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myWellness Choices 2014 - Prevention (March 2014)

Preventive care is the most important step you can take to manage your health, because many of the top risk factors leading to illness and premature death are preventable. During the month of February, the Benefits Office will be highlighting the importance of prevention. There are many resources available to you through the JHU medical and dental plans. More...

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Recommendations for 2013 Proposed Benefit Changes from the Benefits Advisory Committee (March 2012)

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...

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What’s Changing and Impact (March 2012)

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,, to learn more. More...

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The university has partnered with Weight Watchers to offer flexible solutions to help you reach that 2012 weight-loss resolution! Benefits eligible employees and retirees can now receive 50% off Weight Watchers programs including At Work meetings, community meetings and Weight Watchers online. The NEW Monthly Pass provides access to both meetings at work, plus unlimited local meetings. Weight Watchers online offers the convenience to follow the plan at your own pace, on your own time, from anywhere. Choose the option that works for you. And now with Weight Watchers PointsPlus, it's a perfect time to start! More...

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