Employee retirement actions entered in the myUFL system are reported to the State of Florida and PeopleFirst, and retirees are automatically enrolled in state retiree health coverage. This is a one-time acceptance opportunity; retiree health insurance premiums must be accepted and paid by the due date or retiree coverage is forfeited permanently.
If you are currently enrolled in GatorCare, are planning a retirement action, and want retiree health coverage, you must be actively enrolled in a state health plan prior to formal retirement action. Contact UF Benefits for assistance with terminating GatorCare coverage to permit a qualifying status change event for enrollment in state coverage.
The State Division of Retirement coordinates retirement distributions/pension benefits directly with employees. By state statute, an employee who retires under a state retirement plan cannot be rehired in a compensated position for at least 7 months from the date of distribution or disbursement of pension benefits. In special circumstances, with proper administrative approval, OPS employment may be permitted immediately after a retirement action, provided the member has not taken a distribution or pension benefit from the State.
If you have questions, please contact UF Benefits at (352) 392-2477 or firstname.lastname@example.org