Have you made your benefit elections for 2019? Open Enrollment ends this Friday

Open Enrollment ends this Friday, Nov. 2, so please be sure to make your elections if you haven’t already. Please note that UF will be closed on Nov. 2 for the UF Homecoming holiday so if you need assistance from UFHR Benefits staff, reach out to them before Friday at benefits@ufl.edu or (352) 392-2477.

More than 2,000 faculty and staff were able to learn more about their benefits options and wellness resources at the 2018 UF Benefits & Wellness Fair, which was held last week at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The fair featured nearly 60 tables representing UF’s many benefits and financial planning vendors and a range of wellness organizations dedicated to providing an enhanced quality of life for UF’s faculty and staff. You can view photos from the event here.

At the fair, faculty and staff also had the opportunity to learn more about ALEX, UFHR’s online benefits counselor. So far this year, ALEX has had more than 13,000 visits. Visit ALEX today if you haven’t already to learn which benefits plans are best for you, and then be sure to enroll at myUFL (Main Menu > My Self Service > Benefits > Benefits Enrollment) and/or People First depending on your elections.

People First has created an Open Enrollment video to assist employees with completing the Open Enrollment process for state benefits. There is also a video about how to reset your password if needed.

Avoiding fraud in the final days of Open Enrollment

During the last few days of Open Enrollment, please remember to be vigilant, as always, regarding spam and phishing attempts by email and by phone. Some employees have reported calls from in-state and out-of-state area codes, with callers asking for personal information to enroll in a health plan or approve a prescription. Phishing emails have referenced Open Enrollment and ask recipients to click on links for more information.

To protect yourself, remember to never give personal information over the telephone, unless you initiated the call and are certain you reached the correct telephone number, and never send Social Security numbers by email. Contact your insurer directly if you are uncertain whether a call or email is genuine, and please be cautious about clicking on email attachments or links that could contain viruses.

Learn more about Open Enrollment here, or contact UFHR Benefits at benefits@ufl.edu or (352) 392-2477.