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Blood drive at SRC Jan. 9

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Saint Raphael Campus, 7 am - 12:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the cafeteria. To make an appointment, contact Anne Baker, [email protected], 203-789-4010.

Weight-management program starts in January

YNHH’s Center for Nutrition and Wellness is offering Live Well and Lose It, a group weight-management class for employees and their adult dependents that is covered under the Yale New Haven Health System benefits plan with no copay or deductible. This eight-session program, taught weekly by registered dietitians, includes a 30-minute lecture on topics such as best food choices, portions, dining out and staying motivated, and offers confidential weigh-ins plus goal-setting assistance.

Class schedule:
  • York Street Campus, 12:15 pm Thursdays, Jan. 18 - March 8; 
  • Saint Raphael Campus, 12:15 pm Mondays, January 22 - March 12; 
  • Medical Center South, 12:15 pm Wednesdays, January 17 - March 7. 

Class space is limited, minimum of six participants per session.

For information or enrollment, contact [email protected]. Individual appointments with a dietitian are available too; call 203-688-2422 (YSC) or 203-789-3266 (SRC).

YNHH Cash Account Pension continues to earn 3.8 percent

Each Nov. 30, an employee’s Cash Account Pension Plan account balance is updated by an annual pay credit, plus an interest credit, which is entirely funded by Yale New Haven Hospital. The annual interest rate credited as of Nov. 30, 2017, was 3.8 percent. As of Dec. 1, 2017, the interest rate will continue to be 3.8 percent for the coming plan year.

IRS maximum employees can contribute to the 403(b) plan

For 2018, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that the annual maximum amounts employees can contribute to their 403(b) plan, also known as a tax-sheltered annuity, are: employees under age 50, up to $18,500 per year; employees 50 and older, up to $24,000. The hospital matches up to a maximum of 3 percent of the employee’s first 5 percent contribution of base pay.