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myWellness Choices 2014 – Surviving Flu Season (January 2015)

We all face the challenge of staying flu free in winter. The first step is to get a free flu shot offered to university employees, but there are lots of other ways to be proactive.

From eating foods that build immunity, to hand washing and getting enough rest, we can do a lot to ensure a flu free winter.

App of the Month: FluView
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/apps/fluview-mobile-app.html
If you’ll be travelling a lot this winter, you may want to check out this app put out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that gives an overview of flu activity across the country.

Enjoy a healthy and happy holiday season! More...

Tags: Healthy at Hopkins, myChoices, Wellness, myWellness

myWellness Choices 2014 - Tobacco Cessation (December 2014)

Participate in the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 20th. Make a plan to quit smoking or quit smoking on this day. Take the first step towards a tobacco free life and utilize the tobacco cessation resources available at JHU.

App of the Month:
My Quit Coach is a great app that can help you to create a personalized plan for quitting. Keep track of your smoking and your cravings!

Web Widget of the Month:
You’ll really think twice about lighting up after you see the new widget Time to Quit. Learn how long it takes your body to recover from the effects of smoking. More...

Tags: Smoking Cessation, myChoices, Wellness

Pharmacy Formulary Changing for 2014 (December 2013)

Express Scripts, the company who manages the university’s prescription benefits for the BlueCross Blue Shield and EHP Classic medical plans has recently announced that they are changing their formulary for 2014. A national panel of physicians and pharmacists continually reviews and compares prescription drugs to ensure the drug list includes proven medications to treat every condition. Some drugs may no longer be included when other safe and effective alternatives are available. More...

Tags: Benefits , Prescription Drug Costs, myChoices

2013 Annual Benefits Enrollment Closed (December 2012)

Online annual enrollment for 2013 university benefits ended on November 12. All full-time benefits eligible faculty and staff will receive a confirmation of their elections by mail in mid-December. If you determine after receiving your confirmation that your enrollment is not correct, please follow the procedure outlined below:

      • Email the university Benefits Service Center at benefits@jhu.edu no later than 12/31/12 with the correction.
      • Enter "2013 Annual Enrollment Correction" in the subject line.
      • You will receive a return email acknowledging receipt of your request.
      • A corrected Confirmation Statement will be mailed to you in January. More...

Tags: Benefits , Annual Enrollment, myChoices