Updates from HR: Winter Break Toolkit, clinic holiday hours, 2021 prescription plan reminders

Winter Break Toolkit

As leaders encourage teams to recharge this holiday season, we invite you to use this guide for successfully supporting colleagues while they take time away during winter break or when appropriate for each unit.

Faculty and staff clinic holiday hours

The Faculty & Staff Clinic will remain open during the winter break; however, the clinic will be closed with no nurse available by phone on the following days:

  • Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27
  • Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25
  • Friday, Jan. 1

Reminder: Prescription plan changes

Through Dec. 31, those enrolled in the University’s BCBSNC medical plan have access to the OptumRx Pharmacy Portals to verify prescription coverage, requirements and costs.

Learn more and access the OptumRX portal from the benefits page on the human resources website.

“The Basics of Medicare”

Join Elder Care Choices Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 12 p.m. for an overview of Medicare parts, terms and definitions. Learn about important things to remember when pursuing Medicare and where to go for assistance.

Orange Status through Thanksgiving

ICYMI: Due to the current number of positive cases of COVID-19 among students and concerning trends nationally and locally, Wake Forest will remain in Orange Operating Status through Thanksgiving. View the Nov. 12 message from President Hatch on the Our Way Forward website.