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Health and Benefits Fairs Oct. 19, 24

Staff and faculty invited for wellness activities and to learn about plan updates

Northwestern University faculty and staff are invited to this year’s Health and Benefits Fairs Thursday, Oct. 19, on the Chicago campus, and Tuesday, Oct. 24, on the Evanston campus.

The annual Health and Benefits Fairs are designed to increase knowledge of wellness practices, preventive care options and the University’s 2018 benefit plan updates. The fairs, free of charge, provide health screenings, educational materials and referrals. With the goal of raising awareness of available wellness and health-related resources, the fairs are intended to encourage Northwestern faculty and staff to make positive changes in their health behavior. Participants also can obtain information and speak with health care, insurance and investment company experts who can answer questions and explain details of their benefit programs.

Chicago Campus

Thursday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lurie Medical Research Center, Ryan Family Atrium
For more information, email the Benefits Division or call (847) 491-7513.

Evanston Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Norris University Center, 2nd floor
For more information, visit Northwestern Recreation or call (847) 491-4303.

Highlights

  • Meet with a representative from the Benefits Division to learn about the various educational assistance programs available for employees and their dependents.
  • Receive valuable information on personal health and well-being, physical fitness, and financial planning from various professional groups and businesses.
  • Receive special discounts toward fitness facility memberships and programs.
  • Get your flu shot (9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Chicago, 9:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Evanston). There is no cost for full- and part-time faculty and staff with a valid Wildcard. Flu shots are available for spouse/civil union partner and children at least 18 years old for $30 (please have exact cash or check payable to Health Maintenance Institute at the time of service). Register at HMI online and use the site code NWU. Walk-ins are welcome, but wait times may vary.
  • Donate blood (9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. in Evanston only) at the Purple Pride Blood & Bone Marrow Drive. Advanced sign-up recommended. Walk-ins are welcome, but wait times may vary. Register at LifeSource.
  • In Evanston, enter a drawing for a chance to win gift baskets, gift certificates, free workshops, training sessions, and more. In Chicago, the drawings are run by each vendor therefore you are encouraged to bring business cards to participate.

Graduate Program Fair

Exclusively for Northwestern employees, the Graduate Program Fair will feature Northwestern graduate programs with part-time study options for eligible employees to use the Employee Reduced Tuition Benefit. This event is also free.

Chicago
Thursday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wiebolt Hall, Room 440
For more information, email the Benefits Division or call (847) 491-7513.

Evanston
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Norris University Center, 2nd floor
For more information, visit Northwestern Recreation or call (847) 491-4303.

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