Category: Financial Focus

Tune in for expert-led sessions throughout Financial Literacy Week

Financial Literacy

Throughout the week of April 5, improve your financial literacy and develop healthier financial habits by participating in one or more sessions in our Financial Literacy Series. All webinars are free and will be held via Zoom. Learn what you can do to maximize your retirement savings, discover the fundamentals of investing, find strategies on […]


COVID-19 and your 2020 tax return

The 2021 tax filing season in underway. If you haven’t already submitted yours, please note that you might need to provide information regarding your Economic Impact Payments, otherwise known as stimulus checks. UF/IFAS Extension has designed a quick guide outlining what you need to know about the 2021 tax season. Learn more


Financial Literacy Series: Let’s talk credit

Financial Literacy

Want to learn how to develop healthier financial habits to build credit? Join UFHR Wellness for the next installment of its Financial Literacy Series. Discover tools to understand your credit and how it may help you reach your goals, and learn how to effectively manage your credit as well as what to consider when borrowing. […]


Florida Prepaid helps you plan for your child’s future

The Florida Prepaid and Florida Investment 529 Plans offer affordable ways to save for your child’s future college expenses. Now through April 30, plan participants can enroll in convenient payroll deductions. Visit the Florida Prepaid website or call (800) 552-4723 to find out more.


Double deductions for nine- and ten-month employees begin Feb. 12

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Nine- and ten-month employees will have double deductions taken from their paychecks for benefits Feb. 12 through May 7. These deductions ensure coverage for state health, life and supplemental insurance continues during the summer. Standard payroll deductions will resume in September. Graduate assistants with an active nine-month appointment enrolled in a GatorGradCare spring plan will […]


Open enrollment for adoption benefits available through March 31

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State employees and other eligible applicants who adopt a child from Florida’s child welfare system may be eligible for a one-time lump sum of $10,000 for a special needs child or $5,000 for a non-special needs child. Open enrollment for the program runs through March 31. Part-time employees participating in the program will have the […]


Financial Literacy Series – Five questions to ask before you retire

Financial Literacy

UFHR Wellness has partnered with several campus and community partners to bring together a series of workshops aimed at increasing financial literacy and developing healthier financial habits. The next installment of the Financial Literacy Series, led by a Financial Advisor from Wells Fargo, will cover the five most common questions that need to be addressed […]


Has your department received a “Letter 226j”?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to enforce the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment requirement (“Employer Mandate”) in the Affordable Care Act and is mailing notices to employers who may owe a penalty for calendar year 2020. The State of Florida and UF have 30 days from the date of the letter to respond. The notice […]


Did you know UF has a policy on tipping?

Pursuant to state guidelines and UF’s Policy on Business Entertainment, gratuities should not exceed 15 percent of a bill’s subtotal before tax. In some cases, where there is an automatic gratuity charged by a venue, tips on meals may exceed 15 percent. This increase is allowable and will be reimbursed by the University. Please help […]


Verify your benefits deductions for 2020

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. If you made any changes to the following plans during Open Enrollment, they will be reflected beginning with your Jan. 3 paycheck: Medical/Dependent Care Reimbursement and Health Savings […]


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