The required dependent documentation must be sent to HMS by the specified deadline in order to continue dependent coverage.
Employees are encouraged to upgrade to a modern browser, such as IE 11 or the newest version of IE called Edge, to resolve these issues and to stay cybersafe in general.
All UF and UF Health Shands faculty and staff parking decals will expire on May 1. Please order your new decal by April 15 to ensure you receive it on time and avoid parking citations.
Employees on 9- and 10-month appointments will not have deductions taken out over the summer months for UFSelect, GatorCare and/or state plans.
Beginning this month, UF will begin collecting premium underpayments of up to one month’s premium for state plans via payroll deduction.
The GatorGradCare summer enrollment application must be submitted by the May 16 enrollment deadline even if the assistantship does not begin until Summer B.
UF employees with covered dependents should keep a close eye out for dependent verification requests from HMS to ensure their dependents do not lose coverage.
All 2017 expenses must be incurred by the end of the grace period—March 15—or the IRS “use-it-or-lose-it” rule will apply. Claims for 2017 expenses must be filed by the final filing date of April 15, 2018.
On Monday, March 26, the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) will launch a new People First system featuring a modernized look and enhanced functionality.
Beginning this month, UF will begin collecting premium underpayments of up to one month’s premium for state plans via payroll deduction. Employees will no longer need to mail checks to People First.
Whether you’re planning a spring break road trip or a night on the town, be sure to check GatorPerks for exclusive discount offers.
UF employees with covered dependents should keep a close eye out for dependent verification requests from Health Management Systems (HMS) beginning this March to ensure their dependents do not lose coverage.
The state’s FSAs feature an annual grace period that enables participants to continue to use medical and dependent care accounts for eligible expenses through March 15.
The Florida Prepaid Plan and the Florida Investment Plan (a 529 plan) offer affordable ways to save for your child’s future college expenses. Open Enrollment continues through Feb. 28.
In addition to filing your W-2, the IRS requires reporting of health insurance coverage information for the 2017 federal income tax reporting year.
To ensure coverage for state health, life and supplemental insurance continues during the summer, double deductions will be collected from 9- and 10-month employees’ paychecks beginning with the Feb. 2 paycheck and continuing through May 11.
It is important that the Healthcare Marketplace is aware of any employee who was offered coverage through UF, both for the protection of the university and so the employee does not inadvertently receive a premium tax credit that he or she may have to pay back.
Did you see the story in last month’s issue of UF at Work about the coming Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) audit, which affects all employees with dependents enrolled in state plans? Health Management Systems Inc. (HMS) is administering the audit. Requests for documents, which were originally scheduled to go out to applicable employees at Florida state universities in December, will now begin going out in March.
In addition to filing your W-2, the IRS requires reporting of health insurance coverage information for the 2017 federal income tax reporting year. Information from IRS Form 1095-B and/or Form 1095-C must be included with individuals’ income tax return. Please be sure to watch your mail for important tax documents and safeguard your form(s) with your other tax reporting documents.
In December, the University of Florida Board Of Trustees approved collective bargaining agreements that cleared the way for the implementation of salary increases effective Jan. 1, 2018.
ALEX is an online, virtual benefits counselor designed to make exploring and choosing the best benefits options for new employees and their families less of a chore.
Whether or not you made changes during Open Enrollment, the New Year is a good time to review your paycheck to ensure your coverage selections are accurate. If you made any changes to the certain plans during Open Enrollment, they will be reflected beginning with your Jan. 5 paycheck.
Do your resolutions include saving some money this year? GatorPerks is here to help! Be sure to check GatorPerks for exclusive UF employee discount offers on restaurants, travel and much more.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires large employers to offer health care coverage to full-time employees. Employees have the opportunity to utilize the Healthcare Marketplace to obtain health insurance coverage and, as such, may qualify for a premium tax credit.
The annual vacation leave conversion process will take place at the end of the pay period covering Dec. 29 to Jan. 11. Vacation hours exceeding the annual maximum will automatically be converted into sick leave balance.
UF’s Financial Literacy and Retirement Education (FLARE) workshops are here to guide you on your journey toward the best possible retirement. This spring you can learn more about Medicare, Social Security and the Florida Retirement System, as well as sharpen your investment skills.
The enrollment deadline for spring/summer GatorGradCare health insurance is Jan. 30. The spring/summer GatorGradCare enrollment period is only for the following students:
Effective Dec. 1, a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit will include all employees with dependents enrolled in state plans.
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.
Each payday, especially following Open Enrollment, it’s important to confirm that your insurance premiums are being deducted correctly.
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.