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  • The Open Enrollment Period: A Clarification for Retirees

    The pending sale of Lovelace to BlueCross BlueShield has created a lot of confusion as to how the UNM-sponsored Medicare plans will be affected, specifically for those that are currently enrolled in the Lovelace Sr. plans. To clarify, this sale does not create a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) under Medicare, and as a result, you are not required - nor are you able - to make changes to your selection of Medicare provider during the upcoming Open Enrollment period.

    Read the full article for more information. 


  • Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor2.0 Program

    A UNM Volunteer Initiative

    In 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters launched a new mentoring program that President Frank identified as a great fit for faculty and exempt staff at UNM.  The program is called mentor2.0 and focuses on high school students.

    The mentor2.0 program is working to place mentors with 9th grade students at South Valley Academy located on Coors and Blake SW and Amy Biehl High School in downtown Albuquerque.  The goal is to match every incoming freshman in these two schools with a mentor, in order to increase graduation rates.

    We understand that you may be hesitant to volunteer for a program that you don’t know that much about.  Here is a video describing a similar program in New York City called iMentor.  This is the program upon which Big Brothers Big Sisters is building their mentor2.0 program.

    Read the full article for more information.


  • Wellness Champion - Pediatrics Prevention and Population Science Department

    When running an errand on campus, travel time can take longer than the actual errand. If you drive, you have to find parking, and if you walk it might be a 30-minute round trip.  Leslie Trickey, a 23-year employee of the University of New Mexico, and the rest of the Pediatrics Prevention and Population Sciences department found an easier way to get around campus - biking. They are able to save time and boost physical activity by taking advantage of Parking and Transportation’s Lobo Bike program, available to all departments at UNM.

    Read the newsletter article to learn more. 


  • 2014-2015 Catastrophic Leave Program

    Information for Fiscal Year 2015

    What is the Catastrophic Leave Program?
    The Catastrophic Leave Program provides financial assistance to eligible employees when they or their immediate family member experiences an approved catastrophic illness/injury.  A catastrophic illness or injury is an acute or prolonged illness or injury that is considered life threatening, or with the threat of serious residual disability, which results in the employee’s inability to work.  Each request to receive benefits is evaluated under the program guidelines and includes a medical review and determination.

    Read the newsletter article for more information.