The Benefits Center hosts its Third Annual Benefits Information Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 on the second and third floors of Levis Faculty Center. At the fair, attendees will be able to talk directly with program representatives. For staff employees, this is an approved event and employees should be paid for their time in attendance, for up to one hour without loss of pay, departmental operations permitting and with appropriate supervisory approval. Participants of the fair include: Benefits Center (Benefit Choice changes, annual recertification of dependents age 19 and over, beneficiary designations and address changes) State of Illinois Central Management Services (Quality Care Health Plan; dental plan, Deferred Compensation plan) State Life Insurance Faculty/Staff Assistance Program Health Alliance Medical Plan PersonalCare HMO Vision Service Plan Dental Care Plus Management State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Northwestern National Life Insurance (UI tri-term insurance, long-term disability) UI Tax-Deferred Retirement Programs (Aetna, Fidelity, Prudential, TIAA-CREF, Valic) In addition, this year's fair will also feature several workshops. Advance registration is not necessary, but space is limited. Workshops: ---------- "Health Alliance Update," Room 402 (30 minutes) Times: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. "Personal Care Informational Workshop," Room 403-404 (30 minutes) Times: 10:30 a.m.; 12:15 and 2 p.m. "If You're Not Saving for Your Retirement, You're in Good Company. You're Also in a Lot of Trouble," (Aetna), Room 401 (30 minutes) Times: 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. "Asset Allocation and Investment Review," (Prudential), Room 407 (45 minutes) Time: 10 a.m. "Retirement Options and Investment Review," (Prudential), Room 407 (45 minutes) Time: noon and 2 p.m. "Investment Account Review," (TIAA-CREF), 2nd Floor Music Room (45 minutes) Times: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. "What is a 403(B)?" (12-minute tape followed by questions and discussion), (Valic), Room 405-406 (30 minutes) Times: 10 and 11 a.m.; noon, 1, 2 and 2:30 p.m.