Category: Benefits

Explore exclusive savings for UF faculty and staff

From gyms to restaurants, car rentals and more — UF employees have the opportunity to save at a variety of businesses and retailers through UF GatorPerks.

Explore the GatorPerks website to discover local and regional discounts. Know of a business you would like to see included in the program? Complete the GatorPerks Recommendation Form to help us grow our list of vendors.

Take steps now to ensure you receive benefits open enrollment communications

In the coming weeks, the State of Florida will be sending communications about insurance benefit choices and changes via email — rather than to your home mailing address — in advance of this year’s Open Enrollment period, which will run Oct. 16–Nov. 3.

To ensure you receive benefits correspondence, now is the time to verify and update your contact information as needed in both the State of Florida’s People First system and ONE.UF. Visit the Benefits website for a step-by-step guide. 

Explore ways to cultivate better mental health

Our mental health plays a crucial role in our overall well-being. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we invite you to explore upcoming webinars and resources designed to support your and your family’s mental well-being.

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency expires May 11

The State Employee’s Prescription Drug Plan coverage for over-the-counter, or OTC, COVID-19 tests will expire on May 11.

Expand your horizons with the Employee Education Program

UF faculty and staff who wish to take college courses through the Employee Education Program, or EEP, during the summer semester are encouraged to visit the program website today for information on upcoming application, approval and registration deadlines.

Read our EEP spotlight to learn how the program supports UF employees’ growth and career development. You can also register to attend an EEP informational webinar on April 13.

Florida Prepaid open enrollment now through April 30

The Florida Prepaid and the Florida Investment 529 Plans offer affordable ways to save for your child’s future college expenses, and convenient payroll deductions make saving even easier! Visit the Florida Prepaid web site or call (800) 552-4723 to find out more. Plan participants should contact Florida Prepaid for a payroll deduction form once enrolled in a plan.

Explore ways to add to your retirement savings

With tax season upon us, now is a great time to review your savings plans to ensure you’re maximizing your contributions. In addition to the mandatory state retirement plans offered — including the voluntary State of Florida Deferred Compensation Plan, or 457(b) — as a UF employee you may also participate in a voluntary 403(b) plan to supplement your retirement via payroll deductions.

Both the 403(b) and 457(b) plans are voluntary savings plans available to faculty, TEAMS, USPS and OPS employees — including housestaff/residents, graduate assistants, postdocs and adjunct faculty. Read on for a breakdown of each plan.

It’s tax time — be on the lookout for your IRS Forms W-2 and 1095-C

By now you should be able to access your Form W-2 in myUFL or the ONE.UF application, or you should soon be receiving it in the mail.

Have you reviewed your 2023 paycheck statements?

While it’s always a good idea to look over your paycheck statement from time to time, it’s especially important at the beginning of the calendar year.

Get informed! Find free subscriptions and other faculty and staff perks

From free subscriptions to discounts and educational resources, UF faculty and staff benefit from a variety of perks. 

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