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What You Need to Know About What’s Changing for 2013

Earlier this month, we announced the 2013 benefit changes. These changes are expected to slow the university’s rate of benefits expense growth, while maintaining a competitive benefits program. Click here to read more about what’s changing. More...

Tags: Benefits , 2013 Changes

Introducing the New Health Care Premium Net Impact, Online Modeling and Decision Support Tools

Now is a good time to evaluate your current medical coverage and confirm that it continues to meet your and your family’s needs. To help you make the right benefit decisions, we are offering three new online tools for 2013: the Health Care Premium Net Impact Tool, the Medical Plan Cost Estimator Tool (MPCE) and Medical Plan Coverage Comparison Tool (MPCC). You can use these tools as a three-step process to help you understand how the changes compare your premiums from 2012 to 2013, estimate the approximate cost of your coverage under each plan (including how much you should contribute to a Health Care Flexible Spending Account) and compare the features of your three medical plan choices. More...

Tags: Health Care Premium Net Impact Tool, Medical Plan Comparison Chart, Medical Plan Cost Estimator Tool

Is a Flexible Spending Account the Right Choice for 2013?

Participating in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a great way to save money in 2013. More...

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Learn More about Our New Critical Illness Insurance and Accident Insurance

We are pleased to announce two new voluntary insurance benefits that can help fill the gap between some of your core benefits. More...

Tags: 2013 Changes, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance

Get Ready for 2013 Annual Enrollment

Now is a good time to take a fresh look at your benefit options by:
    •  Exploring the myChoices tab on the Benefits website, finding out what’s new and checking out the new resources,
    •  Comparing the features and pricing of your medical plans and other benefit choices, and
    •  Choosing the benefits that are best for you and your family once enrollment begins on October 19. More...

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Don’t Forget to Check Your Beneficiary!

Enrollment is a good time to consider your personal finances and make sure your family members are protected. Do you know who you have listed as a beneficiary for your university-provided life insurance? How about your retirement accounts? More...

Tags: Retirement, Insurance

Processing Religious Workplace Accommodations

JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) has developed a formal process for assisting employees with requests for religious accommodation in the workplace. Employees may now submit requests through OIE, and OIE will work with the employee, their supervisor and HR to recommend reasonable religious accommodations. Visit OIE’s website at: to learn more, or contact Allison J. Boyle, Director for Equity Compliance and Education at: (410) 516-8075 or More...

Tags: Office of Institutional Equity, Accommodations

October is National Work and Family Month: Join the Celebration

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement has the following events planned to celebrate National Work and Family Month. More...

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Give a day, change a mind

Johns Hopkins is pleased to partner with the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) as they seek volunteers to join their Achievement Counts Speakers Bureau. Volunteers inform, motivate and inspire eighth- and ninth-grade students statewide to prepare them for college and careers. The Achievement Counts message increases students’ awareness about the importance of rigorous coursework, college/career expectations and the realities of life after high school. Eighty-three percent of students say their speaker influenced their academic decisions. More...

Tags: Volunteer, WLE

Staff, Faculty, and Students Provide 1,600 School Uniforms to Support Baltimore City Students

Thank you to the faculty, staff, and students who generously sponsored elementary, middle, and high school students whose families are unable to purchase their mandatory school uniforms. In its 2nd year, the Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Student Uniform drive sponsored 800 students, an increase of 660 students from the inaugural drive, by collecting donations of $40 to purchase two complete uniforms for each student. More...

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Johns Hopkins United Way Campaign Kicks Off with a Goal of $2.2 Million for 2012

Key Events:
    •  10/17/2012: Kick-off Breakfast
    •  11/09/2012: Chili Cook-off and Bake-off

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

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Join us for Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes

Did you know nearly 400,000 Marylanders have diabetes? The prevalence of diabetes in our state exceeds the national average. Join Johns Hopkins and the American Diabetes Association in raising awareness and funds in the fight against this disease. Register to walk in the Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes event being held in Baltimore on Saturday, October 6 or sponsor a Johns Hopkins University team. More...

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Financial Education Seminar Series Continues

Continuing this fall is the JHU partnership with TIAA-CREF for the Financial Education Seminar series. You are invited to attend each of these informative sessions and get a head start on preparing for a better retirement. More...

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