During Open Enrollment you have an opportunity to make changes for the upcoming plan year. Based on your eligibility, you may participate in state plans, UFSelect voluntary plans and GatorCare health plans. To determine what options are available to you, review the eligibility chart found on the Open Enrollment webpage.
To learn more about your insurance options, attend the annual Benefits Fair on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Touchdown Terrace located in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Representatives will be on hand to discuss insurance and retirement plans. Be certain to mark your calendar now to attend!
This year, employees who visit and receive information from at least three of the five vendor booths listed below will receive a bagged lunch:
Changes made during this Open Enrollment period will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. Employees are encouraged to make their elections early. Enrollments must be completed using the online portals via the People First system and/or the myUFL portal. All online transactions must be completed by Nov. 7, 6 p.m. Eastern time.
For more details about how to enroll in state, UFSelect voluntary and GatorCare plans, visit the Open Enrollment section of the HRS website.
For general questions about Open Enrollment, please contact University Benefits at (352) 392-2477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Oct. 1, the University of Florida and UF Health now share a new integrated training-management system, “myTraining.” The myTraining portal will be the one-stop location where faculty and staff can manage training records, view training schedules, register for professional and required classes, and complete online training.
This month, the UF On Target project team will ask employees whose jobs fall under the “biological scientist” series to review the classifications, descriptions and competencies developed by the project’s Life, Physical and Social Sciences Workgroup.
Qualifying University of Florida employees may apply for membership in the Sick Leave Pool during its Open Enrollment period from Oct. 1 to 31.
The University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with the opportunity of tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at the University of Florida.
The Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TEP) provides the opportunity for dependent children of the University of Florida’s full-time employees (excluding OPS employees) to attend a participating Tuition Exchange college or university at a significant tuition reduction rate.
Experts predict that retirees will need from 80 to 100 percent of their pre-retirement income to maintain their lifestyle after retirement. Yet surveys show that most Americans remain unprepared for retirement. National Save for Retirement Week, Oct. 19-25.
TEAMS employees are eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave—regardless of FTE—during the pay period of Nov. 7 to 20, provided 40 hours of vacation leave remain on balance after the end of that pay period.
In an effort to assess the effectiveness of its office, UF Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs is conducting a survey to solicit feedback to better understand how it can enhance its services for all faculty and staff.
UF employees who make a change to their financial institution are required to update their direct deposit account information in the myUFL system.
Gator Dining offers UF faculty and staff a meal plan that provides 30 meals at the following locations:
The State Group Insurance Program will continue offering benefits to temporary workers in 2015, as required by the Affordable Care Act.
Graduate Assistants United (GAU) and the University of Florida recently successfully concluded salary increase negotiations, reaching an agreement that was ratified by both the GAU membership and the University Board of Trustees.
UF now uses an online system (OPT) to process all applications for tenure, permanent status and promotion.
GatorGradCare participants who terminate or apply for a medical withdrawal prior to the end of their employment contract should contact the GA Benefits Office as soon as possible to ensure they receive information regarding their GatorGradCare coverage.
Over the past year alone, Jane Muir’s travels have taken her to ten cities in seven countries on three continents outside of North America. Wherever she goes, she makes sure she shares one very important piece of cultural information—the Gator Chomp.
The University of Florida’s 2015 Superior Accomplishment Awards program nomination period kicked off Sept. 8 and runs through Oct. 31.
As breast cancer awareness activities ramp up this month and pink replaces Orange & Blue as the dominant color scheme on campus, it’s a timely reminder that mammograms save lives.
A recording of "Wearables: Technology and Fitness," the first presentation in the fall 2014 UF-UF Health Wellness Brown Bag Series, is now available online.
Did you know that 10 million people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year? Eighty percent of type 2 diabetes is preventable by changing diet, increasing physical activity and improving the living environment. You can help bring awareness to the fight against diabetes by wearing blue to work on Nov. 14.
UF Recreational Sports’ intramural teams offer students, faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in many sports and activities on a competitive and recreational level.
October marks National Physical Therapy Month, but at UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital, physical therapy is a top priority every day.
UF Health’s Community Engagement & Research Program will present “Our Community, Our Health, an ongoing conversation between health researchers and the community” on Oct. 27 at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville.
Instructors interested in transforming their course into a flipped classroom are invited to learn about the flipped model and benefits of a flipped/hybrid class.
The Florida Genetics 2014 Symposium, held Oct. 29 & 30 in the Cancer & Genetics Research Complex, will feature keynote speaker Roger N. Beachy, director of the World Food Center at University of California, Davis.
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Program for Immigration, Religion, and Social Change (PIRSC) at the University of Florida will host the 5th Conference on Immigration to the U.S. South, Oct. 23-25.
UFIT’s 2014 Technically Speaking series, to be held Nov. 5-6 in the Reitz Union Auditorium, will seek to address two commonly-held concerns UF web designers have.
October is a busy month for events at the Graham Center. Highlights include "Preserving Religious Liberty," "Who Stole the American Dream?" and more.
From 'Moth Madness' to ButterflyFest to the giant megalodon, the Florida Museum of Natural History has plenty to offer in October.
Audiences can experience Camelot’s “one brief, shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it when one of theater’s most legendary musicals hits the Phillips Center this month.
Come Home; Selections from the Collection of Hector Puig, on display now through Nov. 7 at the University Gallery, features 250 Puerto Rican santos and 200 pieces of contemporary art by renowned regional and international artists, including many influential UF faculty and alumni.
The upcoming Graduate Student Research Day will feature a poster contest with monetary awards given to the highest-scoring posters. A team of faculty, staff, community members and graduate students will judge the posters during the Poster Session on Oct. 28. The deadline to register as a judge is Oct. 10.