New emphasis, familiar fun mark Health and Wellness Week 2008

SMU Healthy U logoSMU’s 2008 Health and Wellness Week will feature an enhanced emphasis on education about benefits and wellness choices, while keeping fun in the mix with prizes, giveaways and healthy food offerings.

Health and Wellness Week runs Oct. 13-17, with most educational sessions and other events taking place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Oct. 15-16. Read more.

Open Enrollment

Health and Wellness Week 2008 falls at the beginning of SMU’s annual Benefits Open Enrollment period (Oct. 13-31), during which faculty and staff members may make changes to their 2009 benefits elections. Several sessions on Oct. 15-16 will help enrollees make informed decisions about the benefits plans that best meet their needs. Sessions include “How to Choose the Right Medical Plan” and “Dental Care – It’s Not Just About Your Pearly Whites.”

This year, for the first time, faculty and staff members can make 2009 benefits elections through Access.SMU Benefits Open Enrollment. Human Resources will host several sessions that include live demonstrations of the online enrollment application during Health and Wellness Week.

Prizes, giveaways and more

Faculty and staff members who attend at least one session will receive a T-shirt and a reusable/recyclable bag and will be registered for a drawing for an iPod Shuffle. Bring a lunch and catch up with friends at the New You Café, where SMU Dining Services will be offering healthy appetizers and desserts.

Find more information – including a complete schedule and vendor list – and register for educational sessions at the Health and Wellness Week website.