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Faculty and staff join the conversation about UF’s leave benefit offerings

As part of its commitment to offering benefits programs that are competitive, valuable and meet the needs of our university community, UFHR recently invited university faculty and staff to join the conversation by providing feedback about the university’s existing leave programs. The scope of the feedback covered the topics of vacation and sick leave, parental leave, medical leave and FMLA leave.

GatorGradCare summer enrollment deadline is May 16

The enrollment period for GatorGradCare summer-only coverage is now open for the following students: New graduate assistants, research assistants and teaching assistants on appointment in the summer, and graduate assistants not currently enrolled in 2018–2019 annual or spring/summer coverage on assistantship for the summer term.

Employees must report 2018-2019 compensatory leave use by May 30

All non-exempt TEAMS and USPS employees, as well as exempt USPS employees may use overtime and/or special compensatory leave through the end of the fiscal year (June 30), but the leave must be entered into the Elapsed Timesheet in the myUFL system no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. Learn more.

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

Employees with nine- and 10-month appointments generally do not receive a paycheck during the summer break but continue to have insurance coverage during these months. Those with summer appointments will not have deductions taken for the UFSelect, GatorCare and/or State plans since premiums were deducted during the double deduction period (February through May).

Submit your Flexible Spending Account claims by April 15

The health care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and the limited purpose FSA plans now have a carryover feature that allows you to carry over up to $500 of your unused money into the next plan year. You also have until April 15, 2019, to turn in claims for reimbursement for eligible expenses incurred by Dec. 31, 2018.

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