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Have you watched the Summer Enrollment video?  The video provides a helpful overview and is available now. You can also attend an open Q&A session with HR Benefits team members to ask questions about your benefits. 

No changes to your benefits elections for next year? No action needed.

If you need to make changes to coverage elections (like adding optional insurances such as dental, changing dental plans, adding dependents, etc.), log in to the ERS portal to make those changes during your summer enrollment period. If you have never used the portal, you can register here.

Changes will be effective September 1.

Summer Enrollment for UNT Dallas, UNT Health Science Center, and UNT System begins on July 6 and goes through July 18.

Did you know, you have access to Maternity Wellness?

Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant then visit HealthSelect to learn more about routine recommendations for a healthy pregnancy from your first prenatal visit to after giving birth. Log into your BCBSTX member portal to access the Well onTarget self-management program to support a health pregnancy. Do you have questions about your pregnancy cost or need extra support? Contact BCBSTX at 800-252-8039 between 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday – Friday to speak with a clinician.

University of North Texas System Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness & Chief Human Capital Officer Barbara Abercrombie announced expanded roles for three human resources team members – Wanda Boyd, Angela Brown and Marisa Clabby. Details are as follows:

Wanda Boyd has been promoted to UNT System Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and will additionally serve as Senior Director of Human Resources for UNT Dallas. Boyd had served UNT Dallas in an interim role since May and will move into the leadership role full-time at UNTD, while also expanding her ED&I responsibilities for the UNT System. Boyd joined the UNT System Human Resources team in 2019, following 3+ years working in HR for Texas A&M University.

Angela Brown, who previously served as Director of Human Resources for UNT Health Science Center, has been named Senior Director of Human Resources & EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer) for UNT System Administration. Brown joined the UNT System in 2019 after 20 years working as Director of HR for Tarleton State University.

Marisa Clabby will continue in her current role as the UNT System Human Resources Business Manager, while adding new responsibilities as Human Resources Generalist for UNT System Administration. Clabby originally joined the UNT System in 2015.

“We are thrilled to announced expanded roles for Wanda Boyd, Angela Brown and Marisa Clabby,” Abercrombie said. “Wanda, Angela and Marisa are all talented and dedicated HR professionals, and what makes this announcement even more exciting is the fact that they have grown professionally since arriving to the UNT System and that we are promoting from within our team.”

Boyd, Brown and Clabby will assume their expanded roles immediately.

Effective June 25, 2020, face coverings (cloth face coverings, disposable masks, etc.) must be worn by all students, faculty, staff and visitors at all UNT System locations and campuses in the following areas:

  • Indoor public areas, except where marked, even if you are alone. This includes all classrooms, non-private offices and common spaces in residential facilities.
  • Outdoor spaces where six feet or more of physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Full details of the face covering requirement may be viewed on the UNT System COVID-19 web site.

Any questions related to face coverings, or any of the UNT System’s risk management guidelines, may be sent to: covid@untsystem.edu.

As our campuses and offices open in phases, the UNT System and all member institutions will continue to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). All relevant UNT System risk management guidelines can be found on the UNT System web site and each UNTS institution also has its own coronavirus web site with updates specific to that campus. As circumstances related to COVID-19 evolve, system-wide risk management guidelines may change.

Thank you for continued adaptability – we appreciate your support of these plans to ensure safety at all UNT System locations and campuses.

Jessa Mays UNT Housing


Jessa Mays, Assistant Director for Professional Staff Training & Development, UNT Housing and Residence Life, talks about communication in the "Leaders on Leading" audio clip series.  This series features quick, entertaining, and motivating Q&As with organizational leaders on having an impact and developing people. Listeners will get real-world advice, learn practical tips, and hear inspirational stories to help improve their own leadership skills.

Jim Buchanan UNT System


Jim Buchanan, Director of ERP Application Development for Finance, HR and Payroll, UNT System, talks about leaders on coaching in the "Leaders on Leading" audio clip series.  This series features quick, entertaining, and motivating Q&As with organizational leaders on having an impact and developing people. Listeners will get real-world advice, learn practical tips, and hear inspirational stories to help improve their own leadership skills.

 


Dr. Harlan Jones, Associate Professor of Biomedical Science and Director of Diversity Center and International Programs, UNTHSC, talks about leaders on performance in the "Leaders on Leading" audio clip series.  This series features quick, entertaining, and motivating Q&As with organizational leaders on having an impact and developing people. Listeners will get real-world advice, learn practical tips, and hear inspirational stories to help improve their own leadership skills.

UNT Dallas Shanda Riley


Dr. Shanda Riley, Assistant Director of Counseling and Wellness Center, UNT Dallas, talks about what she has learned as a leader regarding creating a motivating environment in the "Leaders on Leading" audio clip series. This series features quick, entertaining, and motivating Q&As with organizational leaders on having an impact and developing people. Listeners will get real-world advice, learn practical tips, and hear inspirational stories to help improve their own leadershipskills.

What is TexFlex? It’s a health savings account that you contribute to monthly, pre-tax. You determine the monthly amount to contribute, which is deducted from your paycheck before taxes. What can you use TexFlex for? Use your pre-loaded TexFlex debit card for co-pays, deductibles, contact lenses, prescriptions, glasses, orthodontia and other eligible health expenses.

If you are already participating, you don’t have to do anything during Summer Enrollment unless you want to decrease or increase your contribution.

Changes to TexFlex for Plan Year 2021:

  • The annual contribution rate changes this year from $2,700 to $2,750 and the carry-over amount from plan year to plan year will increase from $500 to $550 starting 9/1/2020.

Learn more about TexFlex, including how contributing can impact your take home pay!

And learn more about all of your benefits on your Benefits page. Additionally, the In the Green: UNT World Wellbeing program offers access to videos on demand, suggestions for helpful apps, articles and resources, and hosts webinars and all kinds of virtual workouts – all great options you can enjoy from home, for free, as part of your own well-being.

Did you know that free counseling for help with family, legal, or financial issues is just a call or click away for UNT World employees? The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-343-3822.

To access benefits online, log in https://www.awpnow.com. When prompted for your code, enter AWP-UNT-384.

Services are available at no cost to active and retired employees, as well as members of their household. This confidential service includes skill-building webinars, resources, access to counselors and legal help, and much more. Many employees aren’t aware that this free resource is part of their UNT World benefit package and can make a difference in their day to day lives. Need to talk to someone about stress? Experiencing financial strain? Want to learn more about work/life balance? Access your EAP benefits for this type of help, and much more.