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December 12, 2018

Human Resources

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. 

April 21, 2015

Nominations sought to recognize those who champion disability issues

Nominations are being accepted for the 26th annual James T. Neubacher Award, which is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, or alumna or alumnus for significant achievements in:

• Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities.

• Advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities.

April 20, 2015

U-M Shared Services Center offers additional services

Shared Services Center

The SSC Contact Center can help with benefits and finance questions covering:

• Benefits programs and plans

• Change in coverage due to a life event (marriage, birth, adoption, divorce, etc.)

• COBRA administration

• Retirement

March 6, 2015

Faculty, staff asked to suggest Ergonomics Award nominees

Nominations are now being accepted for MHealthy's annual Ergonomics Awards. Any university faculty or staff member can nominate a university unit or employee that has made the workplace safer by implementing ergonomic solutions.

February 4, 2015

University recognized for outstanding work-life effectiveness

The University of Michigan has been recognized by the WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress for strategies and practices that help employees achieve success in work-life effectiveness.

U-M is one of 77 employers, and one of 16 universities, awarded the 2015 Seal of Distinction. 


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