Improving Your Credit Score

A series of financial security tips Your FICO score is a credit scoring technique used to evaluate applicants for almost any type of loan. Each of the three major credit-reporting agencies evaluates these factors and determines your credit score; therefore, you may have three different scores. FICO scores range from 300 to 850, with a […]

Establishing Credit

A series of financial security tips One pillar of financial society is built on the idea of credit: student loans, credit cards, home mortgages, and other kinds of financing arrangements that allow us to spend more than we may have readily available in cash. Understanding how to establish and maintain a healthy line of credit […]

Credit Security Freeze

a series of financial security tips With millions of identity theft cases reported each year, a security freeze can be a useful measure in preventing identity theft. While not for every consumer, the security freeze is considered the strongest measure one can take in protecting a credit file. How it Works A security freeze works […]

Preventing Credit Card & Identity Theft

A series of financial security tips Whether you have misplaced a credit card or had a purse or wallet stolen, the loss of personal identification and financial information can be a major concern. Knowing the right precautions to take can help safeguard your financial freedom and prevent devastating losses to your cash reserves and credit […]

Increase Your Energy with Morning Movement

A guide to energizing your fitness routine, by Meghann Feely, associate director of fitness & operations at sumers recreation center While it can be hard to find the time (or motivation) for movement, a good goal is to fit in at least 30 minutes of moderate activity each day, like brisk walking or cycling. More […]

Find nourishment this fall

A guide to nutritious eating, by MyWay to Health Wellness Consultant Maggie Danforth, RD, LD Many factors contribute to our health and how we feel, yet we often overlook how the food we eat impacts our daily lives. Just as we wouldn’t expect our cars to run on vegetable oil or on empty, we can’t […]

Support for Traumatic Events

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Resources for faculty and staff who have been affected by the Oct. 24 shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis.

WashU’s Annual Health Screenings: Get to Know Your Numbers

The value of annual biometric screenings and how Wellness Champions contribute to the health of the WashU community Annual health screenings are an essential building block for any well-being goal. By “knowing our numbers”, we can detect disease early, establish a baseline for our health, and make informed health decisions. Seeing your medical provider for […]

Emotional Well-Being Resources

At WashU, we care about you and want to make sure you know about the resources available to help you thrive and navigate life’s challenges. In addition to your physical and financial well-being, take time to care for yourself or a loved one’s emotional well-being.  Sept. 5 – 11 is recognized as National Suicide Prevention […]

Update to VSP Vision Benefit

WashU employees and dependents enrolled in the VSP vision plan benefit can find routine vision and eye care online.

Flood Support & Resources

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Find resources and support for the flooding that has impacted St. Louis.

Seize the Summertime

Enjoy the outdoors while you stay active with the 2022 Summertime activity challenge!

Resources for Infant Formula Shortage

UnitedHealthcare maternity nurses and advocates are available to WashU health plan members who are concerned about the current nationwide infant formula shortage.

Resources for a Happy, Healthy Holiday

This season is a time to focus on gratitude, giving, reflection and quality time with friends, colleagues and family. This time can also be difficult to navigate and cause stress. Learn proactive strategies to help you cope with holiday emotions, money issues and health.  Tips from Work-Life Solutions Work-Life Solutions, by Guidance Resources, is the […]

A New Reason to Smile

Delta Dental Specializes In Dental Benefits With Added Services

Financial IQ Challenge

Throughout the month of June, WashU staff were invited to go online and test their financial awareness by answering questions on a variety of topics including loans, taxes, investing and retirement. Each day, five new questions were added to the quiz challenge. 10 WashU staff won $25 gift cards for participating and testing their financial […]

Expanded Staff Time-off Benefits

As previously announced, the university expanded its paid time off benefits for benefits-eligible staff to support a healthy work-life balance. A new Short-Term Medical Disability benefit and enhancements to time-off benefits became effective July 1, 2019. View the new Leaves of Absence website hub for details on time off and to learn how to request […]

Move Into Mindfulness

MOVE INTO MINDFULNESS Mind-Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program that trains in mindfulness meditation to teach people how to: Reduce stress and anxiety Increase focus and concentration Manage health problems Live more fully productive lives Wellness Connection enlists Meg Krejci, Wellness Consultant for Mindfulness, to teach FREE ONSITE mindfulness classes for WashU employees. Meg’s […]

America Saves Week

Four great ways to get in the saving habit It’s a lot easier to spend than save, but getting into a saving mindset now could make a big difference later. Start with a plan that works for you and follow it. It might be easier than you think. Try these four tips to help you […]

Know Your Numbers and Earn Rewards

Schedule your annual health screening through Wellness Connection and establish a baseline of important biometric measurements. For optimal wellness, each of us should be armed with as much information about our body as possible. Knowing your A1C level, current blood pressure, cholesterol and other key indicators can empower you to make informed decisions about your […]

Financial Well-Being Tip

Financial Planning for the Sandwich Generation Many people are waiting until later in life to start a family. A new baby can have much bigger financial implications if you’re in your late 30s or 40s. If you’re starting a family at a later age, you’ve got less time before your retirement. The good news is […]

April is National Financial Literacy Month

Because effective money management and retirement saving can be some of the most important aspects of your financial life, Washington University has teamed up with TIAA to offer financial education live webinars. Live webinars make financial education easy Once you register at TIAA.org/webinars, you’ll have access to financial education though live and on-demand webinars designed to […]