Category: Your Money

Support local businesses in your community

Saturday, Nov. 27, is Small Business Saturday. This is a great opportunity to visit local businesses in our community while taking advantage of UF’s GatorPerks for discounts at various businesses and retailers


Holiday discounts and events especially for UF faculty and staff

Throughout the months of November and December, UF faculty and staff have access to a number of special holiday offers and discounts.


Demystifying disability insurance

If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t given much thought to getting disability insurance. You may not even know what it covers or who it’s right for. But Open Enrollment is the perfect time to check out if enrolling in a disability plan is the right choice for you. Disability insurance is an effective […]


Are you considering life insurance?

Are you wondering whether it makes sense to sign up for a life insurance plan during this year’s Open Enrollment period? Maybe you haven’t thought seriously about buying life insurance yet—or you figured you’re not quite to the life stage where you need to think about buying a policy. Learn more about UF’s life insurance […]


TEAMS staff may cash out up to 16 hours of leave Oct. 29 through Nov. 11

UF TEAMS employees are eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave before the holiday season, provided a minimum balance of 40 hours remains on balance.


Why you might want a flexible spending account

Did you know a flexible spending account (FSA) can help you save on taxes when you pay for qualified expenses?

Open enrollment is a great time to explore adding an FSA to your benefits package if you don’t already have one. UF offers two types of FSAs you might wish to consider enrolling — a healthcare FSA and a dependent care FSA.


Choosing a dental plan from UF’s many options

Still trying to decide on a dental plan that works for you and your family? You’ve come to the right place. We have your oral health covered. Dental plans can be a confusing part of choosing your healthcare benefits package. Between State and UF offerings, you have access to 12 different dental plans, which can be a lot to navigate!

But the good news is that, with so many options, there’s bound to be one that fits your and your family’s dental needs best. We break it all down for you here.


Choosing your health insurance plan: HMO vs. PPO vs. HDHP

HMO, PPO, HDHP… oh my. If all the acronyms trip you up when it comes to choosing your healthcare plan this Open Enrollment, you’re not alone. Here’s some basic information that can help you decide when it comes to choosing your healthcare options. What is an HMO? A Health Maintenance Organization, or HMO, is one […]


Review your benefits and make changes during Open Enrollment, now through Oct. 29

The State of Florida and UF’s Benefits Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to make changes to your benefits enrollments for the upcoming calendar year. This year’s Open Enrollment started yesterday and runs through Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. EST. 

Importantly, note that UFHR Benefits will never contact you to ask you for your personal information. Please do not share your Social Security number or any other private information with anyone who calls claiming to represent the university or the State of Florida during Open Enrollment or at any other time throughout the year. 


Your annual opportunity to ensure you have the benefits that meet your needs

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Each fall, the annual open enrollment period provides you with an opportunity to evaluate your current benefits to determine if adjustments are needed for the new plan year. This year’s open enrollment period begins today and ends on Friday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. EST. Changes made during open enrollment will take effect Jan. 1, 2022. 


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