Monthly Archives: March 2012

Looking For Ways To Reduce Your Health Care Expenses?

New Service Sponsored By SMU Human Resources Can Help You Reduce Your Health Care Expenses  Did you know that the cost of medical services can vary by as much as 300%, even within the BCBSTX network?  For example, one in-network facility … Continue reading

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Upcoming Tuition Benefits Deadlines

Are you or a family member a tuition benefits recipient?  If so, the upcoming deadlines are very important for processing future tuition benefits requests. Request Deadline                    Terms March 26, 2012                         May Term 2012 (Counseling/Dispute Resolution Program) April 30, 2012                           … Continue reading

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Good Things Come with Age – A Special Offer from SMU’s EAP Program

Did you know that you can get a free membership?  SMU’s Employee Assistance Program is providing a one-year AARP Membership to you at no cost! SMU is committed to offering you benefits that promote health, wellness, and financial security. Now, we are pleased … Continue reading

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Starting a Workout Program? Invest in a Good Pair of Workout Shoes!

The birds are chirping and the tulips are blooming…this is a time when many of us are getting serious about our wellness efforts! Making the decision is the first step. Making it a priority in your lifestyle is another. If … Continue reading

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Room to Breathe – Focusing on Priorities

It seems like there are more moving parts to life than ever before. Often we feel the need to get lots of things done – and done quickly. Messages on portable devices can reach us anytime, anywhere. We feel the … Continue reading

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March 30 Wellpower Walk to Feature Garden Tour

Kevin Dillard, SMU’s Landscape Resource Manager, will give an informal tour of the SMU gardens on our walk, Friday, March 30. We are celebrating “Start Walking Day” at SMU in partnership with the American Heart Association. SMU boasts some of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our New Employees Who Attended SMU & YOU on Feb 21

The following employees attended SMU & YOU on February 21, 2012.  In the session, which is an element of the Total Orientation Process for new employees, they learned about the culture, values and spirit of the SMU community.      … Continue reading

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Work Life Balance Is Within Reach

Balance is harder than ever to achieve these days. In trying to stay on top of everything in both your work and personal life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. The stress of doing it all can affect your health and … Continue reading

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The Provost’s Pace Team Invites You to Join Wellpower’s “One Step at a Time” Team Challenge!

This spring, SMU Wellpower will sponsor the “One Step at a Time” walking challenge from March 26 to April 22. Under the leadership of Provost Paul Ludden, this year’s Pace Team is filled with academic all-stars including Deans David Chard, Gillian McCombs, … Continue reading

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FSA and HSA – March 31 Is The Deadline for 2011 Claims

Don”t Lose Out on Reimbursement for Qualified Healthcare Expenses! You’ve got until March 31, 2012 to submit qualified healthcare expenses incurred during the 2011 plan year for reimbursement from your Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), as applicable.  Be sure to sign … Continue reading

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