The Catholic University of America


Reminders About Benefits and the Great American Smokeout

By Lisa Wood, equal opportunity officer/Title IX coordinator

All benefit-eligible employees must actively go through the online open enrollment process to have benefit coverage in 2015. See to enroll and review the 2015 Benefits Booklet. All staff and faculty are asked to review their benefits and re-enroll for the 2015 plan year to ensure that you have the benefits that best meet your needs.

Important Benefits Dates:

  • Oct. 27 to Nov. 9: Open enrollment period
  • Nov. 3 to Nov. 7: Open enrollment computer lab: Human Resources staff available to help with enrollment in Leahy Hall, Room 100
  • Nov. 4, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Pre-enrollment information meetings in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Rooms 321/323

The Great American Smokeout

November is the month that the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout. Since 1977, the American Cancer Society has sponsored this nationwide event to educate and encourage people to quit smoking. CUA employees who are interested in smoking cessation have two great options to consider through the University:

  • The Carebridge Employee Assistance Program offers resources to support smoking cessation at (Access code: HSBH4).
  • United Healthcare offers smoking cessation programs and guidance at for employees enrolled in any of the UHC health plans.

There are also many resources available at the American Cancer Society web page at