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April 2018 Monthly Updates

Dear Faculty and Staff,
 
Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola community. Please review the information below and learn more about the 2017 Total Rewards Statements, become familiar with University Policies, and earn cash rewards offered through wellness program offerings.
 
Total Rewards Statements—Now Available
Your personalized 2017 Total Rewards Statement is now available online. The statement highlights the total value of your compensation, including your pay and valuable benefits offerings (i.e., health and welfare benefits, paid time-off, and retirement benefits) provided by Loyola as of December 31, 2017. Visit the Benefit Express website, and log in with your Loyola username and password to view your current statement, which is located at the bottom of the portal.
 
University Policies
As part of an annual review process, Human Resources encourages faculty and staff members to take time to review Loyola’s University Policies. For example, as a friendly reminder, we encourage everyone to review the Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic University Resources. As we collectively strive to fulfill Loyola’s mission, information resources (i.e. computing technologies) are in place as a resource to advance the scholarship, instruction, research, and civic engagement.
 
EMERGE—Professional and Personal Development
Seats are still open in EMERGE classes taking place this month. The program offers personal, professional, and wellness seminars. Whether you are in a leadership role or a member of a team, you will find a program in which you can increase your knowledge and strengthen your skills. Visit the EMERGE site for details on the following courses:
  • April 11: Loyola Supervisor Basics* at the Health Science Campus
  • April 17: Bullying and Respect in the Workplace at the Lake Shore Campus
  • April 24: Information Security at the Lake Shore Campus
  • April 26: Early Career Finances: Establishing Yourself at the Health Science Campus
*Courses marked with an asterisk are designated for supervisors and managers.
 
Million Mile Month
Human Resources is excited to announce a new wellness collaborative with Healthcode.org to encourage a healthier campus community. During the month of April, Loyola is joining a number of organizations across the country to participate in the Million Mile Month fitness initiative, a global challenge designed to achieve a million miles of physical activity leading to a healthy lifestyle. Fitness participants can set and reach personal health and wellness goals during the challenge and help Loyola reach No. 1 on the leaderboards. In addition, if you are participating in the Health Maintenance Institute wellness program, this initiative qualifies as a quarterly rewards wellness challenge activity.
 
Benefits Value Advisor—Earn Cash Rewards
The Benefits Value Advisor will help you choose doctors, providers, and facilities and provide you with the information you need to choose between cost-effective providers. Please review the Member Rewards FAQ for information regarding various medical and diagnostic procedures and potential cash reward amounts. Contact the Benefits Value Advisor via the Customer Service number located on the back of your Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois ID card.
 
Virtual Visits
Do you need to speak with a medical professional regarding a non-emergency health concern? Medical plan participants have access to a board-certified doctor around the clock. Plus, virtual visits can help you save money on medical support and services. When necessary, you can connect by mobile app, online video, or telephone, but you must first register online via MDLIVE.com/bcbsil or by calling 888.676.4204.
 
Go Move Challenge Winners
Thank you to the 163 participants who logged minutes of movement during this year’s Go Move Challenge. We logged more than 178,000 minutes of physical activity as a University and placed seventh in the competition among 23 participating Jesuit institutions.
 
A special congratulations is in order for Maria Muñoz (Registration and Records) and Advancement HSD. Individually, Maria entered the most minutes of wellness activity, and Advancement HSD participants logged the most minutes as a team. Winners received a gift bag full of healthy snacks. In addition, there were four runners-up who received a reusable Loyola bag or mug: Regina Woods (Campus Safety), Christopher McGuire (Campus Safety), Joseph Wardzala (ITS), and Ryan Finnelly (Advancement HSD). Again, many thanks to those who participated. We look forward to you taking part in next year’s Go Move Challenge!
 
If you have any questions regarding any of these updates, please visit LUC.edu/hr.
 
Sincerely, 
 
Winifred L. Williams, PhD
Vice President for Human Resources
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer