Benefits Subscribe to RSS Feed

Double-deductions begin for nine- and ten-month employees

To ensure coverage for state health, life and supplemental insurance continues during the summer, double-deductions will be collected from nine-month and ten-month employees’ paychecks beginning with the Feb.14 paycheck and continuing through May 22. Normal payroll deductions resume in September. Please note that payroll deductions for GatorCare health plans and the UFSelect plans are not doubled since […]

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment — now with lowest prepaid plan prices in five years

The Florida Prepaid Plan and the Florida Investment Plan (a 529 plan) offer affordable ways to save for your child’s future college expenses.  Lower plan prices are in effect for the 2020 Open Enrollment period, which began Feb. 1 and ends April 30. Prices start at only $44 per month for a newborn. Sign up […]

It’s tax time — be on the lookout for forms and a new W-4 for 2020

In addition to filing your W-2, the IRS requires reporting of health insurance coverage information for the 2019 federal income tax reporting year. While it is not necessary to include the actual forms with your tax return, information from IRS Form 1095-B and/or Form 1095-C must be included on individuals’ income tax returns. Please be […]

Are you maximizing your tax-deferring opportunities?

As the new year and tax season are upon us, now is a great time to do a financial check-up to ensure you are taking advantage of the tax-deferring opportunities available to you. “Anything you can do to tax-defer helps stretch your dollar,” said Shannon Edwards, UFHR Benefits director. “The first thing I tell people […]

Free UF 360 Degrees Mindfulness course resumes with resources available online

The UF Mindfulness team offers weekly free opportunities to reduce stress and connect with a community of mindfulness practitioners. Weekly workshops will resume beginning this Thursday, Jan. 9, in 408 Peabody Hall, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All students, staff and faculty members also now have online access to the 360 Degrees Mindfulness Course Resources. To learn more about […]

Verify your benefits deductions for 2020

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. If you made any changes to the following plans during Open Enrollment, they will be reflected beginning with your Jan. 3 paycheck: Medical/Dependent Care Reimbursement and Health Savings […]

Voluntary retirement savings plan limits increase for 2020

UF’s voluntary retirement savings plans may help increase your retirement security with the added benefits of pre-tax investing. The plans allow you to “defer,” or delay, receiving a portion of your income until a later date, generally when you retire. The IRS recently announced that 2020 contribution limits for the 403(b) and 457 voluntary retirement […]

Review printed confirmation statements, upcoming paychecks for changes made during Open Enrollment

While the annual benefits Open Enrollment period concluded in November, now is the time to review your paperwork and online information to confirm any changes you made are accurately reflected and ensure you have the coverage you intended in 2020. In addition to an online benefits confirmation statement, the state of Florida’s benefits administrator, People […]

How do you make healthcare decisions?

Researchers in the UF Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are seeking your participation in a survey investigating how people make health insurance enrollment decisions. By participating in this online survey, you may qualify for a follow-up in-lab study at the University of Florida that will pay $50 dollars. To participate you must be: A […]

Opportunities to learn more about the State of Florida’s new shared savings program

Did you know you can shop for healthcare services and earn rewards? The State of Florida offers a Shared Savings Program to reward you for making informed and cost-effective decisions about your healthcare.