December 9, 2016

Employee feedback sought on benefits enrollment, wellness offerings

Human Resources-Benefits is seeking employee input and feedback about the recent benefits open enrollment as well as overall health and wellness offerings at the University. Employees on all campuses who are benefits-eligible will receive a brief, two-part survey via email from Human Resources regarding both of these topics.

“Open enrollment for benefits is a big event every fall, and we want to make sure we provide tools, communications and support that meet the needs of our faculty and staff,” says Teresa Schnarr, associate director of benefit operations. “We are interested in thoughts about the current online tool, the various communications that are developed and other types of resources that are provided.”   

The benefits area is also interested in employee thoughts about wellness offerings. The University invests in a variety of wellness offerings today, primarily through the Center for Healthy Living.

“Employee wellness initiatives are important for improving or maintaining the overall health of our faculty and staff,” says Candace Shaffer, interim associate director of benefit programs. “Efforts to keep a healthy workforce can help minimize the medical inflation we have to plan for when setting premiums for employees and for the University. We’d like to know what types of additional programming is of interest and how best to provide the resources to our faculty and staff.” 

Purdue remains dedicated to ensuring convenient access to health care and wellness opportunities. The survey will provide helpful information that will be used for future planning. Watch for the survey to be released early next week via email.

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