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October 16, 2012

Open Enrollment for Benefits Begins Oct. 29

By Piper Staff

This year's open enrollment period for benefits begins Monday, Oct. 29 and runs through Monday, Nov. 12.

During the two-week period, Carnegie Mellon employees will be able to select their options for 2013 using the HR Connection website at Employees can choose plans for health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance as well as prescriptions, health care spending and dependent care spending accounts.

To help inform the university community about the options for 2013, Staff Council will host its annual Benefits Open Forum from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 in Rangos 1, University Center. Director of Benefits Mary Oler and her team will present an overview of the choices for 2013 and answer questions.

Information also will be available at the annual Benefits & Fitness Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Rangos Ballroom, UC. Representatives from HR, benefits carriers and health organizations will be in attendance to answer questions. The fair also features wellness screenings, flu shots, raffle drawings and giveaways.

Take a Shot at Preventing the Flu

University Health Services is offering flu vaccine clinics for students, faculty, staff, spouses and partners. Human Resources will cover the cost for staff and faculty and the CMU student insurance plan will cover the vaccine cost for students on the plan. For spouses/partners and students on other plans, the cost is $17 (payment by student account or check only; no cash, please).

The remaining vaccine clinic dates are:
Oct. 19: 9 a.m. - noon, University Center, Pake Room
Oct. 24: 9 a.m. - noon, Mellon Institute
Oct. 30: 3-6 p.m., Hamburg Hall
Nov. 7: 10 a.m. -3 p.m., University Center, Health and Benefits Fair
Nov. 15: 3-6 p.m., Tepper School of Business, Room 109
Please bring your CMU ID card.

Mark Your Calendars

Benefits Open Forum: Noon - 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, Rangos 1, UC
Benefits & Fitness Fair: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, Rangos, UC
Food Drive: Oct. 29 - Nov. 9