The following wellness information and resources are provided to SMU employees through its wellness partners. The content will be updated monthly on this page and shared with benefits-eligible faculty and staff through the monthly HR newsletters.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
SMU's Health and Wellness Plan is administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
January 2024: Embrace a Healthy Heart: Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes
January 2024: Living with Diabetes? Learn More About What It Means
January 2023: Stop a silent killer (cervical cancer)
February 2023: Closing gaps in colon care
March 2023: The Link Between Nutrition and Mental Health
April 2023: Build Resilience to Manage Stress and Change
May 2023: Keep Your Cool: Embrace the Changing Seasons
June 2023: Now's the Time to Catch Up on Childhood Vaccines
June 2023: Immunizations Are a Big Part of Staying Healthy
July 2023: Wellness "U": A Study Abroad Pre-Departure Checklist
August 2023: Do You Know How to Outsmart Viruses?
September 2023: Have You Had Your Health Screenings this Year?
October 2023: 10 Tips to Help You Stay Fit During the Holiday Season
November 2023: How to Make New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep
December 2023: Get Big Benefits from a Small Weight Loss
Alight Monthly Bulletins
To assist you in finding the most affordable care options, SMU has partnered with Alight. From finding doctors to getting cost estimates, Alight is here to help at no additional cost. Alight serves as your personal health care advisor. So rely on your Health Pro to make you an empowered health care consumer that takes control of health care costs. Their service is simple to use and available to you and your family.
January 2024: Let's make this year your healthiest yet
January 2023: Better health ahead with help from your personal Health Pro
February 2023: Need help finding the perfect doctor?
March 2023: Don't break the bank on healthcare costs
June 2023: Lowering your prescription costs is always a win
December 2022: The holidays can be a busy time - don't hesitate to check in on yourself
Cariloop provides support services for those whom may be taking care of a loved one, whether a relative, friend or neighbor! Cariloop allows you to never feel alone again when navigating through the caregiving journey by providing excellent service through their Care Coaching. Enrollment into Cariloop is as simple as dialing 972-325-5836 or visiting the site at cariloop.com/smu as SMU covers this benefit for full-time and part-time faculty and staff.
January 2024: SMU Expands Employee Benefits to Include Education Support Through Cariloop
January 2023: 4 Ways to Work on Your Mental and Physical Health in 2023
February 2023: 4 signs a loved one may need in-home care
February 2023: 4 ways to work on your mental and physical health in 2023
March 2023: In the Loop: Medicaid, The Caregiving Crisis, Planning for Summer Childcare
April 2023: Mental Health Trends Caregivers Need to Know About
June 2023: Caring for parents or aging loved ones?
July 2023: Need help finding childcare options?
August 2023: Mental health resources and support are a click away
September 2023: Let an expert answer your Medicare questions
October 2023: When Your Kids and Parents Need You
November 2023: 4 Questions to Consider When Spending the Holidays with an Aging Loved One
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) managed by Magellan Healthcare
The EAP is a confidential program designed to help you with your personal or workplace issues. The services offered under SMU’s employee assistance program are provided by Magellan Health Services to help you find an early resolution for your concerns.
January 2024: Eating well for your mental health
February 2024: Common mental health issues in youth
February 2023: Healthy relationships
March 2023: Prioritizing self-care
April 2023: Financial wellbeing
May 2023: Managing stress
June 2023: Finding joy at work
July 2023: Pursuing happiness
August 2023: Caring for yourself and others
September 2023: Becoming a mental health ally
October 2023: Connecting your diet and mood
November 2023: Understanding and overcoming anxiety
Navigate is a well-tech company helping organizations create more health and happiness in the employees, clients, and communities they serve. Navigate powers the SMU Wellpower web portal.
January 2023: Build resolutions that make a difference
February 2023: How to create a healthy home workspace
March 2023: Take care of your heart - the rest of your body will thank you
April 2023: Customizing self-care: Your personal mental health plan
May 2023: No gym? No problem! Stay active without the expense of a gym membership
June 2023: Tips to reduce financial worry
July 2023: Self-care is more than a buzzword
August 2023: How to scale down your to-do list
September 2023: Establish a sleeping routine for more rest, more often
October 2023: Manage your long-term health with simple habits
November 2023: Focus more on your strengths and less on your weaknesses
December 2023: Walking the work-life balance tightrope