Hello and welcome back! All of a sudden it’s August. How did that happen? IU campuses are all abuzz with the excitement of the new 2015-16 academic year.
After completing the articles for this newsletter, a theme emerged and we’re pretty excited about it. We’re all about losses and gains—the kind you want to have in life because they help make you feel good and more secure. Every little bit helps, right?
This issue features benefits the university has offered for a number of years—programs that enhance the 'big' benefits you receive like medical care, retirement plans, and time off. We hand-picked a number of 'small' benefits based on the positive feedback we've received from participants. But don't be deceived by their size. These are high-quality programs with great value and at no cost to you. They help round out the university's overall package that strives to protect and enhance our well-being.
If you participate in any of these programs, please write or call and let us know about your experience. It would mean a lot!
If you struggle with weight loss and don’t know where to turn, consider Weight Talk, a free program for those in an IU medical plan with a BMI of 23 or higher.
If you’re not familiar with the saying, Don't leave money on the table, it means to cut yourself short, or to let a financial good slip through your fingers. We don’t want to see this happen to you!
If you are receiving this newsletter, you are probably enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan. But did you know this means you are also automatically enrolled in vision coverage? You are not paying extra for it either. We want to make sure you know about this benefit so you can use it for yourself and your family members.
When you have a non-emergency medical issue or question, help is just a phone call away. This could be for when you’re not sure if you need to see a doctor or you want advice about treating an issue at home. It could also be to ask a question about an existing condition or diagnosis.
In the March issue of HR Today, we published an article “Travel Tips and Insider Info.” One of these tips is that employees can use IU Travel Management Services for personal travel and receive discounts on airlines, hotels, and ground transportation.