Thrive Every Day, April 2024

April 8, 2024
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April Events

Caregiver Support, offered by Carebridge, April 16, 3:00 p.m.

Tips for Reducing or Abstaining from Alcohol, offered by Carebridge, April 18, noon

Coping with Stress, offered by Carebridge, April 24, noon

April Advice Sessions with CAPTRUST, Employee Wellness Center, April 22 and 23

Staying Safe in the Age of AI, with TIAA, April 24, 1:00 p.m.

Opening Doors to the Future – Save in a 529 College Savings Plan, with TIAA, May 1, noon

One Size Doesn’t Fit All (in Retirement), CAPTRUST, Recorded Webinar

Managing Credit and Fraud Prevention, CAPTRUST, Recorded Webinar


What You Need to Know This Month

Princeton Spring Mammography Program

Early detection saves lives! Available to you and your loved ones, the Princeton Mammography Program runs from April 17 through May 1. The University partners with Princeton Radiology to offer convenient mammogram appointment times, including early mornings, evenings, and Saturdays. To schedule a mammogram at one of the locations below, you will need a prescription from your primary care doctor or gynecologist.

Princeton Radiology                                                 
419 N. Harrison Street                                              
Princeton, NJ 08540                                                
(609) 921-3345

Princeton Radiology at Quakerbridge                 
8 Quakerbridge Road                                               
Mercerville, NJ 08619                                                                     
(609) 890-0033

Exceptional Cancer Care, For You and Your Family

Princeton offers MSK Direct, through the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, to provide direct access to a team of professionals who specialize in cancer care. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you can call the Princeton University dedicated MSK Direct line toll-free at (844) 303-2123, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or visit the MSK Direct for Princeton website.

April is Financial Literacy Month

Financial literacy is the ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing. It’s important to educate yourself on these components to help you:

  • Build wealth
  • Avoid debt
  • Be prepared for emergencies
  • Achieve your goals
  • Live without money-stress
  • Protect and care for your family
  • Enjoy a happy retirement

Take a moment to explore the financial support and educational opportunities available to you through the University’s financial wellness vendors: TIAA, CAPTRUST, and Isles.


Hinge Health

Whether it’s a new injury or a long-term nagging ache, Hinge Health is for anyone living with joint or muscle pain. Their virtual personalized physical therapy program combines gentle exercises to target and relieve pain with 1-on-1 support from a dedicated physical therapist and health coach. Every plan is tailored to your individual goals and abilities with convenient exercises that can be done anytime, anywhere, in as little as 10 minutes.

In addition, Hinge Health offers programs for individuals who want to stay active and keep their joints healthy and pain free. Hinge is available at no cost to you and your eligible dependents, aged 18 or older, enrolled in a Princeton medical plan.

To get started, Aetna members can visit hinge.health/princetonaetna; UnitedHealthcare members can visit hinge.health/princetonuhc. Hinge Health can also be reached at (855) 902-2777.


Family Planning Benefits

Did you know that the University provides up to a $40,000 reimbursement for certain family planning expenses that are not covered by insurance? The Adoption, Surrogacy, and Family Planning benefit provides reimbursement for the following family planning expenses:

  • Adoption expenses
  • Surrogacy arrangement expenses
  • Legal fees associated with legal guardianships
  • Purchase of donor material when needed for fertility treatments

Financial Planning

  • TIAA offers individual retirement plan advice, either by phone, virtually, or in person. To schedule an advice session with TIAA, call (800) 842-2252 or make an appointment online. For a Spanish Speaking Advisor, call (800) 414-5180.
  • CAPTRUST is an independent investment advisory firm that provides free, confidential investment and financial advice to retirement plan participants. For information, including articles, videos, and other valuable resources, visit their website. 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
  • Isles is dedicated to helping people manage everyday money issues such as budgeting, saving, and reducing debt. Contact Isles at (609) 341-4714. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

Wellness Support at Anytime!

Professional help is available 24/7 through Carebridge. Call (800) 437-0911, visit their website www.myliferesource.com (use code TW8AE to register), or download their App from Apple or Google Play.

Employee Wellness Center with its three pillars: physical, mental, and financial

The Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander Street is your place for in-person consultations. 

Schedule a free, confidential appointment with one of these resources:


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 [email protected]. For complete details on all wellness resources and programs, visit the HR website.