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Team 3 wins Irish Health Challenge

Published: Thu Dec 5, 2013 at 05:20PM


Congratulations to Team 3 (Campus Services, Facilities Design & Operations, Finance, and OIT) for having the highest percentage of members completing both a health screening and Your HRQ. Five lucky members of Team 3 (and one member of the remaining teams) soon will each receive their $1000 prizes. Who are they? Stay tuned! Read full article

MyTimeOff now on InsideND

Published: Thu Dec 5, 2013 at 01:00PM

mytimeoff (login required), the new online tool for requesting, approving, and tracking leave requests for exempt staff, is now available to exempt employees and their managers in the My Quick Apps channel of InsideND Read full article

Elkhart urgent care center now in CHA Network

Published: Thu Dec 5, 2013 at 01:00PM


Med-Point Urgent Care Center in Elkhart is now a CHA Network participating provider!

Hours: 8 am. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week
Address: 3301 CR-6 East, Elkhart, IN
Phone: 574-266-5342

More about Notre Dame employee healthcare benefits and provider networks Read full article

2014 Retirement counseling and NDRetire sessions announced

Published: Thu Dec 5, 2013 at 12:00PM

Retirement Counseling Sessions

In order to assist you in planning for your retirement, representatives from Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF and The Vanguard Group are on campus regularly for individual counseling sessions. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to discuss topics such as finding the right investment mix to suit your needs, investing to achieve your long-term goals, and the tax advantages of savings through the University’s 403(b) plan. Read full article

2014 benefits confirmation statements now available

Published: Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 12:00PM

The 2014 Open Enrollment period has closed, and your 2014 Benefits Confirmation Statement is now available for review online at:

The statement summarizes your 2014 elections. The elections you made to your medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, and life insurance benefits during the Open Enrollment period are reflected in the statement. If you did not make any elections during the Open Enrollment period, the statement summarizes those benefits that were automatically carried over from 2013. Note: flexible spending account elections do not automatically carry over. Read full article

December/January Be Well Series - Smoking Cessation

Published: Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

The Be Well Series is a monthly health and wellness education series for benefit-eligible faculty and staff and their spouses. From high blood pressure to skin cancer to home safety, these quick on-campus programs are designed to help you lead a happier, healthier life.

December 2013-January 2014: Smoking Cessation…

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Great American Smokeout - Thursday, Nov. 21

Published: Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 04:00PM

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — Nearly 1 in every 5 adults.

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Read full article

United Way Campaign Update

Published: Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 09:00AM


As of the week of November 11, the University has passed the 50 percent mark in the 2013 United Way campaign with $151,585.31 raised so far.

United Way Campaign in November ND Works (PDF)

The generosity of the Notre Dame community in the 2012-2013 United Way campaign made a tremendous impact in St. Joseph County, raising $304,757.39 to help increase graduation rates, provide academic literacy programs, and more. Five percent of your donations support the Employee Compassion Fund for members of the campus community with catastrophic needs. Read full article

New COBRA administrator announced

Published: Mon Nov 4, 2013 at 12:40PM

Effective November 1, the management of Notre Dame’s COBRA administration has transitioned from Meritain to Infinisource.

Current COBRA participants and those in their election period have already been informed of this transition. Faculty, staff and their dependents who participate in a medical plan, dental plan, vision plan, flexible spending account or are eligible to use the Notre Dame Wellness Center and have a future occurrence of a “qualifying event” may look forward to receiving information from Infinisource Read full article

ImproveND survey open through Nov. 22

Published: Mon Nov 4, 2013 at 12:00PM


ImproveND, a bi-annual survey of Notre Dame campus services, opened November 4 and continues through November 22.

The 20-minute, confidential survey offers an opportunity for Notre Dame faculty and staff to provide feedback about the quality of a wide variety of internal services at the University. Read full article


Published: Mon Nov 4, 2013 at 11:00AM

Following Saving for College Week activities in September, was launched to provide additional information on preparing financially for a child’s future education. The site contains information about selecting, opening and funding a 529 Plan. It also features details about various college savings plans, including the Private College 529 Plan that the University participates in, along with additional resources and a listing of upcoming Saving for College events. Read full article

Children’s Educational Benefits Information Session - Thurs. 11/7

Published: Mon Nov 4, 2013 at 10:00AM

Please join us to learn more about the Educational Benefits offered by the University for children of eligible faculty and staff.

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
DeBartolo Hall, Room 102
(Parking in B1 lot south of stadium)

The information session will:

  • Review educational benefits for attendance at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and other colleges and universities
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Open Enrollment and Your HRQ assistance available 11/7 and 11/8

Published: Mon Nov 4, 2013 at 10:00AM

Need help navigating Open Enrollment or completing Your HRQ online? Meet with an HR Benefits Specialist in person!

Thursday, Nov. 7, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Morris Inn (Ballroom – Salon A)
Friday, Nov. 8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in Grace Hall 200.

