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Friday, February 25, 2011

Benefits Education Week March 14 - 18th

March is Open Enrollment month for Thomas Nelson. Every year we have a Benefits Fair in Nashville, and attempt to get local resources to visit Live Events offices to deliver similar information. This year in Nashville we'll devote the entire week of March 14th - 18th for education on some important topics.

In addition to raising general awareness on the benefits available to our emplmoyees (i.e. our Benefits Fair and electronic communications), our points of emphasis will be:

1. High Deductible Plans and Health Savings Accounts
2. 401(k) participation and diversification of investments
3. Home ownership and refinancing

We chose these points because the medical insurance market is moving toward almost all high-deductible plans. We won't be there this year, but could be by next. With the 401(k) match still suspended, wisely saving and investing your own money is more important than ever. Also, being in the plan is necessary to take advantage of any future restoration of matching contributions. Finally with interest rates at historic lows, but credit still hard to come by, we want to leverage our corporate banking relationship with Fifth/Third Bank to help our people obtain information on lowering their home payments or purchasing that first home.

Please mark your calendars and take advantage of information you'll receive simply because you work at Thomas Nelson. Live Events staff will have a separate schedule of vendor visits, and I play on coming down to answer Open Enrollment questions March 22nd and 23rd.


Mon 3/14
9:30-10:00 Fifth Third Home Mortgage Workshop – Refinancing, Cafeteria area
10:00-12:00 Fifth Third Mortgage Representative available for individual consultation, Lobby Meeting Room B

Tues 3/15
12-5 Benefits Fair, Corporate Cafeteria Conf. Room

Wed 3/16
9:00-10:00 Vanguard 401(k): Diversify Your Plan Investments (breakfast provided), Corporate Cafeteria Conf. Room
10:30-11:30 Open Enrollment Meeting, Corporate Cafeteria Conf. Room
12:00-1:00 Vanguard 401(k): Save More (pizza provided), Corporate Cafeteria Conf. Room
1:30-2:30 Liberty Mutual – Auto 101 (snacks provided) , Corporate Cafeteria Conf. Room
3:00-4:00 Vanguard 401(k): Invest in Your Future - SPANISH (snacks provided), Warehouse Break Room
4:30-5:30 Vanguard 401(k): Invest in Your Future (snacks provided), Warehouse Break Room

Thurs 3/17
9:00-10:00 Vanguard 401(k): Save More (breakfast provided), Corporate Cafeteria Conf. Room
11:00-12:00 Vanguard 401(k): Invest in Your Future (pizza provided), Warehouse Break Room
1:00-2:00 Vanguard 401(k): Diversify Your Plan Investments (pizza provided), Corporate Cafeteria Conf. Room
3:00-4:00 Vanguard 401(k): Invest in Your Future - VIETNAMESE (snacks provided), Warehouse Break Room

Friday 3/18
9:30-10:30 Open Enrollment Meeting, Corporate Cafeteria Conf Room
1:00-2:00 Fifth Third Home Mortgage Workshop – First Time Homeowners, Corporate Cafeteria Conf. Room
2:00-4:00 Fifth Third Mortgage Representative available for individual consultation, Lobby Meeting Room B

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