Look for Employees’ Retirement Plan (ERP) Statements in the Mail

Participants in the Employees’ Retirement Plan (ERP), the defined benefit retirement plan, will be receiving a statement at their preferred home mailing address in the next few days. This statement provides participants with estimates of their cash balance and monthly payment at their normal retirement date. Participants in the Supplemental Retirement Annuity (SRA), Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) or Faculty Retirement Plan (FRP) may view their account balances at any time by visiting the Fidelity website at www.netbenefits.com/um , or the website of their investment provider.

With your ERP benefit statement in hand, now is the perfect time to meet with a financial representative to review your account balances and help plan for your future. Making an appointment is easy. Just visit www.netbenefits.com/um or call Fidelity at 1-800-343-0860 or TIAA/CREF at 1-866-843-5640. If you’re participating in the Well ’Canes Incentives Program, you’ll earn 150 points for meeting with a Fidelity/TIAA-CREF representative to help you reach your goal of earning $300 in Well ’Canes incentives.

If you have any questions email a Benefits Representative at www.miami.edu/benefits/ask.

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Registration Now Open for Essentials of Leadership May 2015 Series

Managers at the University have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills with Essentials of Leadership, a specialized leadership program comprising interactive modules, leadership discussions, individual assessments, experiential learning activities, and coaching. The program is sponsored by Human Resources. Enrollment for the May 2015 series runs through April 25. To learn more, visit the Essentials of Leadership Program, or contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090.



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Be Smoke Free in 2015

Quitting smoking can be a challenging process, but with the aid of the University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program, which offers free group classes led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist, individuals can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco free. The classes are offered in six-week intervals and the next sessions begin Tuesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 2, at the Miller School of Medicine campus and Wednesday, April 1, at the Coral Gables campus.

Click here for more information and to view a class schedule. This free benefit is available to UM employees, students, and the community. It is sponsored by the AHEC Tobacco Program of the University of Miami and the Florida Department of Health.

For more information or to register, call 305-243-7606 or email Mohammad Asad at MAsad@med.miami.edu.

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Live Debt Free and Within your Means

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program lunchtime seminar will review useful tools for effective money management. Participants will learn to develop a proactive plan for creating a successful financial future by mastering the following: successful budgeting, using credit wisely, improving credit score, strategies to avoid excess debt. A presenter from Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. will address the importance of setting realistic financial goals and implementing simple strategies to make sound financial decisions.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, March 24, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 25, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, March 26, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with Ulearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604


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Sign Up Your Kids Soon! Limited Spots Remain for Herbert Wellness Center’s Mini Canes Summer Camp

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – There are limited spaces still available for full-time faculty and staff,  students, and alumni who wish to enroll their children in the Department of Wellness and Recreation’s Mini Canes Recreational Sports Camp.

Celebrating its 20th summer at UM, Mini Canes Camp offers children ages 6-12 educational and recreational experiences in a high-quality, fun, and safe learning environment. The goal of Mini Canes Camp is to teach campers the importance of developing lifelong sports and recreation skills and a healthy lifestyle, all while having fun.

“Mini Canes Camp is not just a sports camp,” says Tom Soria, assistant director of intramural sports and director of camp at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. “While sport instruction is a key component to our camp activities, we make sure to teach our campers the importance of living a life of wellness.”

Depending on the session, Mini Canes Camp sports offerings include basketball, kickball, flag football, and soccer. Daily swim lessons are a part of all sessions. Special events held throughout each two-week session include wellness education, arts and crafts, cooking lessons, and other special events, such as a carnival and visits from local organizations, such as Zoo Miami.

Mini Canes Camp is divided into four two-week sessions. Parents have the option to sign up their children for any combination of sessions, depending on availability.

Camp Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 8 – 19
  • Session 2: June 22 – July 2 (Closed Friday, July 3)
  • Session 3: July 6 – 17
  • Session 4: July 20 -31

The staff at Mini Canes Camp is made up of well-qualified professionals from UM, Miami-Dade County schools, and college students with an interest in recreation and education. Multiple staff members trained in child CPR/AED are on duty at all times.

Registration for all new campers must be done in person at the Herbert Wellness Center, located on the Coral Gables campus at 1241 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. A parent/legal guardian must be present to register a child for camp and must have a C number and a current ’Cane Card or Alumni Card at the time of registration. To expedite registration, visit www.miami.edu/wellness/camp and download and complete the necessary enrollment packet before in-person registration.

Visit www.miami.edu/wellness/camp or email minicanescamp@miami.edu for complete registration information and for more details about Mini Canes Camp.


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