Insurance Benefits We Offer

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We’re proud to say that Astyra offers benefits for eligible employees and dependents!

Whether you want medical, dental, vision or supplemental we provide the option to enroll and pay through an automatic weekly payroll deduction.

Upon hire, employees are notified of their class determination which decides whether these benefits are available on the first of the month following 30 days of employment or on the first of the month after 60 days of employment. However, regardless of an employee’s classification, our group health plans renew annually on September 1. During the 30-day open enrollment period in August, employees can choose to end their coverage, make changes to their current coverage or enroll for the first time in coverage.

Other than those instances, employees are only eligible to make changes to their coverage if family status changes occur such as:

  • Loss or gain of coverage through spouse
  • Loss of eligibility of a covered dependent
  • Death of a covered spouse or child
  • Birth of adoption of a child
  • Marriage, divorce or legal separation
  • Switch from part-time employment to full-time employment

Please note, these changes must be notified to the Human Resources department and made within 30 days of the occurrence.

Leaving Astyra? No worry, we continue to offer insurance for up to 18 months after an employee’s position ends, if desired. Through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), we are able to continue providing insurance at the employees expense.

For more information, check out the Compensation & Benefits section of the Astyra Employee Handbook.

CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

Astyra CEO Ken Ampy in the CUNA campaign

Our CEO, Ken Ampy attended the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference (CUNA GAC) in Washington D.C. earlier this week. Board members throughout the nation come to this event to expand their knowledge and discuss current events in the credit union community.

The CUNA GAC also provides attendees the chance to hear from representatives and leaders to reiterate why credit unions are necessary, what challenges they face and how to overcome them.

The event offers different campaigns participants can engage in. Ken was involved in the “Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union” campaign: an effort to raise awareness among the public on the benefits of banking with a credit union.

The CUNA GAC was a great success with over 5,000 attendees which is the biggest turnout to date!

2019 MBL Awards

The 2019 MBL Awards Ballroom Decor
Astyra President Sam Young
 
 
Imagine: large groups of chatting professionals dressed in suits, mermaid aerial silk performers and multiple servers walking around with tasty hors d’oeuvres.
 
Astyra didn’t have to imagine as this is what we encountered at the Metropolitan Business League Awards Reception and Dinner! Many of us were attending the awards for our first time and did not know what to expect.
 
After mingling for about an hour, we headed to the ballroom to enjoy dinner and cheer for the winners. There were 24 nominees and only six categories which kept everyone on the edge of their seats wondering who the award winners could be.
 
Our President, Sam Young, was given the opportunity to introduce special guest speaker Chiedo John. Both men were able to keep the crowd entertained with witty jokes and their captivating speeches.
 
Chiedo John is a rising entrepreneur who founded Chiedo Labs, a tech advising and web developing company, in 2012. Mr. John recently became an MBL member and was honored to have been able to speak in front of such a large crowd.

Astyra’s Biggest Loser

Brittany before and after

In an effort to lose those holiday pounds and promote healthy eating, Astyra’s internal staff participated in a weight loss challenge for four weeks. On the first day, we all weighed ourselves and discovered our body fat percentage. Next, we encouraged each other to visit the gym, meal prep and openly discuss our individual goals. The transparency allowed us to gauge how we were doing against others and gave us suggestions on what we could do!

Midway through the competition, we were surprised by how these new lifestyle changes were becoming a habit. Within those four weeks, our office lost a combined weight of 46 pounds with the weight loss master being Brittany. In just ONE month, she was able to lose 17 pounds.

Brittany achieved this weight loss accomplishment by sticking to a low carb diet and working out. She was able to restrain herself from indulging when we had sweet treats in the office and set an example for everyone.

We enjoyed the friendly competition and hope to stick to these lifestyle changes throughout the year!