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September 21, 2015

New tax reporting under health care reform takes effect in 2016

The Affordable Care Act will affect the way individuals and families file their taxes starting next year, with a new tax form and a requirement for the university to report dependent tax identification information to the Internal Revenue Service.

September 8, 2015

Active U Autumn starts Sept. 22; registration now open

Thousands of university faculty, staff and students will soon start tracking their time being active — walking, doing yoga, swimming, going to the gym, playing a sport — determined to reach their weekly exercise goal in Active U Autumn.

August 24, 2015

Nominees sought for Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award, which recognizes individual staff members and teams that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in supporting diversity at the university.

August 17, 2015

Open Enrollment for 2016 benefits includes life insurance

Faculty and staff who want to enroll in the university's Optional Life Insurance plan or increase their coverage level can do so during this year's Open Enrollment  — Oct. 26-Nov. 6 — without having to provide a health statement of insurability for limited coverage increases.

August 11, 2015

Services help employees return to work after illness or injury

For faculty and staff members facing a medical leave due to illness or injury, the university offers a spectrum of coordinated services that can provide valuable assistance while they are away and help them return to work in a safe and efficient manner.

July 27, 2015

U-M Premier Care to cover diabetes prevention program

U-M Premier Care members who meet clinical criteria for prediabetes will be able participate in a Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost through a new collaboration between the Benefits Office, MHealthy and Blue Care Network.

July 13, 2015

Health-minded employees sought for MHealthy Champions

Creating a thriving, healthy workplace culture where people can be their best happens one department, unit and school at a time.

Now through the end of July, MHealthy is recruiting faculty and staff members to serve as MHealthy Champions within their work area. 

June 4, 2015

President's Staff Innovation Award winners announced

Ashley Harris, research laboratory specialist intermediate in the Translational Oncology Program, and the U-M Crowdfunding Taskforce have been selected as the winning individual and team recipients of the President’s Staff Innovation Award.

June 2, 2015

Winning departments announced for 2015 Ergonomics Awards

Four university areas were recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.

Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment, redesigning work processes or offering educational opportunities. 

April 29, 2015

Two new exercise programs now available through MHealthy

Now that Active U is over, many in the university community may be looking for ways to keep the momentum going and stay motivated to meet their physical activity goals this spring.

MHealthy is offering two new exercise programs to meet the needs of both wearable-tracker owners and those who like tracking their workouts online. 

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