October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an opportune time to educate, promote research, support survivors and patients, and most importantly, to encourage regular preventive screenings. Statistically, one in eight women is at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Preventive screenings can result in early detection which can lead to less aggressive treatments and higher survival rates.
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.
This fall, the Princeton Mammography Program will take place from October 17 through October 31. The University has once again partnered with Princeton Radiology to offer convenient mammogram appointment times, including early mornings and evenings, at two locations. You will need a prescription from your doctor for your appointment. Call today and schedule your appointment!
419 N. Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Princeton Radiology at Quakerbridge
8 Quakerbridge Road
Mercerville, NJ 08619
My Health Coach
What is Breast Cancer Screening?
Read about the recommendations, exams, benefits, and more from My Health Coach.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Early detection saves lives! That’s why Princeton has partnered Memorial Sloan Kettering, a world-leading cancer authority, to make it easier for you and your family to be aware of the actions you can take to reduce your risk of cancer or identify it earlier when it’s more easily treated.
If you or a loved one are diagnosed with breast cancer, you may schedule an appointment with MSK Direct by calling Princeton’s dedicated phone line (844) 303-2123, available 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ET, Monday–Friday. Appointments are available within two business days of calling.
Did you know Health Advocate can help you understand a medical condition, a treatment plan, locate in-network specialists and facilities, and even make doctor appointments for you?
Kindbody Open House
Attend to learn more about our fertility and family planning benefit and meet the Kindbody clinical team.
The “Fertility 101” session will take place at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
16 Chambers Street, Princeton
NEW: 2nd.MD is a free, confidential service that provides expert medical opinion services for individuals dealing with a healthcare concern. When faced with a new diagnosis, possible surgery, or a chronic condition, 2nd.MD will connect you with leading doctors from top medical institutions via phone or video call for a consultation and expert medical opinion. They can also direct you to local high-quality in-network specialists for any issue, including mental health concerns, while their expert care team can provide clinical guidance, education, and support.
For individuals enrolled in a Princeton medical plan who are considering knee, back or hip surgery, a $400 taxable cash incentive is available if an expert medical opinion is completed prior to surgery.
To use this benefit, call 2nd.MD at (866) 841-2575 or visit their website
Join Carebridge this month for the following virtual offerings:
Caregiving Check-In: Getting the Legal Stuff Done Now
As they care for their adult loved ones, caregivers face numerous stressors, including legal paperwork. Participants will learn about the key documents and how to begin the process of assuring they are in place. Participation is anonymous.
Wednesday, October 12, 1:00 p.m.
Register through Zoom
Strategies to Improve Your Mental Health
Learn how to care for your mental health and prevent mental health problems in the future, reduce your risk for physical health issues, and enhance your work and life satisfaction.
Thursday, October 13, noon
Register through Zoom
I Am Enough
Learn how to quiet your “inner critic” and increase self-confidence.
Wednesday, October 26, noon
Register through Zoom
TIAA will be conducting individual retirement counseling sessions on October 25 at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL). See link below to schedule an appointment.
Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars, including “Money at Work 1: Foundations of Investing” and “Social Security Considerations.” 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.
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.
New Video: Secure Your Retirement Savings: The Three-Bucket Strategy
Watch and learn how to ensure that your money lasts for all the years of your retirement
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, visit the CAPTRUST website.
Stressed Over Money?
Financial stress can disrupt your physical and emotional wellbeing. It can negatively impact relationships and your sense of security. Learn tips for managing your financial stress in a healthy way.
Isles is dedicated to helping people manage everyday money issues such as budgeting, saving, and reducing debt. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.
Whatever challenges you’re facing, help is available. Get more details on the HR website.
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 [email protected]. For complete details on all wellness resources and programs, visit the HR website.