Employees whose marriages are legally recognized in Florida as of Jan. 6, 2015—including legal marriages performed outside the state of Florida—have been granted a qualifying status change event window from Tuesday, Jan. 6, through Friday, March 6, to enroll in a state of Florida family plan.
To enroll in or make change your benefits plans
Employees who wish to enroll in a state of Florida plan will need to complete the following steps:
For answers to questions about eligibility, enrollment and payments, employees should call People First at (866) 663-4735. To learn more about plan benefits and details, please visit the myBenefits website or contact the insurance companies directly.
To make changes to your retirement
Florida Retirement System (FRS) members whose marriages are legally recognized in Florida as of Jan. 6 are also permitted to use existing forms and processes to include their legal spouse as a beneficiary for their retirement benefits based on the following:
If you have questions or concerns about naming a legal spouse as beneficiary at retirement or to begin DROP participation, please call the division toll-free at (844) 377-1888 or (850) 907-6500 in the local Tallahassee calling area.
For answers to questions regarding state of Florida insurance changes, please call People First at (866) 663-4735; for GatorCare and UFSelect inquiries, please call UF Benefits at (352) 392-2477; and for answers to retirement questions, please contact the Division of Retirement at (844) 377-1888.
As UF welcomes its 12th president and we all settle back into our routines with the fresh perspective a new year brings, we’re pleased to offer some opportunities and reminders to support you in keeping your resolutions for 2015.
On Jan. 1, a message was sent to myTraining system users notifying them of a “Billing and Coding Suite” course assignment that was intended only for certain UF Health Shands employees. If you are not a UF Health Shands employee and received this message, you may disregard it. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience.
Whether or not you made changes during the fall benefits Open Enrollment period, the new year is a good time to review your paycheck to ensure your coverage selections are accurate.
Is saving for retirement one of your New Year’s resolutions? The new year is a great time to maximize your tax savings and ensure a secure financial future.
Open enrollment for the Florida Prepaid College Plan is underway and runs through Feb. 28.
If you have not used all the money in your 2014 Flexible Spending Account (FSA), there’s still time. The state’s FSAs feature a grace period that enables participants to continue to use medical and dependent care accounts for eligible expenses from Jan. 1 through March 15.
The annual vacation leave conversion process will take place at the end of the pay period covering Jan. 2–15, 2015. Employees’ vacation hours exceeding the annual maximum will automatically be converted into sick leave and added to their sick leave balance.
If you have not already done so, you may still provide consent to retrieve your W-2 electronically in myUFL when it becomes available in January.
Think using a screen saver saves energy? Think again! UF could greatly reduce its electricity consumption if we all made one quick change on our desktop computers—enabling sleep mode instead of leaving our computers on full power all day.
Employees can now sign up for three levels of Qualtrics courses: Getting Started, Moving On and Advanced.
As associate director of the Heavener School of Business and director of its Center for Career and Leadership Development, Tucker has witnessed the school’s rapid expansion firsthand since returning to UF in his administrative role in 2005.
The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) recently announced the appointment of Bobbi Stienmetz as UF’s new campus-based Peace Corps recruiter.
UF’s Innovation Academy (IA) is an undergraduate program in which students earn a minor in Innovation through courses in creativity, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership on a unique spring-summer schedule.
Designed for easier viewing and use from mobile devices such as phones and tablets, time and leave approval is the first application to be available in ONE.UF.
In order to help comply with the Affordable Care Act, while providing more clarity about certain types of payments, the ePAF process for additional payments is being updated.
Reporting Services provides reporting support to colleges and departments, helping units to effectively manage their business operations.
The enrollment deadline for spring/summer coverage under GatorGradCare is Jan. 30, 2015.
As announced in June of 2014, the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) will transition from its current structure to one where proposals, agreements and award management will be organized into four teams organized by campus unit--HSC, IFAS, Engineering and Campus.
The 2015 Social Security wage base increases to $118,500 (up $1,500 from the 2014 wage base). The maximum Social Security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2015 is $7,347 ($118,500 x 6.2%).
Every year, millions of Americans vow to lose weight. But all too often, we don’t put in place a step-by-step plan of action to ensure those resolutions translate into new habits. Make 2015 different!
This spring, UF-UF Health Wellness, in partnership with the UF Center for Digital Health and Wellness, continues its series of lunchtime workshops designed to help you create a “Healthy Routine in 2015.” All sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Center for Digital Health and Wellness, located in Room 250 of the Florida Gym.
Do you have an interest in health and wellness? Are you an advocate for a healthy lifestyle or working toward one? UF and UF Health are seeking “wellness partners” to help spread the word about UF and UF Health employee wellness initiatives and to serve as liaisons between the employee population and the wellness program.
Yoga of Awareness for Well-Being—an evidence-based mindfulness program offering skills and practices to reduce stress and increase wellbeing—will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Facilities Administration Building’s Education Center Room beginning Jan. 13.
UF’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a wide range of services to employees, including individual employee evaluations and referrals.
The UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center offers monthly free, educational seminars on obesity and treatment options. They focus not just on weight loss, but on creating and maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle for each patient.
On Friday, Jan. 23, the UF President’s Council on Diversity will host Dr. Benjamin Reese, vice president of the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System.
The UF MLK Celebration is a campus-wide celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to social justice through educational programs and service initiatives that are designed to empower individuals to leverage their strengths, passions and talents to better the lives of others.
University Gallery, one of three on-campus art galleries under the University Galleries umbrella, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with several special exhibitions.
The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR) will present its 2015 Spring Lecture on Wednesday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Jan. 10, celebrate the 36th celebration of collectors and collections at the Florida Museum of Natural History from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! This free, popular and unique event has attracted collectors from across the Southeast for more than 30 years.
The Association of Academic Women and the Academic & Professional Assembly (APA) will host a networking event on Jan. 27. Visit the APA website for more information as it becomes available. In February, the APA will welcome UF Athletic Director Jeremy Foley on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m.