2016 SMU HR Fair focuses on ‘Healthy Choices – Healthy U’

Human Resources Fair

2016 SMU HR Fair focuses on ‘Healthy Choices – Healthy U’

Stock photo of 'Good Health This Way' highway signLearn more about your 2017 open enrollment options and a variety of other SMU benefits at the University’s 2016 Human Resources Fair Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Representatives for SMU’s retirement programs and health and savings plans will be on site from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center lower level.

This year’s HR Fair feature the following vendors, campus departments and programs:

Benefits

  • BenefitWallet – Health Savings Accounts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas – Medical/Dental Plans
  • Compass Health Services – Health Pros
  • LegalGUARD/PrivacyArmor – Group Legal/Identity Protection
  • Magellan – Employee Assistance Program
  • Prime Therapeutics
  • The Standard – Life Insurance/Disability Plans
  • Transamerica – 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • VSP – Vision Plan

SMU

  • Continuing and Professional Education
  • Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Office of Institutional Access and Equity
  • Parking and ID Card Services
  • Payroll Department
  • SMU Faculty Club
  • SMU Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign
  • SMU Staff Association
  • SMU United Way
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Wellpower

Other vendors

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
  • North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)
  • Zipcar

Chair massages will be available from the SMU Department of Recreational Sports’ licensed massage therapists.

In addition, free flu vaccinations are available at the HR Fair for all benefit-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and retiree spouses. Bring your SMU ID card and visit the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center website for information on how to shorten your wait.

> Visit SMU Human Resources online: smu.edu/hr

September 28, 2016|News, Save the Date|

Check in at SMU’s 2014 HR Fair Wednesday, Oct. 15

Stock image of 'Good Health, This Way' freeway signVendors from SMU’s medical, legal, life insurance and retirement plans will be on hand to discuss your options at the University’s 2014 Human Resources Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

You can learn more about health and savings plans, as well as the new LegalGUARD and PrivacyARMOR option, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms.

Flu shots will be available at the SMU Health Center station, and therapists from Dedman Center Recreational Sports will be on hand to provide chair massages. In addition, fitness instructors from the Center will give demonstrations of GroupX classes in Small Group Training, Zumba, Boot Camp and yoga.

Visitors can also check out Centennial Hall, the interactive exhibit in the Hughes-Trigg lower level featuring high points in SMU history and spotlighting faculty, staff, student and alumni excellence.

Visit SMU Human Resources online

October 9, 2014|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

Health care options in the spotlight at 2013 HR Fair

Stock image of 'Good Health, This Way' freeway signVendors from SMU’s medical plans will be on hand to discuss your health care options at the University’s 2013 Human Resources Fair Oct. 15.

You can learn more about the University’s health, savings and retirement plans during the fair, scheduled for 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms.

Flu shots will be available at the Memorial Health Center station, and SMU Recreational Sports therapists will be on hand to provide chair massages. In addition, Baylor Health Care System will offer bone-density screenings; no appointment is necessary.

Visitors can also check out Centennial Hall, the interactive exhibit in the Hughes-Trigg lower level featuring high points in SMU history and spotlighting faculty, staff, student and alumni excellence.

Visit SMU Human Resources online

October 15, 2013|News, Save the Date|

Open Enrollment 2012 takes place until Oct. 31, 2011

SMU Benefits U logoSMU’s 2012 Open Enrollment takes place Oct. 14-31, 2011. The Open Enrollment period is the only opportunity for SMU employees to make changes to benefits elections for the coming year, except for qualified life event changes.

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, SMU will no longer offer the $500 Deductible option to faculty and staff members. Faculty and staff members who carry this plan need to choose a new option during Open Enrollment 2012. There are no plan design changes to the remaining medical plan options or to the prescription drug plan.

As a result of rising health care costs, medical premiums will rise in 2012 at an average of 9.7 percent. The most significant increases will apply to the $1,000 Deductible option. There will be modest increases to the $2,000 and $2,500 options.

Premiums will remain the same for dental and vision coverage. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the vision plan will offer enhanced retail frame and contact lens benefits, with the purchase allowance increasing from $105 to $130 for both.

In addition, SMU has chosen BlueCross BlueShield of Texas (BCBSTX) to replace Aetna as its new dental plan administrator. You will receive a new combined medical, dental and prescription plan ID card from BCBSTX if you participate in the medical and dental plan in 2012.

> Find more information in the 2012 Benefits Guide, available at HR’s Benefits U page

For 2012 open enrollment, you must take action for the following conditions:

  • You are currently enrolled in the $500 Deductible medical option. If you are enrolled in this option, you may choose a new plan during the open enrollment period. If you do not choose a new plan, you will be enrolled automatically in the $1,000 Deductible option.
  • You want to make changes to your current coverage, including adding or dropping dependents.
  • You want to participate in one or both of the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) in 2012. All faculty and staff members must reconfirm their participation in an FSA even if they participated in an FSA in 2011.
  • You want to participate in the Health Savings Account (HSA) in 2012. All faculty and staff members must reconfirm their participation in the HSA even if they participated in the HSA in 2011.

SMU uses a secure online open-enrollment application available through Access.SMU. To use the application:

  • Enter your Access.SMU user ID and password as you normally would to review your pay statement.
  • Click Benefits in the Employee Self-Service navigation on the right, then choose Benefits Enrollment to access your personalized Open Enrollment record.
  • Be sure to read all instructions carefully before making elections for 2012.

More information on vendors and plan changes will be available at SMU’s 2011 Human Resources Fair, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms. Vendor representatives will be on hand to answer questions about your options.

Human Resources also offers guidance through face-to-face meetings with Benefits Department representatives. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Department of Human Resources, 214-768-3311.

> Find the 2012 Benefits Guide on the web

October 17, 2011|News, Save the Date|
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