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Recommendations for 2013 Proposed Benefit Changes from the Benefits Advisory Committee

The Benefits Advisory Committee recently completed a comprehensive review of the university’s benefit programs at the request of Provost Lloyd Minor and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration Daniel Ennis. The goal of the review was to evaluate ways of reducing benefits program expenses by 5% ($10 to $15 million). These reductions are necessary in light of increased pressure on the university’s financial position. More...

Tags: Benefits , Health and Welfare

What’s Changing and Impact

Because health care costs are increasing more quickly than any other costs, the Benefits Advisory Committee felt strongly that the design of our health care plan needs to be addressed. Rest assured this is the first of many communications you will receive about this topic in the weeks and months ahead. We want to ensure you have ample time to understand the changes and what they mean for you. Later this year, we’re launching an education campaign that will help employees understand the best ways to manage their health care dollars—everything from tips on how to avoid the emergency room to taking advantage of a health care flexible spending account. Keep an eye on the benefits website, benefits.jhu.edu, to learn more. More...

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Partnership with Y of Central Maryland Benefits Johns Hopkins

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement manages a partnership with the Y of Central Maryland that discounts membership fees and reserves up to 50 spaces in Y Journeys at Weinberg, an early childhood development program. Consider joining the Y as part of a healthy lifestyle. More...

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Y of Central Maryland Membership

JHU faculty and staff can join the Y of Central Maryland with no initiation fee (a $99 savings) and a reduced monthly cost as low as $44/month; no contract required. Special: no membership fee due for the month of February. (Contact your local Y for more details.) More...

Tags: Work/Life, Childcare

Y Journeys in Early Childhood Development at Weinberg

Spaces are reserved in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Y Early Childhood Development Center for full-time, benefitted Johns Hopkins faculty and staff. More...

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Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) Can Help Strengthen Your Heart

Anger, depression, and stress—especially chronic stress—can lead to high blood pressure, arterial damage, irregular heart rhythms and a weakened immune system. Do you struggle with unmanaged stress, anxiety, anger, or other emotions? Do you feel unable to make changes that will improve the emotional health of your heart? Are you concerned about the emotional health of a loved one? Consider contacting the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) at 443-997-7000. FASAP is a free, confidential referral service for you and your family—a benefit for faculty, staff, and employees of the Johns Hopkins Institutions. Immediate openings are available in the schedule. More...

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