February 16, 2004

CIGNA claims reminder–don't delay

Katherine Hinson is director of HR communications.

Emory's contract with CIGNA ended Dec. 31, 2003, and employees with outstanding CIGNA claims for 2003 should file them now. All claims must be paid by Dec. 31 of this year, so claims should be submitted early in case CIGNA needs additional information.

CIGNA claim forms can be found under the "Forms & Brochures" section of the Human Resources website at http://emory.hr.emory.edu/. Contact a benefits representative for further information.

Flexible Spending Account Reimbursement
Employees have until March 30 to submit claims for reimbursement of 2003 flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Anyone who misses the deadline will lose the money in the FSA. Beneflex claim forms are available under "Forms & Brochures" on the HR website.

Research job fair, March 19
On March 19 in Cox Hall from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., HR will sponsor a research job fair designed to help faculty fill current or anticipated research openings in their labs. The job fair focuses primarily on the following positions: research specialist, research specialist lead, research specialist senior, postdoctoral and other related positions (except research nurses).

Interested faculty must pre-register by logging onto http://emory.hr.emory.edu/faculty. The sooner one registers and submits his or her open/anticipated positions, the more visibility those positions will have with potential candidates. Deadline for registration is 5 p.m., March 12. For more information, contact Randall Cumbaa at 404-727-7191.

February health and wellness activities

Freedom from Smoking, a seven-week course on smoking cessation. Held Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at Crawford Long's Woodruff Conference Room C.

Weight Watchers at Emory, a 15-week course on weight loss and weight management. Held Mondays from noon-1 p.m. in the Emory Clinic, Building A.

Calling All Walkers, a weekly indoor walking group held Mondays from
5:15-5:45 p.m.

Screening clinics, offering free blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index (BMI) screenings. Two clinics: Feb. 26 at noon at Crawford Long Hospital; and March 4 at noon in Emory Hospital.

For more information on any health and wellness activities, contact the Emory Well House at 404-727-WELL or visit www.emory.edu/FSAP.

Summer camp info
Summer is just around the corner, and now is the time to plan activities for your children. The Clifton School Summer Adventure is open for enrollment from faculty, staff and postdoctoral students.

This year's theme is "What if...? Teaching Kids to Dream." Summer Adventure aims to stimulate children's curiosity by exposing campers to art, history and cultures from around the world, and through weekly field trips based on the summer's theme.

Children ages 5-6 will be located at either the Clairmont or Clifton campus. Children ages 7-12 will be located at the Student Activity and Academic Center located on the Clairmont campus. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended care available from 7-9 a.m. and 3-6:30 p.m. at no extra charge.

Cost is $190 per week for tuition and activities fees; a tuition subsidy is available to employees with annual incomes below $55,000. Payroll deduction is available.

For more information, call 404-636-4073 or visit www.thecliftonschool.org.