No appointment needed.

Remember: Open Enrollment ends Friday, November 8th. Read full article

Open Enrollment, Your HRQ and On-campus Screenings end Friday, 11/8

Published: Mon Nov 4, 2013 at 10:00AM

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment ends Friday, November 8th. Enroll online at

Your HRQ

The deadline to complete Your HRQ is Friday, November 8*. To complete Your HRQ, log into the Wellness Center Patient Portal Read full article

Pension Plan Annual Funding Notice

Published: Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 08:00AM

Q. What is the Annual Funding Notice and why am I receiving it?

A. No action is required. The Annual Funding Notice is a notice the University is required to distribute to comply with a federal law known as the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA). Its purpose is to give participants information regarding the funding status of the pension plan. The information contained in the notice and the way it is presented are as required by PPA Read full article

Over 1,500 attend Irish Health 2013

Published: Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 04:00PM

The 2013 Irish Health Fair opened at noon on Tuesday, October 22, and within hours hundreds of Notre Dame faculty and staff descended upon the Rolfs Sports and Recreation Center to learn more about the University’s benefits and wellness programs. The two-day event gave attendees opportunities to speak with University benefit vendors and wellness program providers, complete a health screening on-site, and more.

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Open Enrollment for 2014 Benefits is Now Open

Published: Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:00PM

Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your benefits and to determine if you would like to make changes to your medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and flexible spending account elections. Any changes that you make will become effective on January 1, 2014.

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Educational Benefit for Child(ren) – New Form & Action Needed

Published: Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 03:20PM

The application form for the Educational Benefit for Child(ren) of faculty and staff has been updated to include applicable tax-related information. The form is available at /nd-faculty-staff/forms-policies/other-colleges-universities—-children/ Read full article

Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept It...

Published: Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 09:00AM

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Mammograms on Campus - October

Published: Fri Oct 4, 2013 at 01:00PM

This preventive offering is available for no cost to female Notre Dame faculty and staff enrolled in a University medical plan, beginning age age 40 (baseline at age 35).

More information (PDF) Read full article

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

Published: Thu Oct 3, 2013 at 12:00PM

A detailed evaluation tells you everything you need to know and do.

Our individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:

  • Are you setting realistic goals for key life events and retirement?
  • Can you better balance your spending priorities to help you save more for your financial goals?
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¿Estoy ahorrando lo suficiente para mi retiro?

Published: Thu Oct 3, 2013 at 12:00PM

Durante el Irish Health Fair, TIAA-CREF le ayudará a contestar esta pregunta y le explicaremos cómo aprovechar al máximo el plan de retiro que ofrece University of Notre Dame

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October Be Well Series

Published: Tue Oct 1, 2013 at 02:00PM

The Be Well Series is a monthly health and wellness education series for benefit-eligible faculty and staff and their spouses. From high blood pressure to skin cancer to home safety, these quick on-campus programs are designed to help you lead a happier, healthier life.

October 2013: Walking and Breast Cancer Awareness Read full article

Free Flu Vaccine Shots

Published: Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 08:00AM

If you’d like an 85% chance of preventing the flu, here’s how: wash your hands frequently, don’t share eating or drinking utensils, and get the free flu vaccine!

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Take Care Health HRQ (Health Risk Questionnaire) and Health Screenings

Published: Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 09:00AM

*Complete a health screening and your HRQ by November 8 for a chance to win $1000! Read full article

Notre Dame Wellness Center Celebrates Their One Year Anniversary

Published: Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 04:45PM

On September 12, 2013, faculty and staff had the opportunity to celebrate Notre Dame Wellness Center’s one-year anniversary. Visitors toured the facility and met the staff. Read full article

ENL / GED classes for ND employees begin in September

Published: Fri Sep 6, 2013 at 09:00AM


ENL (English as a New Language) classes help employees who are non-native speakers increase their spoken and written fluency in English. The GED (General Education Diploma) preparation program will help employees obtain the skills and knowledge needed to complete the GED Read full article

Saving for College (529 Plans)

Published: Wed Sep 4, 2013 at 02:00PM

College is one of the best investments you can make for your child(ren). It’s also one of the most expensive. Regardless of the resources available to you, the most important step you can take towards securing a college education is to plan ahead.

529 plans can play a valuable role in your overall college savings strategy. As the adage goes, “Education is priceless” and the sooner you start saving the better. Information sessions on 529 plans will be held on September 25 and 26. Read full article

Weight Watchers Open House Tuesday, Aug. 27

Published: Wed Sep 4, 2013 at 01:10PM

Come check out the season’s first Weight Watchers at Work meeting. With the convenience and flexibility of meetings on-campus with Monthly Pass, now is a great time to start reaching your weight-loss goals.

Open House and Recipe Demo:

  • Tuesday, August 27
  • 12:00 noon weigh-in, meeting at 12:15 p.m.
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