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The first 30 days (after a child's birth)
Maternity/paternity leave
Well-baby/well-child immunizations
Update beneficiaries
Update tax deductions (W-4)
Consider 401(k) changes
TI Mother's Rooms
Contact Social Security
Contact your attorney
 
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Parenting
Flexible work options
Child care resources
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Work-Life Resources
Time loss management FAQ
Finding a doctor
If you need to find a doctor for you or your baby, select the Health & Insurance tab on NetBenefits* and select "Details" next to your Medical plan. Select "Find a Provider" in the left-hand margin. You can search by several criteria, including location, languages spoken, specialty and hospital affiliation. In addition to NetBenefits, you can search for doctors on your insurance carrier's website. Links to the carrier websites are available on NetBenefits under the Health & Insurance tab. Select the "Who to contact" link at the bottom of the page.

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Parking permit
Temporary parking permits may be available to expectant mothers who have a medical necessity to park closer to building entrances (authorized and visitor parking spaces only). Written documentation of medical necessity from the expectant mothers’ healthcare provider will be required along with the completed temporary medical parking request. Additional information about the criteria for temporary parking permits and the request form are available here.

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Using the health care flexible spending account
If you participate in a health care flexible spending account, remember that eligible expenses include prenatal vitamins. Contact Ceridian at 877-799-8820 or use TI HR Connect at 888-660-1411. Select the option for employee assistance and then the option for flexible spending accounts, to make sure that you fully understand what expenses are reimbursed at the time of service and what expenses can only be reimbursed once the baby is born. For example, prenatal visits in November can be reimbursed in that plan year, while amounts paid to the doctor as down payment for delivery in April cannot be reimbursed until the date of the birth.

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The first 60 days (after a child's birth)
You have 60 calendar days after your child's birth to:

  • Add your new baby to your health, life and AD&D insurance. If you miss this deadline, you must wait to add coverage for the baby until the next annual enrollment period or until you have another qualified change in status.
  • Increase your health care flexible spending account election.
  • Add or increase your election in the dependent day care flexible spending account.

Update your new baby's benefit information using NetBenefits*. Select the Health & Insurance tab and then the "What to do when life events" link.  Select the "Birth" life event to make your benefit choices. To update your elections by phone, call HR Connect at 888-660-1411 and select the option for the TI Benefits Center.

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Maternity/paternity leave
Information about maternity leave, paternity leave, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is available on TI's Occupational Health website.

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Well-baby/well-child immunizations
Make sure your new baby is current on his or her immunizations. Many health insurance plans cover childhood immunizations. For information on BlueCross/Blue Shield immunization coverage and the immunization schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians and the U.S. Task Force for Preventive Services, refer to the Live Healthy* wensite.

If Blue Cross Blue Shield is not your carrier, contact your carrier directly for immunization coverage and the immunization schedule. Links to the carrier Web sites are available on NetBenefits* under the Health & Insurance tab. Select the "Who to contact" link at the bottom of the page.

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Update beneficiaries
You might wish to designate your new baby as a primary or secondary beneficiary of your life insurance or investment plans as allowed by the plan rules. You can make this change at any time on NetBenefits*, but doing so at the same time you update your health insurance may keep you from forgetting to do so later. Also consider adding your child as a beneficiary on any life insurance or investment accounts you maintain outside of TI's benefit plans.

To update your beneficiaries online*, select the Your Profile tab and the "Beneficiaries" link. Follow the step-by-step process to update beneficiaries for your insurance and investment options. To update your beneficiaries by phone, call TI HR Connect at 888-660-1411 and select the option for the TI Benefits Center.


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Update tax deductions (W-4)
Adding a new dependent can result in income tax consequences; therefore, you should consider updating your W-4 deductions. To review your W-4 and/or make changes, use the W-4 tax information tool*. There is also a federal tax estimator* available to help you estimate the effect of any changes in withholding elections on your net paycheck. These tools can also be found on my.ti.com>My Tools. If you have signed up for MyPay, you can model your W-4 changes using the MyPay what-if tool available from the MyPay* page.

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Consider 401(k) changes
If you are participating in the 401(k) savings plan, you might want to change your contributions. Or you may want to start saving in the plan. It can help you build financial assets you will someday be able to transfer to your heirs. Use the Savings & Retirement tab in NetBenefits* for all your 401(k) needs. To update your contributions by phone, call HR Connect at 888-660-1411 and select the option for the TI Benefits Center.

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TI Mother's Rooms
TI provides mother's rooms at most work locations. Information on locations, contacts and scheduling is available on the Mothers' Rooms page on the TI Work-Life Programs website.

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Contact Social Security
If your hospital does not automatically submit the paperwork for you, apply for a Social Security card* for your new child.

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Contact your attorney
Be sure to create or revise your will and health care directives (living will). If you do not have an attorney, Hyatt Legal Plans may be able to assist you.

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Parenting
The TI Work-Life Parenting page offers links to information on how to join the TI Parents Network e-mail group and links to a number of parenting-related websites.

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Flexible work options
The TI Work-Life Flexible Work Options page offers information on formal flexible work options such as part-time work and telecommuting at TI. Here, you can find information on the various options and a worksheet to help you develop a proposal for a flexible work option.

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Child care resources
The TI Work-Life Child Care Resources page offers information on child care centers that offer discounts to TI employees, information on backup child care and a link to LifeWorks for help in locating child care.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Work-Life Resources
TI offers a free employee assistance program through Magellan that can help you through changes or issues at any stage of your life, whether they be work-related or personal. The EAP provides free counseling sessions using a solution-oriented therapy approach to problem resolution and a comprehensive online library of work-life resources including articles, tools, webinars/podcasts, calculators, self-assessments and more. Work-Life topics include childcare, senior care, daily needs, education, adoption and special needs. You can find additional information on the EAP* website or by calling TI HR Connect at 888-660-1411 and selecting the option for employee assistance programs, then option 1 to speak to someone in person. You can also call Magellan directly at 800-888-CARE (2273).

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Time loss management FAQ
Find answers to frequently asked questions about TI's Time Loss Management policy and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on the Occupational Health website. The FMLA provides eligible TIers with job-protected leave to care for a newborn son or daughter.

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