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Message from Charlene Moore Hayes

Soon you'll have the opportunity to make changes to your health, life and other benefits for 2015. The key dates for Annual Enrollment are October 22 through November 12. Over the coming weeks, you'll want to learn more about what's new, plan how to make the most of this opportunity and take action to ensure you choose the 2015 benefits that are best for you and your family.

The myChoices tab on the Benefits website is home for all of your enrollment information and resources. If you'd like to speak live with the Benefits staff and/or our vendor partners, join us at one of our Benefits Fairs, which take place on September 22 at East Baltimore's Turner Auditorium and September 23 at Homewood's Glass Pavilion. We are also holding Town Hall meetings which summarize what's new and actions you need to take by November 12.

You need to make your 2015 benefit decisions between October 22 and November 12 by going online to the myChoices site. Remember - this opportunity only comes around once each year, so take advantage of it!

Learn About the 2015 Health, Life and Other Changes

For 2015 there will be minimal changes to your health, life and other benefits, however, it’s important to use this opportunity to review your 2015 coverage and rates. More...

Tags: Benefits , Annual Enrollment, Healthcare Plans

Be Ready to Take Action at Annual Enrollment

As you plan for Annual Enrollment, research your benefits options, make sure you understand what’s changing for 2015, and use available resources to help you make the best choices for you and your family this year. More...

Tags: Benefits , Annual Enrollment

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts are helpful savings tools. Eligible full-time faculty and staff have the choice to enroll in a Health Care FSA and/or a Dependent Care FSA for 2015. With an FSA, you can contribute up to $2,500 tax-free dollars ($5,000 for a Dependent Care FSA) each year to pay for eligible expenses. You contribute funds through pre-tax payroll deductions. More...

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Planning for the Future

It’s never too early to start saving for retirement. Annual Enrollment is a great time to review your retirement benefits and update your elections. More...

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myWellness Choices 2014 – Financial Wellness

New studies show that Retirement may last 30+ years. This is good news, but not if we ignore the basics of financial wellness and retirement planning. By taking full advantage of your 403(b) plan you can reduce your taxable income now and build savings for the long run. Make sure your retirement will be something to enjoy! More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement, Financial Education Seminars, Wellness

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence can become a workplace safety issue if allowed to escalate. The Office of Work, Life and Engagement has scheduled three sessions of a lunchtime workshop that will provide you with resources to use when you or someone you know is in an intimate relationship with a controlling partner. Click here to read the description - note that one of the sessions is a webinar. More...

Tags: WLE, Safe at Hopkins

October is National Work and Family Month: Join the Celebration

All employees are invited to attend the 2014 Work and Family Fair.
     • Date: Wednesday, October 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     • Location: Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore Campus. (The Johns Hopkins Shuttle makes frequent runs between Johns Hopkins campuses. For more information on shuttle schedules, visit http://ts.jhu.edu/.)
     • Why: More than 30 experts will provide information and resources related to work-life effectiveness. Representatives from local agencies and organizations will be available to discuss child care and parenting, aging parents/older adults, finances, legal issues, disability services, and health and wellness. More...

Tags: WLE

Staff, Faculty, and Students Provide 800 School Uniforms to Support Baltimore City Students

Baltimore City Public Schools has turned to Johns Hopkins to support families who cannot afford the required student uniforms. Since 2011, thanks to the generosity of the Johns Hopkins community, we have met the need. During the 2014 Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive, 400 students from 78 Baltimore City Public Schools were sponsored, providing students with two new uniforms each, to allow them to start the 2014-2015 school year prepared and ready to learn. More...

Tags: Adopt-a-Student, WLE, Community Programs

Johns Hopkins United Way Campaign Kicks Off Oct. 1

Campaign Theme: Changing the Odds for Families and Communities
Save the date: Friday, October 3, Chili Cook-off/Bake-off in the Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Homewood campus. Chefs, bakers, and taste testers stay tuned for more information.

Information about making a pledge and additional events will be available in early October. More...

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Call for nominations: Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service

Nominations are open for the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service, which recognizes outstanding commitments to volunteer community service by members of Johns Hopkins. All faculty, staff, employees, graduate students, and retirees are eligible to be nominated to receive this award. To submit a nomination for the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service, please visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/mlk-awards. More...

Tags: Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, Community Service

Johns Hopkins at Eastern Toastmasters Club

Attend a Toastmasters Club meeting and learn how joining can enhance your personal and career development. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. More...

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Former Sr. Director of Employee and Labor Relations Honored

Pat Day, who retired in November from her position as senior director of employee and labor relations at Johns Hopkins University, has been granted Honorary Life Membership in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Honorary Life Membership is the highest honor for recognizing retired CUPA-HR members who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the higher education human resources profession and long-term leadership in the association. More...

Tags: CUPA-HR, Employee Relations