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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.

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.

Payroll deductions for nine- and ten-month employees resume in September

By on August 2, 2016

Normal payroll deductions for health, life, optional and supplemental insurance for state and UF plans will resume on the Sept. 2 paycheck to align with the nine- and ten- month appointment pay cycle.

Misrouted Health Insurance Marketplace notices should be forwarded to the UF Benefits Office

By on August 2, 2016

Employees are asked to provide their employer’s address when they apply for health insurance coverage from the Healthcare Marketplace. UF employees should use the correct UF mailing address to avoid delays with their application. The correct address to use is: University Benefits, University of Florida, 903 W. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601.

Reminder: Be sure to report all work/life-event changes

By on June 1, 2016

UF employees should report qualifying status events to University Benefits or their Human Resource Services satellite office within 60 days of the event date.

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

By on May 4, 2016

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

Sick leave cashout program to discontinue after June 2016

By on May 4, 2016

Beginning July 1, 2016, payments for sick leave will no longer be made for any type of separation from employment for TEAMS, USPS and faculty who are not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Is your physician part of your insurance provider’s network?

By on May 4, 2016

Prior to receiving medical care, employees are encouraged to contact their health insurance provider (Florida Blue, AvMed, etc.) to ensure that the facility or physician is part of the network. Changes to provider networks occur frequently without prior notice. Services provided at non-network providers may result in higher out-of-pockets costs to participants or denial of medical claims.

Flex spending 2015 claim submissions due April 14

By on April 6, 2016

Did you have a 2015 medical reimbursement and/or daycare reimbursement account? The IRS “use-it-or-lose-it” rule will apply to unused money remaining in your 2015 flexible spending account (FSA), so be sure to submit claims for 2015 expenses before the final filing date of April 14.

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

By on March 2, 2016

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

Double deductions for state plans begin

By on February 2, 2016

To ensure coverage for state health, life and supplemental insurance continues during the summer without a break in service, double deductions will be collected from nine-month and ten-month employees’ paychecks beginning with the Feb. 5 paycheck and continuing through May 13.

Verify your benefits deductions for 2016

By on January 5, 2016

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.

Review December and January paychecks for insurance deductions

By on December 1, 2015

Each payday, especially following Open Enrollment, it’s important to confirm that your insurance premium deductions are correct. A majority of state plan premiums (with the exception of flexible spending accounts) are deducted and prepaid a month in advance.

Benefits Open Enrollment period is Oct. 19 through Nov. 6

By on October 6, 2015

This year’s Open Enrollment period begins Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. and ends Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. EST. Please note that the UF Benefits office will be closed on Nov. 6 for the Homecoming holiday. Employees are encouraged to submit their enrollment selections prior to Nov. 6 in case assistance is needed from the UF Benefits staff.

National Retirement Security Week is Oct. 18-24

By on October 6, 2015

Experts predict that retirees will need from 80 to 100 percent of their pre-retirement income to maintain their lifestyle after retirement. Yet surveys show that most Americans remain unprepared for retirement.

Benefits programs at a glance

By on October 6, 2015

State of Florida announces changes to basic and optional life plans

By on October 6, 2015

During Open Enrollment, employees enrolled in basic life insurance may cover their legal spouse and eligible children under the new dependent spouse and child life insurance. Additionally, employee rates for basic and optional life insurance are decreasing for 2016. More

UFSelect offers a range of voluntary benefit options

By on October 6, 2015

UFSelect is the university’s voluntary post-tax benefits program designed to provide employees with more options to help round out their benefits packages. During Open Enrollment UFSelect will offer the following plans: Eagles Dental – Reimbursement dental plan; no networks—choose any

Open Enrollment information for temporary employees

By on October 6, 2015

OPS and other temporary employees who worked an average of 30 hours per week or more from October 3, 2014 to October 2, 2015 will be offered an opportunity to participate in the Annual Open Enrollment (OE) period which runs from Oct. 19 to Nov. 6, 2015 at 6 pm EST.

Have you checked your Life Insurance beneficiaries lately?

By on October 6, 2015

Beneficiary information for your life insurance plans may be updated anytime during the year. Open enrollment provides an opportunity to review and verify your information.

Benefits Open Enrollment period will run Oct. 19 through Nov. 6

By on September 1, 2015

Benefits Open Enrollment, scheduled this year for Oct. 19 through Nov. 6, provides UF employees with the opportunity to make changes to their state and UF insurance plans for the upcoming calendar year. Due to the university holiday closing for Homecoming on Nov. 6, UF employees are encouraged to submit their enrollment selections prior to Nov. 6 in case assistance is needed from UF Benefits staff.

Deductions for nine- and ten-month employees resume Sept. 4

By on September 1, 2015

Nine- and ten-month employees’ payroll deductions for health, life, optional, and supplemental insurance for state and UF plans will resume with the Sept. 4 paycheck.

Have you recently received an error message when sending an email to UF Benefits?

By on August 4, 2015

A recent configuration change to UF Benefits’ email address (benefits@ufl.edu) may have caused some campus users to receive delivery failure notifications.