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Beneficiary Designations

It is very important that you designate one or more beneficiaries for your SMU Basic Group Life Insurance and, if enrolled, your Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance.  It is equally important to designate beneficiaries for your SMU 403(b) Retirement Plan.  … Continue reading

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SMU 403(b) Retirement Plan – NYL Rate Change

The interest rate for deposits between 01/01/2017 and 06/30/2017 is 2.10% on an annualized basis for the NYL Guaranteed Interest Account.

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You Can Continue Using CVS!

We heard from several employees who were told by their CVS pharmacist that CVS is no longer in SMU’s BCBSTX pharmacy network. CVS was eliminated from the BCBSTX fully-insured plans, including the SMU Student Health Plan. This does not apply … Continue reading

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Recent Market Volatility – Transamerica’s Perspective

Turn on the news or go online and it seems there are almost as many explanations and theories as there are people offering them. Transamerica feels the recent declines have been driven by numerous factors. Chief among them is what’s … Continue reading

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Men’s Health: Prevent the Top Threats

Do you know the greatest threats to men’s health? Surprisingly, the list is short. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top causes of death among adult men in the U.S. are heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic … Continue reading

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SMU 403(b) Retirement Plan: “10-Minute Tips” Presentation

Interested in learning more about the Southern Methodist University retirement plan? Let Transamerica provide helpful retirement planning with their 10-Minute Tips presentation! Consider their 10-Minute Tips presentations for your staff meetings and make the 10-Minute investment in your staff’s retirement future! SMU’s Transamerica … Continue reading

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Dougherty’s Pharmacy is Back in the SMU Pharmacy Network!

Following aggressive negotiations with Express Scripts, Dougherty’s Pharmacy has rejoined the SMU pharmacy network.  This was particularly important for SMU because Dougherty’s Pharmacy is one of a small number of pharmacies that can prepare and dispense compounded prescription medications. Express Scripts … Continue reading

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Living with arthritis and related conditions…

Are you or a loved one living with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout or fibromyalgia? Visit the Arthritis Foundation for the latest news on medications and research, valuable information about pain relief, exercise routines, and much more.

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CVS & Walgreen Pharmacies Are Out-of-Network Effective January 1, 2014!

As a reminder, effective January 1, 2014, CVS and Walgreens pharmacies will no longer be in the SMU Health & Wellness Plan pharmacy network administered by Express Scripts. If you currently use CVS or Walgreens to fill your prescription medications, … Continue reading

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

Diabetes… if you don’t live with it yourself, then it’s likely you have a family member or friend who does.  This November during National Diabetes Month, ask yourself if you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes and take steps to … Continue reading

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