Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources


March 2018 Human Resources 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 to learn more about harassment prevention training taking place throughout the spring semester, upcoming professional and personal development opportunities, and a discounted wellness program offered through the Well on Target fitness benefit for current medical plan participants.
Harassment Prevention
The University’s Harassment Prevention training is available through March 16. Completion of this compliance training is required for all staff and full-time faculty and central to our efforts to ensure faculty and staff have the opportunity to work in a safe, respectful, and inclusive campus community.
Via Benefits
Our retirement benefits site OneExchange now has a new name, “Via Benefits.” The name change will not impact retiree benefits, however websites and communication materials regarding related information will reflect the new Via Benefits branding. In addition, the OneExchange websites that you may have bookmarked in your internet browser will automatically route to the new Via Benefits webpage. FAQs are available online for additional information.
Form 1095-C
The IRS requires employers to provide employees with Form 1095-C, which may accompany W-2’s for tax purposes. The IRS will use the information reported on the 1095-C to determine whether you will pay a penalty for failing to have health care coverage as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The 2017 statement was distributed to employees on February 27, 2018, either via e-mail or U.S. Mail (if faculty and staff did not opt-in to receive the form electronically). To access your personalized statement, please visit Employee Self-Service while on campus or via Loyola Secure Access. If necessary, detailed instructions regarding how to access your 1095-C statement are available online.
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:
  • March 13: Project Management Introduction (Lake Shore Campus)
  • March 15: Managing Organizational Change* (Water Tower Campus)
  • March 22: Managing the Workplace Bully* (Water Tower Campus)
  • March 27: Navigating Organizational Change (Lake Shore Campus)
*Courses marked with an asterisk are designated for supervisors and managers.
Wellness Program
During March 2018, Loyola Advantage BCBS PPO members can join the Well on Target fitness program without paying an enrollment fee or signing a long-term contract. Members can access more than 10,000 different fitness facilities. Plus, participants can earn and redeem points for apparel, books, electronics, health and personal care items, music, and sporting goods. To enroll, log in to Blue Access for Members and enter the code FIT4SPRING to join for free before March 31. If you have questions, contact 888.762.BLUE (2583), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
In addition, if you are participating in the Wellness Program’s Health Maintenance Institute points program, remember to log in and update your wellness activities online by March 31. Participants must earn 125 points to receive a taxable $75 reward in your paycheck.
Sacred Heart Schools
Faculty and staff are invited to check out Sacred Heart Schools, Chicago’s oldest Catholic and independent school. Serving students in grades K–8, Sacred Heart is conveniently located near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus at 6250 N. Sheridan Road. To learn more about Sacred Heart, we invite you to attend an Admissions Coffee at the school from 9:15–11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, or Friday, May 4. If you are interested in attending, please contact James Nuessen, admissions associate for recruitment at Sacred Heart.
For additional details on all of these updates, visit LUC.edu/hr.

Winifred L. Williams, PhD
Vice President for Human Resources
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer