Free live webinars with tips about social security, Medicare and how to make the most of retirement savings

Whether you are retiring soon or still have a few years to go, you may have questions about social security and Medicare. Fidelity Investments, the company that manages VUMC’s retirement savings plan, will host two virtual informational sessions to help you make the most of Medicare, social security and your retirement savings. A representative from the Social Security Administration and a Medicare specialist will be on hand to discuss these two programs and answer questions. The webinars are free and open to all VUMC employees. 

Free webinar offers tips to help LGBTQ+ employees make the most of their savings

As we celebrate Pride Month, we acknowledge the importance of feeling safe and secure in your finances, your community — and in your life. Join Fidelity Investments for a free webinar that will explore how financial security is unique for the LGBTQ+ community and how leveraging a health savings account (HSA) can help you live your most authentic life. The webinar will examine:

Free webinar offers tips for having tough conversations with aging loved ones

As a Vanderbilt Health employee, you have access to, a service offering backup childcare and adult care at a subsidized rate. is offering a free webinar with tips for having difficult conversations with aging loved ones. Clear and proactive communication can make a huge difference in getting to the best outcome when talking to your senior about aging. The webinar will share tips to help navigate these conversations with your seniors, siblings, and other family members.

Know your benefits: What happens when my dependent turns 26?

One of the most frequently asked questions of the benefits team is what happens when an employee’s dependent is no longer eligible for healthcare insurance coverage. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to make coverage available to dependents — married or single — until age 26. If your dependent or your spouse’s dependent is covered by a VUMC benefits plan and will turn 26 this year, below are five things you should know.

Know Your Benefits: What is an EOB?

Whether you’ve been working for two weeks or 20 years, navigating the benefits landscape can be a little confusing. This is particularly true when it comes to interpreting forms and documents you might receive from our insurance carrier. One of the most common documents is the Explanation of Benefits, or EOB statement. The EOB details how much of a doctor or hospital visit was covered by your VUMC insurance and how much you are required to pay. The EOB is not a bill. If you owe money for a medical visit or procedure, you will receive a bill from the provider.

Pharmacy services, there is an app for that

Managing your medicine through a Vanderbilt pharmacy just got easier. As most employees know, when you use a Vanderbilt pharmacy, you get the lowest price for your prescriptions. You benefit from these savings as an employee on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Health Plan.