Category Archives: Resources

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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Updated Process for Requesting SMU’s Tuition Benefit

The process to request Tuition Benefits in my.SMU for student as employee was recently updated.  Upon submission of the request by the employee, the manager will now receive an email from the my.SMU system and will have ten (10) days … 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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Supervisor Checklist for Hiring Student Workers

Supervisor Checklist for Hiring Student Workers The beginning of the fall semester signifies the end of summer and, for anyone supervising student workers, it is also the time to confirm your new and returning student workers are on-boarded and prepared … 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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Coordinated Health and Wellness Benefits Programs Support SMU Employees with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Beyond

SMU has been working proactively with Blue Cross Blue Shield to establish the coordination of benefits for health care related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Testing to diagnose COVID-19, when medically necessary and consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Continue reading

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