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Qualifying Status Changes

Qualifying status events include changes in family or employment status. Examples of qualifying events include the following: marriage, birth of a child, dependent eligibility changes, divorce, death, time away from work, retirement, transferring or leaving state employment.

Reporting Qualifying Status Changes

All qualifying status changes must be reported to People First for state/People First plans or to University Benefits and Retirement for GatorCare or UFSelect voluntary plans no later than 60 calendar days after the date of the event. The effective date of the plan change depends on the benefits package and plan.

Changes to your life insurance beneficiaries can be updated at any time. Beneficiaries for state life plans are changed and maintained with Minnesota Life. UF life plans are maintained in the myUFL portal.

  • For more information about reporting qualifying status within state plans, see the state of Florida Life Events webpage.
  • For more information about enrolling in UFSelect and GatorCare plans, please see the How to Enroll Instruction Guide.
  • For more information about enrolling in State plans through People First, please see the Instruction Guide.

IMPORTANT: In general, if the change is not reported or made within 60 days, you must wait until the next Open Enrollment period to update your elections.

Report qualifying status changes to the following:

State of Florida Plans GatorCare Plans UFSelect Plans
PeopleFirst Service Center UF Benefits Office UF Benefits Office
Phone: (866) 663-4735
Phone: (352) 392-2477
Benefits @ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 392-2477