June 26, 2017 e-News

 

In This Issue...

  1. Renewal Information On Its Way
  2. New Teacher Grants - Apply Now!
  3. Become a PENC Member Representative
  4. Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit from State Health Plan
  5. Exciting Opportunities
  6. Summer Discounts and Deals

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Renewal Information On Its Way

The start of the 2017-18 membership year is right around the corner! You will be receiving a physical renewal form in the mail next week. Please make any necessary changes to your information and mail back your completed form with payment using the enclosed envelope. In addition, you will receive an email notification that your membership has expired and will have the option to renew online.

If you are currently on Payroll Deduction as your payment method, we highly encourage you to switch to the Installment Payment Plan. This guarantees you will have six predictable and consistent drafts of $27/$14 and will not have a lapse in coverage should payroll deduction be eliminated. To switch, complete the Installment Payment section of your renewal form or click HERE to submit an online form.


New Teacher Grants - Apply Now!

PENC awards up to 16 $250 New Teacher Grants annually to beginning teachers in their first three years of teaching. For more details and to apply before the July 31st deadline, visit www.pencweb.org/scholarships-and-grants


Become a PENC Member Representative

Interested in getting more involved with PENC? Become a Member Representative! Member Reps serve as a voice for PENC within their schools by distributing materials provided by PENC, sharing upcoming opportunities, and working towards earning a FREE membership as a Partner Level member by referring 3 members. For more information, please contact the office at 919-788-9299 or email Bill Medlin at bill@pencweb.org


Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit from State Health Plan

The State Health Plan (Plan) is currently conducting a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit for members who cover dependents under the age of 75. Some members have had difficulty navigating the upload process. To help, the Plan has created videos that guide members through each step. The videos along with Frequently Asked Questions and other resources are available on the Plan’s audit website at https://shp.nctreasurer.com/Pages/Dependent-Eligibility-Verification-Audit-Information.aspx.

The Plan has conducted audits in the past. But they never saved the documents for future verification. That is why this audit is being conducted digitally. “There should be a way, once I tell how old my son is, for the State Health Plan to determine his eligibility,” Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, said in a recent interview. “But right now, that isn’t always possible. So we’re doing this audit now, and getting this information digitally, so we don’t have to ask for the same document in the future.”


Exciting Opportunities

Making Strides of Raleigh, Presented by Duke Cancer Institute Kickoff

Renaissance North Hills Hotel
Start: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Registration: 05:30 PM
Program: 06:00 PM
4100 Main at North Hills St
Raleigh, NC 27609

RSVP no later than Tuesday, August 15, 2017
919-334-7195

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer. Last year nearly 1.2 million Making Strides walkers nationwide turned awareness into action and helped to raise more than $60 million to help the Society save more lives from breast cancer.

We would love for you to join us at our upcoming Kickoff event. This fun and exciting event will inspire you to get involved and give you the tools you need to be successful. To receive an invitation just reply to this email or feel free to give me a call at (919) 334-7195.

The progress we have made is remarkable, but we need your help. Watch a short video to learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and visit our event website to sign up today!


Summer Discounts and Deals

As part of your PENC membership, you have access to a wide variety of discounts and deals. Summer is a GREAT time to take advantage of things like theme park tickets, rental cars and hotels, etc. Click HERE to login to access our Discounts & Deals page.


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