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Join Us at the Benefits Fair

Ready to start thinking about your 2012 benefits? Join us for a Benefits Fair—at East Baltimore’s Turner Concourse on Tuesday, October 4 and Homewood’s Glass Pavilion (Levering Hall) on October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a terrific opportunity to get your benefits questions answered and meet with representatives from our benefit providers, some JHU departments and the Benefits Service Center. More...

Tags: Annual Enrollment

What’s New in Benefits for 2012

Please join the Benefits Service Center for a benefits update, "What’s New for 2012," which is being offered at a location near you between October 5 and October 19. Dates and details will be posted on the Benefits calendar in the coming week. Learn about the enhanced Long Term Care Plan being offered through Marsh Voluntary Benefits and provided by CNA. Get a head start on your planning for 2012 Annual Enrollment. Advance registration is not required. More...

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Trends in Healthcare Coverage

The university, like most other employers, spends a large sum - $113 million- providing health care coverage for its faculty and staff. And healthcare coverage has changed significantly over the past decade in response to soaring healthcare costs and increased healthcare usage. What follows is trend information obtained from Mercer's* 2011 Health Care Survey. More...

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You Wanted to Know – Tips on Working with WageWorks

Based on some of the write-in comments from our 2011 Benefits Survey, some of our faculty and staff would like tips and pointers on working with WageWorks, our Flexible Spending Account (FSA) administrator. Here are some simple guidelines that should simplify the use of your Health and/or Dependent Care FSA: More...

Tags: FSA

Make Time for a Retirement Check-Up This Fall

Annual Enrollment is a great time to check on your retirement savings. Good investors periodically review their investments and rebalance their portfolio to keep it aligned with their investment goals. Given current market conditions, now it's even more important that you have a diversified portfolio-one that can help protect you against losses and keeps your savings on track. More...

Tags: Retirement Education

Fall 2011 Retirement Education Seminars

This fall you can take advantage of a variety of retirement education seminars being offered on campus events.signup4.com/JHU and online http://benefits.jhu.edu/retirement/. These seminars help you better understand and manage your retirement benefits. The live sessions cover a range of new retirement topics including, "Understanding the Language of Investing" and "Charting Your Financial Course-A Guide for Women." The online series covers topics presented last fall including how to plan for retirement during each stage of your career. These sessions are brought to you by the university and our partners, TIAA-CREF. More...

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It’s Not Too Early to Plan for Retiree Health Coverage

Did you know that once you retire, you may be eligible to continue your university-provided medical and dental coverage? You only need to meet certain age and service requirements at the time you retire. Keep in mind, however, that the cost of retiree coverage is more than you pay as an active employee today. That's because the university contributes more towards the cost of active coverage than retiree coverage. So it's important to factor in the cost of your medical/dental benefits as you plan your future retirement savings. More...

Tags: Retiree Medical

Considering Long Term Care Insurance?

Perhaps you have an aging parent or have seen an elderly relative or friend struggle with chronic health issues. Long term care insurance may be something to consider. It provides financial assistance in the event that you, your spouse, same-sex domestic partner, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, or grandparents-in-law need medical and personal care for a chronic health condition or disability. This benefit could give you and your family much-needed health and financial security during retirement. More...

Tags: Retiree Medical

Join Us for Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes

Partner with the HR team to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against diabetes. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). You can help out by volunteering to create or join a fundraising team for the Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes event at Brewers Hill/Canton Waterfront on October 1, 2011. More...

Tags: Volunteer, Diabetes