April 2024 Newsletter

Benefits Open Enrollment

Benefits Open House

Open enrollment is a window of time every spring when, at Weber State, you can make adjustments to your medical and dental insurance, and voluntary benefits.

  • All benefits changes will become active as of July 1, 2024.

  • Online open enrollment for medical, dental, vision, and flex spending will be done through your eWeber Portal using the Employee Enrollment app. You must have an eWeber login and password.

  • If you do not complete open enrollment online:

    • Your medical, dental and vision plans will remain the same as what you currently have.

    • Your flexible spending account will turn off.

  • You will not be allowed to complete open enrollment after May 17.

Benefits & Wellness Fair

Join us on April 10 for an in-person Open Enrollment Meeting and the Benefits & Wellness Fair. Hear about upcoming rate changes during the meeting, then visit with vendors during the fair. You may use this time to ask our benefits vendors questions as to how their services can best work for you. 

  • Salaried Faculty & Staff
  • April 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Shepherd Union Mezzanine

Open Enrollment Meeting:

  • April 10, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Wildcat Theater
  • Spouses welcome!

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Webinars/Classes/Courses

Wellness In 30

Online

Connecting Deeply Through Community Engagement

How can community engagement increase your sense of belonging while making a difference? Did you know you can use your Service Leave for community engagement opportunities? View this presentation to learn the different ways community engagement builds connections and how you can get involved!

This Wellness In 30 is provided by Associate Director for Community Engaged Student Development and Leadership, Teresa Martinez.

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Cooking Demonstrations

Thursdays, April 11 - May 2

Cooking Basics Part 1

Learning how to cook meals can help you save money, provide a creative outlet, foster socializing between friends and family, and improve your overall health.

  • Knife Skills
  • Saute and Simmer
  • Roasting and Steaming

All in-person participants will receive a reusable meal container that should be brought to each session.

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PEHP Wellness

Wellness On Demand

Whether you’re trying to be more active, improve your eating habits, or boost your mental well-being – you can now choose your own path to wellness from a menu of options.

Find a PEHP wellness program of your choice from the new on-demand webpage to jump-start your journey to a healthier you.

And as always, you can earn cash rebates when you participate in various programs.

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Blomquist Hale Webinars

Blomquist Hale will provide webinars and workshops on a monthly basis. 

April 18 (every third Thursday)

6:30 - 7:30 pm

April 15 - May 13

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Divorce/Separation/Singles Support Group

Self-Love

This adult support group is open to those who want to thrive through separation, post-divorce, re-married or single. This workshop will be led by a Blomquist Hale professional counselor as an open confidential support group with educational properties. Some subjects that will be discussed will include: grief, coping with change, shame resilience, dating again, re-marriage, co-parenting, step parenting, trusting again, and other topics that arise. This will be an ongoing group so participants can join when needed.

Week 1 - Anxiety 101: What is anxiety all about? Why do we experience it and when is it problematic? Find out how DBT skills may help you manage your anxiety over the long term.

Week 2 - Relaxation & Distress Tolerance Skills: Reduce your stress response. You’ll learn what to do and when to implement relaxation strategies to help you feel less stress and tolerate tension in your daily life.

Week 3 - Mindfulness Matters!: Learn the three states of mind we use to think and act- Wise-Mind Model. You will also be introduced to a practical application of using mindfulness techniques in identifying anxiety triggers and how to deal with self-judgments.

Week 4 - Regulating Emotions/Checking the Facts: Your thoughts are very powerful because they influence both how you feel and your behavior. While we can’t “shut off” your thoughts, you
will learn techniques to gain a greater influence over how thoughts and
beliefs affect you while understanding thinking errors.

Week 5 - Problem Solving & Exposure: “Avoid avoidance” is a powerful way to engage in behaviors that trigger anxiety. Avoidance will
make it worse as this leads to suffering. Learn about exposure and how to manage your day-to-day.

This Anxiety Group is available at no cost.

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TIAA

TIAA will be providing live webinars throughout the month. 

Below is the itinerary of all currently scheduled webinars with direct scheduling links for July webinars. Employees can access these webinars at TIAA.org/webinars. Recordings are available for replay on demand for 90 days following the live webinar date. 

April 10

10:00 am - 11:00 am

April 16

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

April 18

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

April 24

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Quarterly economic and market update Fine-tuning your retirement strategy: Investing toward a secure future Start to Finish: The early career woman’s guide to financial wisdom Staying Safe in the age of AI

Hear from our chief investment officer about challenges investors are facing and tips on how to navigate them.

We’ll share our views on:

  • The state of the U.S. economy and key market drivers
  • Recent financial policies and politics
  • Investing in public markets

If you’re in or near your peak earning years and want to do all you can to build a secure retirement, this webinar is for you. We’ll move beyond investing basics to help you fine-tune your saving and investing strategies for retirement.

We’ll share financial strategies:

  • Adopt a savings lifestyle
  • Invest for the long-term
  • Avoid pitfalls that can sabotage your savings
  • Plan carefully before retiring
  • Get help with your planning

Get the financial knowledge you need to start on the right foot. Start caring for your financial well-being now. It’s never too early to begin saving, and the sooner you do, the more prepared you may be down the road.

We’ll share financial strategies:

  • Understand your income and your outflow, and how to balance them to your advantage
  • Discover how saving a little now can help you later on
  • Make a plan for your finances and your financial future

Join us for a discussion on the growth of AI and what that means for protecting ourselves against scams and cybersecurity attacks.

We’ll cover:

  • How AI is being used in scams and phishing attempts
  • Practical steps attendees can take to safeguard their family and themselves.

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