Tag: benefits

New employees: Have you met ALEX, UF’s virtual benefits counselor?

ALEX is an online, virtual benefits counselor designed to make exploring and choosing the best benefits options for new employees and their families less of a chore.

Did you resolve to become more fiscally fit in 2018?: You can save more with GatorPerks

Do your resolutions include saving some money this year? GatorPerks is here to help! Be sure to check GatorPerks for exclusive UF employee discount offers on restaurants, travel and much more.

Meet ALEX, your personalized benefits counselor

In an effort to simplify the benefits election process for new employees, as well as to make Open Enrollment less stressful for current employees, UFHR is introducing this new online tool for anyone who wants a better understanding of the comprehensive benefits offered at UF.

Verify your benefits deductions for 2017

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.

Payroll deductions for nine- and ten-month employees resume in September

Normal payroll deductions for health, life, optional and supplemental insurance for state and UF plans will resume on the Sept. 2 paycheck to align with the nine- and ten- month appointment pay cycle.

Misrouted Health Insurance Marketplace notices should be forwarded to the UF Benefits Office

Employees are asked to provide their employer’s address when they apply for health insurance coverage from the Healthcare Marketplace. UF employees should use the correct UF mailing address to avoid delays with their application. The correct address to use is: University Benefits, University of Florida, 903 W. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601.

Reminder: Be sure to report all work/life-event changes

UF employees should report qualifying status events to University Benefits or their Human Resource Services satellite office within 60 days of the event date.

Lapse in summer deductions for 9- and 10-month employees does not affect coverage

Employees on 9- and 10-month appointments will not have deductions taken over the summer months for UFSelect, GatorCare and/or state plans if enrolled. Premiums for these employees’ elected coverage(s) are deducted in the fall and spring semesters in order to cover the summer months.

Sick leave cashout program to discontinue after June 2016

Beginning July 1, 2016, payments for sick leave will no longer be made for any type of separation from employment for TEAMS, USPS and faculty who are not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Is your physician part of your insurance provider's network?

Prior to receiving medical care, employees are encouraged to contact their health insurance provider (Florida Blue, AvMed, etc.) to ensure that the facility or physician is part of the network. Changes to provider networks occur frequently without prior notice. Services provided at non-network providers may result in higher out-of-pockets costs to participants or denial of medical claims.

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