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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.

Employees must report 2016-2017 compensatory leave use by June 1

By on May 3, 2017

Employees must report 2016-2017 compensatory leave use by June 1.

Homecoming holiday slated for Oct. 6

By on May 3, 2017

At their meeting on February 16, the Faculty Senate approved the date of Homecoming 2017— October 6, 2017.

A reminder about UF insurance deductions for 9- and 10-month employees

By on May 3, 2017

Employees on 9- and 10-month appointments participating in UF insurance plans are reminded that a temporary increase in take-home pay will occur during the summer.

2016 Flex Spending Claims Deadline is April 18

By on April 5, 2017

Did you use all the money in your 2016 medical and childcare reimbursement accounts? Unused money remaining in your 2016 flexible spending account (FSA) is forfeited, so be sure to submit all claims for 2016 expenses before the final filing date of April 18.

Lapse in summer deductions for 9- and 10-month employees does not affect coverage

By on April 5, 2017

Employees on 9- and 10-month appointments will not have deductions taken over the summer months for UFSelect, GatorCare and/or state plans. Premiums for these employees’ elected coverage plan(s) are deducted in the fall and spring semesters to pay for coverage in the summer months.

State Employee Adoption Benefit Program

By on April 5, 2017

State employees adopting a child previously in permanent custody of the Florida’s child welfare system may be eligible for a monetary adoption benefit. To be considered for benefits, applicants must apply by April 28.

GatorGradCare Summer Enrollment Deadline is May 16

By on April 5, 2017

The enrollment period for GatorGradCare summer-only coverage is now open. Summer-only coverage is effective May 16 to August 15. Students must be appointed .25 FTE or greater as a GA/TA/RA for the summer term to participate.

MetLife Insurance renamed Brighthouse Financial

By on April 5, 2017

Effective March 6, MetLife Insurance Company USA is Brighthouse Life Insurance Company.

Flex spending account grace period available through March 15

By on March 1, 2017

The state’s Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) feature an annual grace period that enables participants to continue to use medical and dependent care accounts for eligible expenses from Jan. 1 through March 15.