Staying Well with Princeton Benefits, September 2021

Sept. 13, 2021

Introducing the New Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander

In our new space, you’ll find support to help you care for yourself and your family, so you can thrive at work and at home. Whatever challenges you’re facing, help is available. Schedule a free, confidential appointment with one of these resources:

My Health Coach: Call (866) 237-0973
Carebridge: Call (800) 437-0911 or visit their appointment website
TIAA: Call (800) 732-8353 or schedule online
CAPTRUST: Call (800) 967-9948 or visit their website
Isles: Learn more about their programs and services

All meetings take place in private rooms to ensure confidentiality. Appointments are required. Certain programs will continue to offer virtual meetings. Look for more details arriving in your home mailbox soon!

Be sure to take care of yourself as you return to work and use your Princeton health and wellness benefits to help through this transition.  

Taking care of your mental, physical, and financial wellness is critically important. We hope you will take advantage of the offerings and information below to assist you in reaching your personal goals. 



Carebridge Onsite Counseling Program at the New Employee Wellness Center

Carebridge counselors will now be onsite at the Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander Road on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The first day of available appointments will be September 16.

Coping with Worry & Anxiety
This seminar will help attendees recognize anxiety as a mental health condition and learn strategies, such as mindfulness, for overcoming chronic, negative thoughts and habits.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Register through Zoom

Discover the ways Carebridge, our Employee Assistance Program, can support you and your family.

Bright Horizons

Virtual Tutoring Through Your Back-Up Care Benefit

After this past unique school year, your child may need extra one-on-one support as the new school year begins.

Effective September 1, you may exchange 8 hours of back-up care for 4 hours of virtual tutoring and pay just $2.00 per hour. Virtual tutoring is available for students aged 5 through 18. Watch this video to learn more.

To use the program, register on the Bright Horizons website, username: Princeton / password: care4you. For assistance, call (877) 242-2737.

Discover the Bright Horizons Back-up Care Advantage Program.


FluFest is Coming Soon

The University’s annual FluFest will be held on October 5, 6, 12, and 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Frist Multipurpose Rooms. Getting immunized this year is more important than ever and is free to all faculty and staff.

My Health Coach

Refortify for Fall: Staying the Course
With the pandemic, managing our health around nutrition, exercise, stress, and sleep continues to be of utmost importance. As the fall approaches, learn how to manage the multiple stressors and overcome the hurdles that interfere with our motivation to stay on track.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11:00 a.m.
Register through Zoom

Get more details on the My Health Coach program.


Join Kindbody on Thursday, September 23 for a day of complimentary fertility hormone testing, fertility consultations, and refreshments. The fertility hormone test is a blood test for the Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH), one of the most reliable measures of ovarian reserve. Make your appointment.

Learn more about Kindbody, Princeton’s fertility and family-planning benefit.


AbleTo provides virtual therapy and emotional support to assist you with the stress and anxiety that comes with a medical condition or life change. Meet 1-on-1 with a coach, licensed therapist, or both who will guide you through a personalized 8-week program to assist you in gaining control of your condition.

The AbleTo program is free for those enrolled in a Princeton medical plan, with the exception of the CDHP. Under the CDHP visits are covered at 100% after the deductible is met.



Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live and on demand webinars, including “Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt” and “Understanding Medicare.” For the complete listing of this month’s TIAA webinars, visit the registration page.

TIAA offers individual retirement counseling sessions, either online or by phone, which provide in-depth planning assistance. To schedule an appointment, register online.


Do you know that Princeton University offers FREE financial advisory services to its employees? 

CAPTRUST’s number one mission is to connect participants, with timely, relevant, and actionable content to help you make smarter financial decisions and ultimately retire with confidence. This benefit is free, completely confidential, and provided by a company that has no products or services to sell you.

To speak to a counselor about the University’s retirement plan and/or other financial issues, call the Retirement Advice Line at (800) 967-9948. For more information, including articles, videos, and other valuable resources, visit the CAPTRUST website.


Isles is dedicated to helping people manage everyday money issues such as budgeting, saving, and reducing debt.

They also provide HUD-certified housing counselors who can assist those looking to purchase a first home, as well as those having difficulty meeting their mortgage or rent obligations. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

Learn more about the programs and services provided by Isles.


For questions about physical or mental wellness resources, contact Lynn Herbine. For financial wellness inquiries, contact Jane Edgar. The Benefits Team is available to assist at (609) 258-3302 or For complete details on all wellness resources and programs, visit HR’s website.