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Information on Anthem Data Breach

Recent Anthem information: Anthem update 2.20.15

Updated information:  Anthem update 2.6.15

Information from DHRM:  Anthem Data Breach


Discount Tickets Available for Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to North Stafford High School February 25 -see here for more information on discount tickets: Harlem Globetrotters

March Individual Counseling with Fidelity

Our Fidelity consultant will be on campus Monday, March 23 in Lee Hall 412. Instructions on how to schedule an appointment are on the right hand side of the announcement. Please note that appointments are also open to non-Fidelity clients for general retirement planning. Fidelity Campus Announcement University of Mary Washington

Disney on Ice

Discount tickets available for shows at the Verizon Center in February: Disney on Ice

Service Awards

Congratulations to those employees who have reached milestone years!   Check out the list of  January Service Award Recipients.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:

 Presentations by Anthem, our Employee Assistance Program provider:

Your Healthy Heart – February 18, 2015 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am (ITCC, 210)

Pay attention to your heart health. It’s one of the best things you can do to improve your quality of life, longevity and overall health. In this seminar, we will talk about the different terms and factors you need to know for better heart health.

Bullying in the Workplace – open for employees only who do not supervise- March 17, 2015 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Lee Hall, 412)

Workforce environments are experiencing increased bullying. Regardless of the contributing factors— stress due to downsizing, sandwich generation issues and/or financial strains bullying deteriorates productivity. This class will discuss the warning signs and strategies for both employees and employers to cope with bullying in the workplace.

To register for the EAP sessions, please go to: https://covkc.virginia.gov/umw/Kview/CustomCodeBehind/Customization/Login/COV_Login.aspx

  1. Log into UMW Global
  2. Go into the Learning Center.
  3. Select Course Catalog.
  4. Enter the search terms:  UMW, EAP.
  5. Click search.
  6. Click on the title of the course you are interested in registering for.
  7. Click on the title again in the new page that opened up for you.
  8. Click Enroll.

If you have any questions or need accommodations please contact Jennifer Cooper (jcooper4@umw.edu or x1046) in the Office of Human Resources.

Impact of Same Sex Ruling on Commonwealth Health Benefits

Based on Virginia’s recent legal recognition of same-sex marriages, we want to provide you with information about the impact of that decision on health benefits.  Please see Impact of Same Sex Ruling on Commonwealth Health Benefits for more information.

Free Flu Shots

Free flu shots are available again this year at pharmacies participating in your health plan’s network – COVA Care, COVA HDHP and COVA HealthAware. Members also may receive flu shots at no cost from network physicians’ offices and other participating providers. Kaiser Permanente HMO members must go to a participating Kaiser medical center.

Additional 2014-2015 Flu Shot information is located at

VRS Hybrid Members Only

This is a friendly reminder that the First Quarter 2015 deadline for members making or updating Hybrid voluntary contributions is Monday, December 15, 2014.

Plan Features of Hybrid Retirement Plan PDF and last quarter Investment Performance.

New Incentive Programs Added

For some long-term health conditions, you may receive certain drugs or supplies at NO COST:  http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/docs/default-source/benefitsdocuments/ohb/myactivehealthflyer.pdf?sfvrsn=2