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Well ’Canes Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Challenge Begins November 3

How would you like to earn 100 points toward your Well ’Canes incentives goal? Register today and begin participating in the Well ’Canes Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Challenge from November 3 through November 24. This challenge will encourage you to increase your consumption of fruits and veggies by including one serving of each per day for fifteen days during the three-week challenge duration. A 100-point bonus can be earned by logging your weight once a week. Registration begins Monday, October 27.

The 2014 Well ’Canes Wellness Incentive Program allows you to earn up to $300 by earning reward points for completing various preventive health care activities. Learn more and register at miami.edu/wellcanes.

If you have questions about the 2014 Well ’Canes Incentives Program, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or complete the online inquiry form at miami.edu/benefits/ask.

 

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Register October 13-19 for Pilates at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 9, 2014) – Registration for the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Reformer Pilates classes opens Monday, October 13 and closes Sunday, October 19. Register by calling the sales office at 305-284-5433 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. or register online.

See the full schedule of classes by clicking here.

Reformer Pilates classes at the Herbert Wellness Center, available to members and non-members, are taught using Peak Pilates MVe reformer and tower systems. These classes focus on building core strength and endurance, increasing flexibility, improving muscle tone, and enhancing concentration. To allow for personalized instruction, there is a maximum of five participants in group classes. Classes are held in the Pilates studio on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center.

 

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Aetna Medical Plan Provider, VitalMD, to End Contract Effective November 15

VitalMD is a large physician practice in Florida consisting primarily of ob-gyn providers.  The University recently learned that, after several months of contract negotiations, the contract between VitalMD and Aetna will terminate on November 15, 2014. Negotiations, however, are still ongoing and the University has expressed to Aetna its earnest desire to retain VitalMD within the Aetna network.

If you are currently pregnant or are receiving medical treatment for a serious medical condition from a VitalMD physician, you may apply for Transition of Coverage from Aetna.  If approved by Aetna, this may enable you to continue your current treatment with your VitalMD physician despite termination of the contract.

Aetna members will receive letters regarding the upcoming contract termination.  Please note that a small number of letters were sent in error related to physicians who are not directly employed by VitalMD, and correction letters were sent out immediately following confirming that those providers will remain in the Aetna network.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact HR Benefits by completing the online inquiry form atbmiami.edu/benefits/ask.

To schedule an appointment with a UHealth physician, call UHealth Connect, the UM employee-dedicated appointment line, at 305-243-CARE (2273).

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Open Enrollment Ends October 31

Open Enrollment, which runs October 13-31, is your annual opportunity to review, enroll in, or make changes to your medical, dental, flexible spending, and disability benefits. If you are currently participating in the University’s medical plan, please remember that your medical plan elections do not roll over. You must either elect or decline medical coverage for 2015 as well as confirm your smokers’ and spousal surcharge elections during Open Enrollment. If you do not, you and your covered dependents will be placed in the Aetna HRA option, and the increased smokers’ and spousal surcharges will apply for 2015.

Please visit the Open Enrollment website for more information about your 2015 benefits and the open enrollment process, and to review the webcast and live information sessions schedule.

This is also a great time to review your retirement savings. If you are a participant in the Faculty Retirement Plan or the Employees’ Retirement Plan, Open Enrollment is the perfect time to begin or increase your voluntary contributions, in addition to what the University is contributing, to help secure your financial wellness. If you are in the Retirement Savings Plan, you could be missing out on free money if you’re contributing less than 5 percent to the plan. Visit netbenefits.com/um or call 1-800-642-7131 to get started. You can receive personalized assistance in person or by phone. It’s never too early or too late to get started.

If you have any questions about your ’Canes Total Rewards or the Open Enrollment process, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or miami.edu/benefits/ask.

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Open Enrollment Begins October 13

Open Enrollment begins October 13 and runs through October 31. This is your annual opportunity to review, enroll in, or make changes to your medical, dental, flexible spending, and disability benefits. If you are currently participating in the University’s medical plan, please remember that your medical plan elections do not roll over. You must either elect or decline medical coverage for 2015 as well as confirm your smokers’ and spousal surcharge elections during Open Enrollment. If you do not, you and your covered dependents will be placed in the Aetna HRA option, and the increased smokers’ and spousal surcharges will apply for 2015.

Please visit the Open Enrollment website for more information about your 2015 benefits, the open enrollment process, and to review the webcast and live information sessions schedule. And don’t forget to mark your calendars to visit the Benefits Fair featuring a Workday preview, a glimpse at the new Career and Compensation program, benefits vendors, giveaways, free chair massages, flu shots, and more. Click here to view the complete schedule.

This is also a great time to review your retirement savings. If you are a participant in the Faculty Retirement Plan or the Employees’ Retirement Plan, Open Enrollment is the perfect time to begin or increase your voluntary contributions, in addition to what the University is contributing, to help secure your financial wellness. If you are in the Retirement Savings Plan, you could be missing out on free money if you’re contributing less than 5 percent to the plan. Visit netbenefits.com/um or call 1-800-642-7131 to get started. You can receive personalized assistance in person or by phone. It’s never too early or too late to get started.

If you have any questions about your ’Canes Total Rewards or the Open Enrollment process, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or miami.edu/benefits/ask.

 

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