5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
We’re highlighting the key things you need to know and do to make the most of your Total Rewards benefits plan during open enrollment.

Review your benefits
Now through Friday, Nov. 1
Unless you make changes in Workday, your current benefits, with the exception of flexible spending account elections, will roll over to 2020. You should review your current elections and think about any planned medical or dental procedures for 2020 to decide if you want to stay in your current plan. View the medical plan comparison chart for common procedures and costs.

Attend a Benefits Fair
Multiple dates and locations
Starting today, faculty and staff can visit benefits fairs at each campus and satellite locations to connect with benefits experts and learn more about open enrollment, review retirement planning, and get a free flu shot. View the full schedule here. Can’t make it to a benefits fair? In-person and live-streamed information sessions are also available.

Share your thoughts
Are you currently using UHealth providers and services? Or do you have a preferred health care provider elsewhere? UHealth wants to hear about your patient experiences. Your feedback is essential in helping UHealth provide the best care and service. Visit uhealthfeedback.org to complete a quick and confidential survey to help us better serve you and your family, and our community.

Get a flu shot 
Getting the flu shot is an excellent way to protect our patients, our families, and ourselves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone six months and older. When planning for a flu shot, don’t forget to wear a short sleeve shirt or blouse as the vaccine is given in the upper arm. Walgreens will be administering flu shots this year at the benefits fairs. Can’t make it? Visit one of these sites on campus or other health care providers, such as Walgreens, Veterans Administration Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, a personal UM health care provider, or CVS, among others.

Pro tip: UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine have an official influenza vaccination policy that requires all designated health care workers to be vaccinated. Submit your flu vaccine documentation here by Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Learn more.

Need help? 
Experts from HR-Total Rewards, your pay and benefits team, have answered the top benefits-related questions from faculty and staff. Read more about open enrollment and get answers to frequently asked questions. You can also complete the online inquiry form or call 305-284-3004 to speak with a total rewards specialist. Learn more at miami.edu/oe.