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Open benefits enrollment is coming

Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to make changes to certain benefit plans and sign the Tobacco-free Affidavit. Even if you are happy with your current elections, it is always good practice to review your options and confirm that you've signed up for the right plans for you and your family.

Attend an information session or webinar to learn about benefit plan changes for the upcoming year, review how IU benefit plans work, and discover health and wellness resources available to you and your family. No RSVP is required, and family members are welcome to attend.

The full list of benefit plan changes for 2019 can be found online. Highlights include:

  • The Anthem PPO HDHP deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums will increase.
  • The TSB Healthcare Reimbursement Account maximum contribution limit will increase.
  • The HSA maximum contribution limits will increase.

IUPUI TRIP Community Showcase

Distinguished IUPUI faculty scholars will showcase their translational research and illustrate how they improve people's lives at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the IUPUI TRIP Community Showcase in the Cancer Research Institute Building, Room 101. The scholars partnered with community members to translate research into viable practices that improved the community's lives.

The 2018 Bantz-Petronio TRIP Faculty Award recipient, Sunil Badve, will present his research about the difficulties of cancer research.

Admission is free and open to the public.

IUPUI emeritus professor of history earns statewide recognition

Robert G. Barrows, IUPUI professor emeritus of history, was announced as the winner of the Indiana Historical Society's 2018 Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award. The former Department of History chairman has contributed to an awareness and appreciation of Indiana's history -- locally, statewide, regionally and even nationally -- for decades. In publication, teaching and service, Barrows has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of Indiana's history.

The award is given annually to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of history. Barrows will be honored during the Indiana Historical Society's annual Founders Day dinner Nov. 5 at the Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St.

Barrows received his undergraduate degree from Muskingum University before earning his graduate degrees at Indiana University.

Don't get phished -- think before you click

Phishers mimic trusted email senders to trick you into giving up private information or taking risky actions. Even with sophisticated security measures, you are still the best defense against scammers. Be sure to follow these steps:

  • Verify the sender's email address. Double-click or tap the sender's name in the Sender field at the top of the email to view the real address.
  • If you can't verify the sender, do not click on links at all. If the email refers to a known website, type that website address into a new browser window instead and check for information there.
  • Contact the UITS Support Center for help on how to report phishing.