FUTURE OF WORK

Discounts and more for your off-the-clock life

Reduced-price cruises? A Toyota at a great price? Taylor Swift tickets? Check out JHU's employee perks

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Johns Hopkins' resources for employees aren't focused solely on work matters. You may be expecting company and need a last-minute housecleaner. Or someone to fix that leaky roof over the guest room. You may want to send flowers to a sick friend. Or treat your family to a Broadway show, Caribbean cruise, or trip to Disney World. Wouldn't it be great if you had someone to help make it happen, or if you could find a really good deal? Here you go:

LifeMart. All you have to do is register (registration code: JOHNSHOPKINS) and you have free access to an employee discount program with deals on everything from groceries and electronics to new and used cars. Plus: appliances, home services, gym memberships, hotels, concert tickets (even Taylor Swift), and more. LifeMart is offered through Care.com. Start here.

Perks at Work. Registration is free here, too. Go to the login page of CCA (company code: JHEAP) and you'll discover not only a discount shopping program but hundreds of live and on-demand classes for kids as well as adults. Start here.

JHEAP. The Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program gives you and your household family members 24/7 telephone access to a daily life assistance counselor by calling 888-978-1262. You can ask for resources and referrals for child care, elder care, pet care, parenting issues—even help for your home, such as finding a contractor. JHEAP's online services also can help you find services and resources for prenatal care, emergency care, summer camps, school and college searches, and other needs. In addition, JHEAP offers phone and in-person legal services; financial services, such as help with budgeting, managing debt, and tax preparation; and identity theft resolution and consultation. Start here.

And don't overlook your go-to work-focused resources when you need some personal enrichment or support.

Workshops and webinars. The Office of Benefits & Worklife offers both live and on-demand workshops focused on personal development. Among those on the upcoming schedule: How to Let Go of Mom Guilt and Find Your Own Values, How to Start Meditating, and Cardio Doesn't Need to Be Hard-io. Meetings of Managing Cancer at Work's employee support group are posted on the webpage as well. Start here.

LinkedIn Learning. Want to create a flyer for a fundraiser, learn to solder electronics, or improve your makeup skills? Take advantage of your LinkedIn Learning access to find thousands of instructional videos. Start here.

Backup care. When your regular child care falls through, or you need assistance with an elderly relative, you can get help through your free care.com membership. Start here.

Take advantage, too, of benefits that focus on your health.

Physical well-being. Sign up for your free Burnalong account and you can add four friends or family members to join you. Along with traditional categories like strength, cardio, and yoga, you'll find classes with a medical focus, such as diabetes and prenatal/postnatal caregiving; and specialty interests, like office workouts, fit over 50, and dog walking. As a Johns Hopkins employee, you also have access to WeightWatchers at a reduced rate of 50% off the retail rate. Start here for Burnalong and here for WeightWatchers.

Emotional support. Through the Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program, university employees and their household family members have free 24/7 access to confidential counseling and referral services for help with stress at work or at home, emotional distress, a difficult life transition, or other challenges. You can reach JHEAP 24/7, 365 days a year, at 888-978-1262. If you need counseling services, JHEAP will provide referrals to licensed clinicians in your area, or you can opt for an appointment with a member of JHEAP's on-site clinical team, located on various Johns Hopkins campuses. Your first six in-person counseling sessions are free and won't require use of your insurance. Start here.

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