Category Archives: Benefits

Midyear Reminders for Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA Participants

Health Care FSA  Expanded Health Care FSA Carryover Provision If you enrolled in the 2020 Health Care FSA, the plan will allow you to carry over any unused funds from the 2020 plan year into the 2021 plan year. The … Continue reading

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Important Updates to SMU Pharmacy Benefits Effective August 2021

Beginning in August 2021 there will be a couple of changes in pharmacy benefits. These changes will ONLY impact the following individuals: Those who use AllianceRx mail order pharmacy for prescriptions, generally for ongoing or maintenance medications Those who use … Continue reading

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‘FLOATING HOLIDAY’ TO REPLACE TRADITIONAL FALL HOLIDAY DUE TO COVID-19

This message was originally sent to SMU employees on June 25, 2020 at 10:23 AM. As SMU students will be in class on Labor Day 2020 to accommodate revisions to the fall semester, SMU offices will remain open and staffed … Continue reading

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SMU Vaccine Update

SMU recently received approval from the state to be a COVID-19 vaccination provider for the campus community through the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. Plans are in place to offer the vaccine to all staff, as well as their partners … Continue reading

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Holiday Caregiving Tips from Cariloop, an SMU Benefit Vendor

How to ensure your loved one’s well-being this holiday season During this National Family Caregivers Month, we at Cariloop are particularly mindful of the upcoming holiday season. The holidays are an important time for many caregivers as you visit loved … Continue reading

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Resources for Flu Shots for SMU Employees

During the COVID-19 pandemic getting your flu shot is more important than ever, especially if you are in a high risk group. The influenza vaccine will not prevent the coronavirus, but reducing the overall burden of respiratory illnesses is vital … Continue reading

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Wellpower Launch Coming Soon – Rewards, Challenges, Recipes, and More

The new SMU Wellpower portal will launch September 1, 2020 for all benefit-eligible faculty and staff. The new portal will be available online and as an app for your mobile device. Sync with a wearable device to help with tracking … Continue reading

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Magellan EAP Introduces BetterHealth Virtual Therapy

Magellan Healthcare’s Employee Assistance Program, (EAP) offers comprehensive virtual therapy options through BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling service. BetterHelp provides counseling for the entire family—individuals, couples and teens (with parental consent and in accordance with applicable law and clinical … Continue reading

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SMU Benefits Available for You to Utilize!

Over the last few months, the Department of Human Resources has worked diligently with several of our vendors to offer additional benefits to our SMU benefits-eligible employees as well as extend several of our programs to allow further coverage. We … Continue reading

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Submit a Tuition Benefit Request for Academic Year 2021.

A Tuition Benefit Request will need to be submitted if you, your spouse, and/or dependent(s) are a continuing student or new student for the 2021 Academic Year (Fall 2020 – Summer 2021) before the start of the Fall 2020 term. … Continue reading

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