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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.

Survey to determine employee satisfaction with People First: Make your voice heard

By on March 1, 2017

Between Monday, March 6, and Friday, March 17, the State of Florida’s Department of Management Services will e-mail a survey to 25,000 randomly selected active and retired state employees to determine satisfaction with the state’s benefits administrator, People First.

UFHR introduces Benefits Appointment Scheduler

By on February 1, 2017

As part of its strategic commitment to ensure HR service excellence and to improve access to HR services, UF Benefits has created the Benefits Appointment Scheduler.

Has your department inadvertently received a tax credit notice?

By on February 1, 2017

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.

Double deductions begin for nine-month and ten-month employees’ for state plans

By on February 1, 2017

To ensure coverage for state health, life and supplemental insurance continues during the summer, double-deductions will be collected from nine-month and ten-month employees’ paychecks beginning with the Feb. 3 paycheck and continuing through May 12.

Flex spending account grace period available through March 15

By on February 1, 2017

The state’s FSAs 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.

Verify your benefits deductions for 2017

By on January 11, 2017

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.

Has your department inadvertently received a tax credit notice?

By on January 11, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires large employers to offer healthcare 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.

Traveling overseas for Spring Break? Get your passport from UF Mail and Document Services!

By on January 11, 2017

UF Mail and Document Services provides the UF campus and the Gainesville community a variety of services including a Passport Acceptance Facility, print shop and mail facility.

Happy Holidays from Human Resource Services!

By on December 7, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, UFHR is pleased to provide the following holiday and end-of-year tips and reminders. As always, if you have questions or concerns about your time off, benefits, pay or other issues related to your employment at UF, we encourage you to contact our Service Center at (352) 392-2HRS (2477). We wish you a safe and joyous holiday season!

Chard Snyder introduces new mobile app for FSA, HSA accounts

By on December 7, 2016

A new app, Chard Snyder Mobile, is now available to participants in its flexible spending accounts (FSA) and HSA Advantage accounts. The app enables participants to use their smartphones or tablets to access their accounts, view claims and receipts and file for reimbursement.

Be sure to enter your holiday time and leave early

By on December 7, 2016

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 beginning on Monday, Dec. 12. Additionally, on Monday, Dec. 12, USPS employees may enter advanced vacation leave that will be used between Dec. 27–30.

USPS employees may be advanced vacation leave

By on December 7, 2016

USPS employees are not eligible for the four personal leave days, but they may be required to use vacation or accrued compensatory leave during the holiday closing period if a department chooses to close or upon supervisory request.

Year-end vacation leave conversion slated for January

By on December 7, 2016

The annual vacation leave conversion process will take place at the end of the pay period covering Dec. 30, 2016, through Jan. 12, 2017. Employees with vacation hours exceeding the annual maximum will automatically be converted into their sick leave balance.