Health at SMU

Health and Other Benefits

SMU offers a comprehensive, cost-effective and competitive benefits package to help protect you and your family.  But it works only if you take control and make thoughtful decisions about your benefits.  You need to take an active role in understanding and choosing your benefits.  This way, you can be sure your benefits support your needs and goals.

To help you make informed benefits choices, SMU gives you several tools, including this webpage and the Benefits Guide.  Use the links on the right to access additional information.  Get details on staff/faculty, dependent, and domestic partner eligibility to determine if you or someone else in your family qualifies to participate in our benefits plans. Once you understand who is eligible for benefits, visit the qualified life events section to learn how specific life events such as a birth, adoption, legal guardianship, change in marital status, or the death of a spouse or enrolled dependent may also affect eligibility and your choices. 

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Health Plans
This section covers medical, prescription, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts and the health savings account

Other Insurance Plans
This section provides information regarding the accidental death and dismemberment plan, coverage for business travel, life insurance, long-term care, and the long-term disability plan.

Other Benefits Programs
This section provides information on COBRA, employee assistance, leaves of absence, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment compensation, and workers' compensation.

This section provides information on Wellpower, on-campus health screenings, the Naturally Slim program, on-campus mammography, and other wellness-related information.

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