Ride the Bus and Get a Tax Break

Effective July 1, 2007, as the result of legislative action, the University will be implementing a Pre-Tax Bus Pass option. This program is authorized under Section 132(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, known as the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Eligible University employees living and working on the island of O‘ahu will be given the opportunity to purchase monthly bus passes through payroll deduction, on a pre-tax basis, thereby saving on FICA, Federal and State income taxes.

The open enrollment period for the pre-tax bus pass program is from May 1, 2007 to June 15, 2007. You can find information on this program on at

http://www.hawaii.edu/ohr/buspass/buspass.htm 

EUTF Open Enrollment

The EUTF is currently conducting open enrollment for changes to your health benefit plans.  The deadline for making your changes is May 18, 2007.  Please review the information provided by the EUTF carefully.  Please see your Department Personnel Officer for assistance in making your change.

Discover the AIG Advantage Today

Through our longstanding partnership with AIG Hawaii, the state’s largest mass marketer of auto insurance, UHPA members receive discounted rates on their auto insurance. AIG Hawaii periodically reviews its rate structure to ensure that valued group customers like you are receiving the best rates possible. As a result, AIG Hawaii has just lowered its rates to members of the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly.

That means if you are currently an AIG Hawaii customer, you may be enjoying more savings from AIG Hawaii when your auto insurance policy renews in 2007! Or if you’re not already an AIG Hawaii customer, now is the time to take advantage of AIG Hawaii’s low rates and exclusive Auto Plus program for UHPA members.

Auto Plus includes special benefits in addition to great rates:

  • FREE Identity Theft Prevention and Complete Restoration
  • Services: Free assistance from a Personal Case Manager who will work with you to protect and recover your identity.

  • FREE Worldwide Emergency Travel and Medical Assistance
  • Services: Last minute hotel, car and airlines reservations assistance and emergency doctor, dentist and hospital referrals worldwide.

  • AIGResponse, our exclusive 24-Hour Emergency Roadside Service that features unlimited miles for towing services, with Sign and Drive privilege all for less than $1 per month! With AIG Hawaii, this coverage follows your automobile, which provides roadside assistance to anyone allowed to operate your vehicle.

Switching to AIG Hawaii is easy; just say you want to “Discover the AIG Advantage” and start your savings and special benefits today! Call AIG Hawaii at 533-2444 or toll-free from the Neighbor Islands at 1-877-533-2444. Be sure to mention that you’re an UHPA member!