Staying Well with Princeton Benefits, April 2022

April 11, 2022

Make your personal financial outlook a priority during April, which is National Financial Literacy Month. By establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits, you can help ensure that you will reach your current and future goals. Take a moment to explore the financial education opportunities available to you through TIAA, CAPTRUST, and Isles. 

The deadline to file taxes is April 18, 2022. Consider using IRS Free File, where you can electronically prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using tax preparation and filing software. Let IRS Free File do the hard work for you!

Taking care of your physical, mental, and financial wellness is extremely important. We hope this monthly benefits newsletter will make it easy and convenient for you to do just that.

FINANCIAL WELLNESS

TIAA

Join TIAA for these happenings:

Live webinar, April 14, Retirement Income Diversification – What, Why, & How

On-demand webcasts to access throughout the month, including: “The Starting Line: Beginning to Save for Retirement” and “Estate Planning Considerations.”

Participants can register for the webinar and access the pre-recorded sessions through 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.

Isles

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

Credit Matters
During this workshop, learn how credit scores work and what you can do to improve your score. 

Thursday, April 21, 6:30–7:30 p.m. 
Register through Zoom

Learn more about the programs and services provided by Isles.

CAPTRUST

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.


PHYSICAL WELLNESS

My Health Coach

Did you know that when you meet regularly with a Health Coach to manage diabetes or pre-diabetes you will receive a cash incentive of $250 once your 4th appointment is scheduled, plus most of the medications and supplies used to manage diabetes will be free of charge?

If you meet with a Health Coach for cholesterol, high blood pressure, or obesity, most preventive medication copays to treat these conditions will also be waived.

For questions on the incentive programs or to set up your first appointment, call (866) 237-0973 or email Trestletree.

The My Health Coach Program can help you manage your health with an individualized approach to self-care. The program is free, confidential, and available to you and your eligible dependents. For questions or to set up your first appointment call (866) 237-0973.

HealthAdvocate

If you receive an unexpected medical or dental bill because you used an out-of-network provider or facility, or incurred charges not covered through medical or dental insurance, Health Advocate can contact the provider or facility on your behalf and try to get your bill reduced.

Learn more about Health Advocate.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

A Guide to Navigating Cancer Risk

Join MSK experts to learn about important steps you can take to guide yourself or a family member through the cancer screening process and a cancer diagnosis. This is part 2 in the series.

Thursday, April 21, 4:00–4:45 p.m.
To register, visit MSK’s website.


MENTAL WELLNESS

Carebridge

Making the Connection Between Financial and Emotional Wellbeing
This webinar examines the emotional and psychological factors that influence how well you manage your finances and will help you gain insight into your personal relationship with money management.

Tuesday, April 26, 10:00–10:45 a.m. 
Register through Zoom

April is Autism Acceptance Month. By sharing stories, spreading awareness, showing kindness, and teaching acceptance we can all make a difference. If you, or your child, or a family member has Autism, Carebridge offers confidential counseling to help navigate and deal with some of the challenges and feelings you may be experiencing. Carebridge can also provide you and your loved ones with information on special programs, schools, support groups, and educational materials.

Be kind to your mind! Discover the ways Carebridge can support you and your family.


The Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander

Whatever challenges you’re facing, help is available. Get more details on the HR website.


Questions?

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 benefits@princeton.edu. For complete details on all wellness resources and programs, visit the HR website.