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Next Weight Watchers at Work Session Starts May 1

The next 12-week Weight Watchers at Work session begins Thursday, May 1, at noon in the Gables One Tower sixth-floor conference room.

As part of Well ’Canes, this taxable employee benefit provides first-time attendees with 100 percent reimbursement for complete attendance and continuing participants with 50 percent reimbursement for complete attendance. The cost of the program is $156 for new members and $146 for continuing and lifetime members.

The cornerstone of the Weight Watchers program is nutrition, coupled with exercise advice and a very effective behavior modification program, which leads to new eating management skills, safe weight loss, and the ultimate goal of maintenance. For more information, click here or email sheri.lee@miami.edu.

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From Food to Finances, Meditation to Men’s Health, UM’s Week of Well-Being Promotes Holistic Health

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By Robert C. Jones Jr.

Fidelity's Kathy Murphy with UM President Donna E. Shalala during one of the Week of Well-Being's many offerings.

Fidelity’s Kathy Murphy with UM President Donna E. Shalala during one of the Week of Well-Being’s many offerings.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 07, 2014) — It was a “wakeup call” for Kathy Murphy’s mother that came at the wrong time. With three of six children in college, her husband died at 57, leaving her to raise a family alone and figure out how to budget and save.

“We focused a lot on saving, but not investing,” Murphy, president of Fidelity Personal Investing, told an audience of about 300 University of Miami employees. Read the full story

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2014 Benefit Summary Plan Descriptions Now Available Online

The 2014 UM benefit summary plan descriptions (SPD) are now available online. The SPD provides plan participants with information on the UM benefit plans, including when faculty and staff may begin participating in the plan, how service and benefits are calculated, when benefits become vested, when and in what form benefits are paid, and how to file a claim for benefits. You may request a printed copy of the SPD free of charge by contacting a benefits representative at 305-284-3004 or www.miami.edu/benefits/ask.



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Virtual Doctor Visits Available to UM Aetna Members

Need to see a UHealth dermatologist or nutritionist but prefer to stay on the Coral Gables campus? Consider a Telemed appointment. You’ll be able to connect with your UHealth provider from the Daystar building in Coral Gables. Appointments are available for dermatology on most Mondays and for nutrition most Fridays. Schedule your Telemed appointment today at 305-243-6704 to see a dermatologist or 305-243-6831 to see a nutritionist.

To learn more about this benefit, contact your HR Benefits representative at 305-284-3004 or complete the Ask a Benefits Expert online form.


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Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Foote Green

Bring your yoga mat and participate in 45 minutes of stretching and relaxation on the Coral Gables campus’s Foote University Green on Wednesday, March 12, from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays, which are free sessions sponsored by UM Human Resources and the Wellness Centers, are offered exclusively for faculty, staff, and students. If you have any questions, contact HR-Benefits by calling 305-284-3004 or completing the online inquiry form at www.miami.edu/benefits/ask.

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