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Open Enrollment

What is Open Enrollment?

Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to add, change, or remove benefits enrollment elections for the next plan year. Elections made during open enrollment are effective on January 1st of the following year. Outside the annual open enrollment period, employees may only make changes to their benefits elections within 60 days of a qualifying status change event.
2019 Open Enrollment dates are October 15, 2018 through November 2, 2018 at 6 p.m. EST. We encourage you to make your elections early in case you need assistance from UFHR Benefits staff since UF will be closed on November 2nd for the UF Homecoming holiday.

First, review your options with

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ALEX walks you through the process of picking your best benefits, and provides easy-to-understand explanations for any questions you might have along the way.  You can find ALEX and other helpful information here.


Read all Open Enrollment materials promptly and carefully

  • Open Enrollment packets from PeopleFirst should arrive by mail in mid-October
  • Watch for email communications from UFHR Benefits and see UF at Work for additional info
  • Check out What’s new for 2019 (coming soon)

Enroll or make your changes online

You can make changes and/or elections between Oct. 15 and Nov. 2 (by 6 p.m. EST). Please note: While the UF Benefits office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 2, you can still make your changes online via the People First and/or myUFL systems on this day.

State of Florida Plans

To make changes to or enroll in State of Florida plans via People First, have your PeopleFirst user ID (PFID) ready.

To locate your PFID, login to the myUFL system and navigate to: Main Menu > My Self Service > Benefits > PFID & Beneficiary Info.

Please note PeopleFirst passwords expire every 90 days. To reset, log onto the PeopleFirst website and follow “Forgot Password” instructions. For further assistance, call 1-866-663-4735.

UF Select Plans

To make changes to or enroll in UF Select plans, login to the myUFL system and navigate to: Main Menu > My Self Service > Benefits > Benefits Enrollment.

Still have questions?

As always, please feel free to reach out to us at (352) 392-2477 or benefits@ufl.edu if you have questions or need further assistance.  You also may schedule an appointment with one of our benefits specialists using our online scheduler; just look for the “Book Now” button on our benefits contact page.