Updates from HR: Parking, insurance, Juneteenth holiday, wellbeing

Parking fee waived

Faculty and staff who currently have a vehicle registered for on-campus parking will have their parking fee waived through June 30, 2021.

Updated insurance cards

As a reminder, those enrolled in the University’s medical plan will receive new BlueCross BlueShield and OptumRx insurance cards with an updated member ID and group number. Be sure to show the new cards at appointments to avoid being billed incorrectly. Those who have not received their new cards due to postal delays may download them using the BCBS and OptumRx mobile apps.

  • Review 2021 OptumRx prescription drug changes here.

Juneteenth: New University holiday

Wake Forest University announced that beginning in calendar year 2021, it will recognize Juneteenth as a university holiday. The updated 2021 Reynolda Campus Holiday Schedule is now available.

  • Learn more and view announcement here.

Wellbeing resources

Faculty and staff have access to University wellbeing and mental health resources, including the Employee Assistance Program, the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund and the WFU Parents and Caregivers Support Group.

State of the University address

ICYMI: At the invitation of the Faculty Senate and Senate President Simone Caron, President Nathan Hatch shared his annual State of the University address.

  • Watch the 2020 State of the University address here.