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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.

Review December and January paychecks for insurance deductions

By on December 7, 2016

Each payday, especially following Open Enrollment, it’s important to confirm that your insurance premiums are being deducted correctly. A majority of state plans’ premiums, with exception of flexible spending accounts, are deducted a month in advance.

Retirement plan contribution limits unchanged for 2017

By on December 7, 2016

The IRS announced the retirement plan contribution limits for 2017 will remain the same as the 2016 limits.

Employees may consent to receive W-2 and 1095-C forms electronically

By on December 7, 2016

Employees who have not already done so may consent to receive their Form W-2 electronically rather than by mail by logging into the myUFLsystem and navigating to: My Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > W-2/W-2c Consent.

Social Security limit for 2017 increases, while Medicare taxes hold steady

By on December 7, 2016

The Social Security wage base limit for 2017 will increase to $127,200. Employees will pay a maximum of $7,886.40 ($127,200 x 6.2%) for 2017.

2017 Benefits Open Enrollment ends Nov. 4

By on November 2, 2016

During Open Enrollment employees can make changes and elections to State and UF benefit plans through the appropriate online portals. Elections made during OE are effective Jan. 1, 2017.

December Leave Cash-out period is Nov. 4–15

By on November 2, 2016

TEAMS employees are eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave — regardless of FTE — during the pay period of Nov. 4 to 17, provided 40 hours of vacation leave remain on balance after the end of that pay period. Eligible participants will receive the cash-out payment in their Nov. 23 paycheck.

Enrolled in a High Deductible Health plan?

By on November 2, 2016

If you enroll in a High Deductible Health plan during Open Enrollment, you may be eligible to open an HSA account. This HSA account can be used to pay out-of-pocket expenses like your deductible and co-insurance now or for qualified medical expenses in the future.

Signing up for UFSelect Term Life or Long Term Disability plan?

By on November 2, 2016

The Standard – Term Life – Requires a myUFL Enrollment and medical application. Term Life provides coverage levels up to $800,000 for employee coverage, $400,000 for spouse/domestic partner coverage and $25,000 for dependent child coverage. Spouse/domestic partner and/or dependent coverage cannot exceed employee coverage.

Signing up for a state-sponsored supplemental plan?

By on November 2, 2016

Some of the supplemental plans offered during Open Enrollment require medical underwriting and/or application, and enrollment is subject to approval by the supplemental insurance company.

2017 Benefits Open Enrollment begins Oct. 17

By on October 6, 2016

UF’s employee benefits Open Enrollment will be held Oct. 17 – Nov. 4. During Open Enrollment, employees can make changes and elections to state and UF benefit plans through the appropriate online portals. Elections made during Open Enrollment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017.