Irish Health goes virtual this year

Published: October 09, 2020

The Office of Human Resources encountered a challenge this fall: how to offer the annual health and well-being fair, Irish Health, during the pandemic. 

Typically, Irish Health, which is held during the Open Enrollment period, welcomes more than 3,000 faculty and staff over two days. Those who attend have the opportunity to learn more about the University’s comprehensive benefits, get their health screenings as well as get massages, free food and the opportunity to win prizes. 

This year will be a little different. Instead of hosting the event in person, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn about Notre Dame’s benefits and meet with vendors in a virtual format. Vendors will host live chats and presentations Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Wednesday, Oct. 21, and faculty and staff will be able to access virtual vendor booths through Friday, Nov. 6. 

The virtual platform will offer employees:

  • More accessibility - Faculty and staff will be able to log on as time permits, any time of the day or night, for the entire Open Enrollment period.

  • More family participation - Spouses and other family members are welcome to attend the virtual health fair using the employee’s netID email address. 

  • More information - All benefit program vendors and campus partners will be available to share more information about what they offer.

It wouldn’t be Irish Health without the opportunity to win prizes. Employees who visit at least five of our virtual booths will be entered to win a cash prize of $750, $500 or $250.

The Virtual Irish Health Event link will go live Tuesday, Oct. 20, and will remain open through Friday, Nov. 6. 

The schedule for the live presentations is below. Some require registration. Click here for additional information.

Live Presentation

Date

Time

Human Resources General Benefits Information Session: Overview of the 2021 benefit programs and changes

No additional registration needed.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

10:30 – 11:30 am

Fidelity Exploring the Benefits of an HSA: Learn about HSA-eligible health plans, how they work with an HSA, as well as HSA features, eligibility, contribution limits and account access.

Register now

Tuesday, Oct. 20

noon – 1 pm

Bright Horizons: Back-up care and enhanced family supports

Register now

Tuesday, Oct. 20

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Fidelity Exploring the Benefits of an HSA: Learn about HSA-eligible health plans, how they work with an HSA, as well as HSA features, eligibility, contribution limits, and account access. 

Register now

Wednesday. Oct. 21

10 – 11 am

Human Resources General Benefits Information Session: Overview of the 2021 benefit programs and changes

No additional registration needed.

Wednesday. Oct. 21

2 – 3 pm

Fidelity Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning: Learn about the options that are available when paid workdays have ended. This includes creating and protecting income throughout a lifetime, while securing a legacy. 

Register now

Wednesday. Oct. 21

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Originally published by Anna McKeever, Human Resources at ndworks.nd.edu on October 08, 2020.