Human Resources

Open Enrollment 2015

SMU's 2015 Open Enrollment takes place October 11 - October 31, 2014. The Open Enrollment period is the only opportunity for SMU employees to make changes to benefits elections for 2015, except for qualified life event changes. Please be sure to review the 2015 Key Benefits Changes and 2015 Benefits Guide.

Do you want to make changes to your benefits or participate in a Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account?

During the Open Enrollment period, you may...

 make changes to your current coverage, including adding or dropping dependents
 elect new coverage or cancel existing coverage
 elect one or both Flexible Spending Accounts for 2015 (if already participating, you must re-elect FSAs each year!)
 elect the Health Savings Account for 2015 (if already participating, you must re-elect the HSA each year!)

If you do not wish to make changes to your current benefits elections and do not wish to participate in a FSA/HSA for 2015, you do not need to take any action.

Emeriti Workshops

Retired or considering retirement? Visit the Emeriti Workshops tab above to register.

Note:  Use the tabs above to access additional information on the 2014 HR Fair, Educational Sessions, the NEW Group Legal/Identity Protection plan and the SMU flu shot schedule.

Understanding Your Benefits: Every Choice Counts

The Department of Human Resources is offering several educational sessions to help you better understand the Medical Plans, evaluate the value of  Flexible Spending Accounts and the Health Savings Account, and to provide an update on the change in pharmacy benefits managers.

In order to ensure we have enough materials and seats to accommodate you, you must register for the session you will attend. Click on the "RSVP Now" link and enter your registration information.
If you would like your spouse or partner to attend, please register them separately and provide his/her name, your campus email address, and your SMU Employee ID Number.


Unable to attend a session?

Download the presentation handout and watch the presentation online:

 Understanding Your Benefits: Every Choice Counts


  Day Date Location Time RSVP
Tuesday October 21 Hughes-Trigg Forum 9:00am - 10:30am RSVP Now
Tuesday  October 21 Hughes-Trigg Forum 11:00am - 12:30pm RSVP Now
Tuesday  October 21 Hughes-Trigg Forum 1:00pm - 2:30pm RSVP Now

Group Legal/Identity Protection

During Open Enrollment, full-time and part-time benefits-eligible faculty and staff may enroll in the new LegalGUARD and PrivacyArmor plans for 2015.  Although the plans are administered separately, they are available as a bundled arrangement for $27.45 per month.  By bundling the plans we are able to offer comprehensive legal and identity protection benefits for an affordable and competitive monthly premium.

For additional information about these plans click here.

Register for a LegalGUARD/PrivacyArmor Information Session!

  Day Date Location Time RSVP
Monday October 20 Expressway Tower-
Room 208
12:00pm - 1:00pm RSVP Now
Monday October 20 Expressway Tower-
Room 208
1:30pm - 2:30pm RSVP Now
Monday  October 20 Expressway Tower-
Room 208
3:00pm - 4:00pm RSVP Now

Emeriti Workshop

An Emeriti Workshop will be held specifically for active SMU faculty and staff who are planning for retirement.

We ask that you RSVP below. Click on the RSVP Now link and enter your registration information.  If you would like your spouse or partner to attend please register them separately, and provide his/her name, your SMU email address, and your SMU ID#.

If you are unable to attend a session, you can download the PowerPoint presentation:

 Emeriti Open Enrollment - 2014 Presentation (COMING SOON!)

  Day Date Location Time Attendees RSVP
Tuesday November 4 Expressway Tower-
Room 208
3:00pm - 4:30pm Active Employees  RSVP Now

Flu Shots

Because the University values the health of each SMU employee, the SMU Health Center be at the HR Fair to offer faculty and staff one-stop access to this important vaccination.

In addition to providing shots at the HR Fair, the Health Center will provide shots on-campus throughout the fall: 

Day Date Location Time
Wednesday October 22 Expressway Tower 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday October 28 SMU-in-Plano 4:00pm - 6:00pm

SMU covers the cost of flu shots for benefits-eligible faculty and staff, retirees, and spouses of retirees. Shots for faculty and staff who are not benefits-eligible and spouses of any faculty or staff will be $25.

Don't forget:

    wear clothing allowing easy access to your upper arms
    bring your SMU ID
    bring your completed Flu Vaccine Form
    review the Health Center's Privacy Policy (HIPAA)

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