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Are your dependents covered by a state insurance plan? Be on the lookout for verification requests to ensure they don’t lose coverage

By on December 6, 2017

Effective Dec. 1, a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit will include all employees with dependents enrolled in state plans.

Be sure to enter your holiday time and leave early

By on December 6, 2017

UF Leave Administration encourages you to enter your time and leave early as you make preparations for time off during the holidays. All TEAMS and Academic Personnel identified by their departments as “essential employees” may enter December personal leave now.

Review December and January paychecks for insurance deductions

By on December 6, 2017

Each payday, especially following Open Enrollment, it’s important to confirm that your insurance premiums are being deducted correctly.

Year-end vacation leave conversion slated for January

By on December 6, 2017

The annual vacation leave conversion process will take place at the end of the pay period covering Dec. 29 to Jan. 11, 2018. Vacation hours exceeding the annual maximum will automatically be converted into sick leave balance.

Retirement plan contribution limits increase for 2018

By on December 6, 2017

The beginning of a new year is a great time to start a voluntary retirement plan or increase your salary deferrals to maximize your tax savings.

Electing to receive your 1095-C, W-2 forms electronically

By on December 6, 2017

Employees may elect to receive their W-2 and 1095-C forms for 2017 electronically.

GatorGradCare spring/summer enrollment is open

By on December 6, 2017

The enrollment deadline for spring/summer GatorGradCare health insurance is Jan. 30, 2018.

Expanded Benefits & Wellness Fair, ALEX enhance Open Enrollment experience

By on November 1, 2017

The 2017 UF Benefits & Wellness Fair was bigger than better than ever, with 61 vendors representing UF’s many benefits and financial planning vendors as well as a range of organizations dedicated to providing an enhanced quality of life for UF’s faculty and staff.

Benefits Open Enrollment extended to Nov. 10

By on November 1, 2017

Faculty and staff now have until Friday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. EST to make enroll in or make changes to their benefits plans.

Do you have dependents covered by a state insurance plan? Be on the lookout for verification requests to ensure continued coverage

By on November 1, 2017

Last May, the Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) began requesting a random sample of employees’ documents as part of a quality assurance review to confirm employees’ dependents, both newly added and existing, are eligible for insurance coverage. Effective Dec. 1, this audit will include all employees with dependents enrolled in state plans.

December Leave Cash-out Period is Nov. 6-14

By on November 1, 2017

If you are a TEAMS employee, you may be eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave during the pay period of Nov. 3 to 16 if you have at least 40 hours of vacation leave remaining on balance after the end of that pay period. Eligible participants will receive the cash-out payment on their Nov. 22 paycheck.

Are your life insurance beneficiaries up to date?

By on November 1, 2017

Beneficiary information for your life insurance plans may be updated at any time throughout the year. Keeping your designations up to date ensures that your life benefits are paid to the person or people that you intended. With various life plans offered at UF, beneficiaries are collected and maintained differently based upon the plan in which you are enrolled.

Benefits Open Enrollment runs Oct. 16 through Nov. 3

By on October 4, 2017

During Open Enrollment, employees can make changes and elections to state and UF benefit plans that will take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Here’s how you can get ready for this year’s Open Enrollment, which runs Oct. 16-Nov. 3.

Enroll in the Sick Leave Pool through Oct. 31

By on October 4, 2017

Qualifying University of Florida employees may apply for membership in the Sick Leave Pool during its open enrollment period, Oct. 1-31. Applications must be received by UFHR Benefits by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Avoiding fraud during Open Enrollment—and throughout the year

By on October 4, 2017

The recent Equifax data breach as well as the rise in phishing targeting UF email accounts remind us all of the need to be extra careful when updating, sharing or accessing protected information. Employees are encouraged to be especially vigilant during Open Enrollment for phishing attempts by email and by telephone.

UF Benefits & Wellness Fair bigger and better than ever!

By on October 4, 2017

Don’t miss this one-day event filled with information, activities and resources designed with UF employees in mind. The Fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. 

Did you participate in the Employee Education Program during 2017?

By on October 4, 2017

Per IRS regulations, only the first $5,250 of the tuition waiver provided by the Employee Education Program benefit is non-taxable.  Any amount in excess of $5,250 is taxable income to the employee and must be taxed and included on the employee’s W-2 for the year.

Exploring your benefits options during Open Enrollment just got easier

By on September 7, 2017

This year’s benefits Open Enrollment period will run Oct. 16 – Nov. 3.  During Open Enrollment, employees may make new elections or changes to their state and UF benefits plans. Changes made during this fall’s Open Enrollment period are effective Jan. 1, 2018.

GatorGradCare health insurance enrollment deadine is Sept. 14

By on September 7, 2017

All eligible GAs, RAs, TAs, including returning students previously on GatorGradCare, must submit a new enrollment if they would like to participate in the plan.

ALEX virtual benefits counselor brings a new spin to exploring benefits at UF

By on August 2, 2017

Beginning this fall, exploring your benefits options at UF will have a different look and feel. UFHR is pleased to present ALEX, an online, virtual benefits counselor designed to make exploring and choosing the best benefits options for you and

Save the Date! Benefits and Wellness Fair is Oct. 26

By on August 2, 2017

UF's Benefits and Wellness Fair will take place at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Champions Club.

Open Enrollment is coming—is your address up-to-date in the myUFL system?

By on August 2, 2017

Each year, the Benefits Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to elect or make changes to your state and UF benefit plans. This year’s Open Enrollment period will be Oct. 16 – Nov. 3, with changes made effective Jan. 1, 2018. In preparation, be sure your mailing address is up-to-date in the myUFL system.

New international health insurance plan provides coverage for traveling faculty, staff and graduate students

By on August 2, 2017

On Aug. 1, the University of Florida introduced a new international health insurance plan that will provide coverage for UF faculty, staff and graduate students traveling abroad for conferences, research or other job-related activities.

Benefits payroll deductions resume for nine- and ten-month employees

By on August 2, 2017

Normal payroll deductions for health, life, optional and supplemental insurance for state and UF plans will resume with the Sept. 1 paycheck to align with the nine- and ten- month appointment pay cycle.

GatorGradCare enrollment deadline is Sept. 14

By on August 2, 2017

Graduate assistants, teaching assistants and research assistants appointed .25 FTE or greater may participate in GatorGradCare health insurance. Please note that GatorGradCare enrollment is not automatic; all eligible participants, including returning students previously enrolled, must submit a 2017-2018 enrollment to participate in the plan.

Meet ALEX, your personalized benefits counselor

By on July 12, 2017

In an effort to simplify the benefits election process for new employees, as well as to make Open Enrollment less stressful for current employees, UFHR is introducing this new online tool for anyone who wants a better understanding of the comprehensive benefits offered at UF.

New legislation brings big changes to the FRS

By on July 12, 2017

State Senate Bill 7022, passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Scott, makes several important changes to state retirement plans.

Don’t miss out on summer savings with GatorPerks

By on July 12, 2017

Visit the website today to discover discounts on travel, theme parks and more!

Be sure to respond to dependent documentation requests from state

By on June 7, 2017

Effective May 15, the Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) began requesting documents as part of a monthly quality assurance review to confirm that an employee’s dependents—newly added and existing—are eligible for insurance coverage.

Use your 2016-2017 personal days by June 30

By on June 7, 2017

If you have unused TEAMS or faculty personal leave days or a USPS personal holiday, now is the time to use those days.