Category: Benefits

More than 100 children of TEAMS employees receive HEO scholarship

UFHR recently awarded 127 eligible TEAMS employees’ children the Higher Education Opportunity, or HEO, scholarship.


Get year-round tuition assistance through the Employee Education program

UF’s Employee Education Program, or EEP, is a UF-funded benefit designed to provide full-time TEAMS, Academic Personnel and USPS employees with tuition assistance.


Explore ways you can save for the future

Interested in learning more about how to maximize your savings? Check out the following opportunities.


Florida Prepaid helps you save for your child’s future

The Florida Prepaid and the Florida Investment 529 Plans offer affordable ways to save for your child’s future college expenses.


Wondering if emails related to your state benefits are legitimate?

Recently, some UF employees have received emails from third-party organizations that facilitate meetings between state-licensed retirement representatives and public employees.


It’s tax time — Be on the lookout for W-2 and 1095 forms

By now you should be able to access your W-2 form in myUFL or the ONE.UF application, or you should soon be receiving it in the mail if you did not give consent to access it electronically.


Sharpen your financial skills with these upcoming webinars

Whether retirement is just around the corner or a few years away, it’s important to plan for this milestone.


Are you maximizing your tax-deferring opportunities?

As tax season approaches, now is a great time to do a financial check-up to ensure you are taking advantage of the tax-deferring opportunities available to you.

“Anything you can do to tax-defer helps stretch your dollar,” said Shannon Edwards, UFHR Benefits director. “The first thing I tell people who come to me for savings advice is to do a financial check-up at the beginning of each year to ensure they are taking advantage of every opportunity.”

As a UF employee, you have a few ways to tax-defer your earnings


Have you reviewed your 2022 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. By doing so, you can verify your benefits deductions and leave accruals are accurate and up-to-date.

Read on to learn about benefits deductions and the vacation leave conversion pause.


Looking for ways to add to your retirement savings?

University of Florida

The new year is a great time to review your savings plans to ensure you’re maximizing your contributions. In addition to the state retirement plans offered, as a UF employee you may also participate in a 457(b) Deferred Compensation plan and/or voluntary 403(b) plans to supplement your retirement via payroll deductions.

Both the 457(b) and 403(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.


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