Beyond The Diag - Spring 2023

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U-M Travel Registry and Insurance

As we are approaching the summer travel season, we wanted to provide important guidance and resources for those planning to travel abroad. We urge all U-M students and current faculty and staff traveling abroad - even on personal travel - to plan for the unexpected with U-M’s affordable and comprehensive Travel Abroad Health Insurance through GeoBlue.

Summer travel tips include:

Securing your property during the summer

With the weather getting warmer, you may be tempted to leave doors and windows open and unlocked, to allow for ventilation. Home intruders and criminals look for these types of easy access points, as it offers the quickest access to your home and valuables. If you are leaving your house, even for a short period of time, please ensure that all doors and windows are properly closed and locked, including any upstairs windows. If you have a door or window that can’t be fully closed and locked, please report it to your landlord immediately.

Spot a Scam, Stop a Scam

Colleagues in DPSS have advised that job and employment scams have become more complex and sophisticated in recent months, with some scammers using fake checks that include the Michigan “Block M” and convincing wording. If you ever receive an image of a check for deposit or are promised funds in connection to an unknown activity, be aware that this may be fraud. To be safe, contact the relevant university department to verify the information that you have received.

Health and Wellness during Festival Season

Are you attending a music festival for the first time this summer? Have you attended before but it’s been a while? Wolverine Wellness has created a webinar as an excellent resource for anyone who might be planning to attend a music (or other) festival this summer. It offers some important advice, including things to look out for and some practical tips on how to stay healthy and well throughout the festival, as well as information on personal safety, substance use safety, and Naloxone