Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice

If you or a covered dependent are eligible for Medicare, either because you are at least age 65 or because of a disability, then this post and the attached certificate are of critical importance to you.

If neither you nor any covered dependent is medicare-eligible, you may disregard this post as it does not directly apply to you.

On October 15, 2017, our plan of benefits provides prescription drug coverage equal to or greater than the standard Medicare Part D program, as defined by the Federal Government. This means that if you remain covered by our plan of benefits, you will not be subject to a financial penalty should you later choose to enroll in a qualified Medicare Part D program.

The attached Certificate of Creditable Coverage will serve as written documentation of the fact that our plan’s coverage meets the appropriate requirements. Please retain this document in your records. We will issue Certificates each year to advise you of the continuing status of our plan. This is being done to protect all Medicare-eligible individuals from having to pay the late enrollment penalty if they later enroll in an approved Medicare Part D program.

Questions or concerns? Contact or extension 1508.

TIAA Counseling Sessions, 10/18

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University Center, Auxiliary Services Conference Room

Kathy Johnston, a representative from TIAA, will be onsite Wednesday, October 18 to hold individual counseling sessions with DeSales employees. Don’t miss the opportunity to have Kathy provide you with expert feedback that will assist you in effectively managing your retirement portfolio!

Appointments to meet with Kathy must be made in advance. Please call 800.732.8353 to reserve your sessions. Time slots will fill up quickly, so don’t wait to call.


Today: Service Dog Demonstration

Trexler Room in the DUC  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Service dogs are amazing and change people’s lives. Learn what a service dog can do for their partner, what a Therapy Dog does, what an Emotional Support Dog does, and see a demonstration from Susquehanna Service Dogs. You will have a chance to meet a few Service Dogs, learn proper etiquette when approaching a Service Dog, and learn the process that goes into raising a Service Dog. You will be surprised at what goes into training one of these animals.


Emergency Services Severe Weather Drill, 10/17

The DeSales University Emergency Services Department will be conducting a University-wide severe weather drill on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

The drill will simulate a severe weather emergency with a tornado heading to the University and will begin at approximately 10:52 a.m.

All components of the Campus Emergency Alert System (CEALS) will be utilized during this drill, i.e. e2Campus, Big Voice, and the Visiplex system currently installed in all academic/administrative buildings and the University Villages. Please follow the instructions provided from the CEALS. The drill will end at approximately 11:10 a.m.

Below are vital instructions to follow for the upcoming drill:

  • Move to the basement of the building- they provide the best protection.
  • Move to an interior room with no windows, or a hallway on the lowest floor possible.
  • Move to an interior stairwell if all rooms have windows.
  • Stay in the center of the room away from doors and windows.
  • Stay in place until the danger has passed or until instructed to do so via the Campus Emergency Alert System (CEALS)

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Questions or concerns? Contact Dennis Rasley, Director of Emergency Services, at or ext. 1513.

National Fire Prevention Week: 10/8-10/14

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here are this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Use the building evacuation maps on your residence hall door to locate your exit and plan a path to the outside from the exit.
  • When fire drills are conducted, evacuate and use this time to practice getting out quickly.
  • Never tamper with or cover any smoke detectors, sprinkler heads, or fire alarm system equipment.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.


Load Paw Bucks. Unlock Rewards.

New at DeSales Dining: Load Paw Bucks. Unlock Rewards. Load at least $50 onto your Paw Bucks account and receive…

  • Salad, Sandwich, & Coffee Loyalty Cards (Buy 9 get the 10th free!)
  • Free food coupons worth over $10
  • A freebie on your birthday

Getting your rewards is easy! Just deposit online & show us your confirmation email at the DUC.