Verify your benefits elections for 2022

Have you checked your benefits deductions? Any changes you made during the annual open enrollment period are reflected on your December and January payroll statements. Deductions for the 2022 calendar year began with the Dec. 3 paycheck.

Premiums for State of Florida-sponsored plans are deducted from your paycheck one month in advance, with the exception of flex spending and health savings accounts. Your 2022 premiums — including health, basic and optional life, dental, vision, etc. — will be reflected on your Dec. 3 and 17 paychecks for January coverage.

No benefit deductions will appear on the Dec. 31 paycheck because it is the third paycheck of the month. Employees who have not met their annual IRS limits for voluntary retirement savings plans will have a contribution on their Dec. 31 paycheck.

If you made changes to your State of Florida-sponsored plans during this year’s open enrollment period, you can also view your confirmation statement online by logging in to People First and selecting the “Insurance Benefits” box, then selecting “Confirmation Statement.”

Please note that premiums for UF-sponsored plans, which include UFSelect and GatorCare, are not collected in advance, but are collected within the month of coverage. Deductions for 2022 coverage for these plans will begin on the Jan. 14 and 28 paychecks.

Be sure to review all of your deductions carefully. If you have switched between a UF-sponsored plan and a state-sponsored plan, be especially sure to look for any deductions that may represent duplicate enrollments. If you have questions about deductions for your benefits, please contact UFHR Benefits at (352) 392-2477 or as soon as possible.