours.  For agencies, boards and commissions under the State Personnel System, the maximum number of annual leave hours an employee may carry over into a new calendar year is 320 hours for uncovered employees and 240 hours for covered employees.  Any hours in excess of the maximum carryover limits are subject to forfeiture.  Employees and managers can monitor annual leave balances by logging in to YES and clicking on Leave Activity.

 

State Employee Charitable Campaign – Oct. 3rd through Nov. 18th

Did you know that as a state employee you can donate to charity through a payroll deduction?  Giving back made easy…log into YES, then use the CLICK & GIVE button to make your pledge today!

 

 

Nationwide 4th Quarter 2022 Webinar Series

Learn more about the 2022 fourth quarter Nationwide Webinar Series:

Deferred Compensation Basics
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Budgeting for the Holidays
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arizona State Retirement System Route 3
  • Friday, November 4, 2022
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Challenges of Aging
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Proactively manage excess annual leave balances

State Personnel System (SPS) agency employees are expected to manage and use their excess annual leave balance to ensure you don’t lose it.  For agencies, boards and commissions under the State Personnel System, the maximum number of annual leave hours an employee may carry over into a new calendar year is 320 hours for uncovered employees and 240 hours for covered employees.  Any hours in excess of the maximum carryover limits are subject to forfeiture. 

It is important that employees closely manage their annual leave balances through the remainder of the year and schedule leave with their supervisor so that impacts on end of year coverage will be minimal and carryover exception requests are significantly reduced.  There should not be any expectation that unused excess leave will be approved for carryover, even if it has been approved in the past. 

Employees and managers can monitor annual leave balances by logging in to YES and clicking on Leave Activity.

 

Y.E.S Updated Bookmarks for Active Employees

  • Employee Time Entry (ETE) - The placement of this link may have moved up.
  • New! Life Events - This link is for a new feature on YES where you can now do the following:
    • Change your benefit elections for these common qualified life events: birth, adoption, marriage, divorce, and legal separation.
    • Submit name changes for marriage, divorce and legal separation only.
    • Upload required supporting documentation.
    • For all other life events such as death of a spouse or loss of coverage, please visit our Qualified Life Events page to learn how to submit manually.

 

Upcoming Nationwide Retirement Webinars

Please click on this link to view and register for upcoming webinars from Nationwide.

Fiscal Year '23 Contribution Rates

On July 1, 2022, the total contribution rate of the ASRS Retirement Pension and Health Insurance Benefit for both the employer and the employee will decrease from 12.22% to 12.03% for fiscal year 2023. Likewise, the Long Term Disability Income Plan will decrease from .19% to .14% for both the employer and the employee for fiscal year 2023. Contribution rates are actuarially determined and adjusted annually to ensure the plan remains fiscally sound and able to meet current and future obligations. For more information, visit ASRS's website at https://www.azasrs.gov/.