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March 22, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards
Stanford Benefits was recently made aware of a cyberattack against Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Pacific Northwest. Premera Blue Cross is separate and independent from Blue Shield of California, which administers our EPO, PPO and HDHP medical plans. Blue Shield of California's...
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March 2, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
Stanford Benefits often receives several questions regarding dependent eligibility. While the information is available on the Benefits & Rewards website and promoted during Open Enrollment and in the Welcome Center new hire orientation, we thought it would be helpful to summarize our most...
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February 26, 2015 | Posted In: Engage, Health
Caregiving is not an easy undertaking, especially for those caring for loved ones with dementia. Mersina Simanski, an undergraduate engineering student affiliated with the Stanford Biodesign program, is hoping to make that process easier for caregivers through collaborative research in medicine and...
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February 25, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
Stanford Health Care Alliance (SHCA), a select network health insurance offering for the Stanford community, was introduced in 2014. The plan includes the Stanford School of Medicine faculty, the facilities of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford-affiliated physicians and...
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February 24, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health, Retirement
Whether your employment at Stanford just started or you’ve been here for 20+years, we know life evolves and the experiences you encounter may require added support. To better assist faculty, staff and retirees in navigating through important life-event changes, University Human Resources launched...
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February 23, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Retirement
Retirees who need an ID Card replaced or wish to get a courtesy ID Card for a spouse, partner or adult child, visit the ID Card Office in the Tresidder Memorial Union. ID cards are useful to retirees for accessing recreational facilities and libraries.
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February 10, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Learning at Stanford, Manager Toolkit, Health, Retirement, WorkLife
In University Human Resources (UHR), we take your feedback seriously. More than 700 employees responded to an employee communications survey last fall, telling us their preferences in communication styles, channels, and frequency. Subsequent to the survey, we held four focus groups to glean even...
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February 9, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, WorkLife
Stanford University’s WorkLife Office, a department of University Human Resources, is a recipient of the WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress 2015 Seal of Distinction for demonstrating leadership in workplace strategies that help employees achieve work-life effectiveness.  
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February 6, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards
A recent cyberattack against Anthem, Inc. appears to have minimal effect on Stanford employees. Blue Shield of California administers our EPO, PPO and HDHP medical plans and is a separate business entity from Anthem, Inc. with its own technology systems. Information from Blue Shield has identified...
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January 30, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards
As of 11:30 am: Stanford University has been informed that a two-year contractual agreement has been finalized between Blue Shield and Sutter Health, effective Feb. 1, 2015.