health care

  1. January 17, 2022

    2021 FSA spending deadline extended through Dec. 31

    The university has extended the deadline to Dec. 31 for faculty and staff to use pre-tax funds set aside through their 2021 flexible spending accounts.

  2. January 13, 2022

    News beats social, alternative media for accurate health information

    Accuracy and truth, according to a new study involving three countries, including the United States, has been found by individuals who rely more on mainstream news.

  3. November 9, 2020

    Challenge to Affordable Care Act threatens women’s health care

    The Affordable Care Act has improved women’s reproductive health care, but a looming legal challenge threatens those gains. Ruth Zielinski, clinical professor of nursing, and Nicholas Bagley, professor of law, discuss the challenge.

  4. October 26, 2020

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  5. August 31, 2020

    Those at risk for diabetes eligible for free prevention program

    U-M faculty, staff and retirees with higher-than-normal blood sugar can participate in a free diabetes prevention program if enrolled in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network health plans.

  6. May 28, 2020

    #FitForTheFrontLine supports health care workers

    Michigan Medicine, in partnership with 21 other health care systems and NBC Universal, has joined a national fitness challenge to get people moving in ways that are compatible with social distancing. #FitForTheFrontLine began May 26 and culminates June 14. Similar to a virtual 5K run, participants pledge to exercise on their own time between now…
  7. May 5, 2020

    Job cuts, other steps part of Michigan Medicine economic recovery plan

    Michigan Medicine will undertake an economic recovery plan that includes furloughs or layoffs for hundreds of employees as well as other measures to cover hundreds of millions of dollars in projected losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. April 8, 2020

    University expands health benefits for COVID-19 care

    U-M has revised its health benefits in a continuing effort to ensure its communities have the comprehensive care needed during the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  9. March 26, 2020

    HR announces benefit updates in response to COVID-19

    Members of the U-M community covered under university health plans now have coverage for virtual medical and behavioral health visits, and cost sharing is waived for virtual medical visits through April 30.

  10. March 20, 2020

    Researchers, community donate protective gear to aid COVID-19 fight

    U-M’s hospitals and clinics currently have the gear needed to protect themselves and others as they care for those with COVID-19. But Michigan Medicine is asking for donations now so supplies will be sufficient when needed.