Benefits Open Enrollment runs September 19 – October 18

Published: September 6th, 2006

Category: Memos

Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President, Human Resource Services

This year’s benefits Open Enrollment period for UF employees kicks off September 19 and ends October 18. Open Enrollment is the only period during which changes to pre-tax employee benefits can be made unless you have a qualifying event (e.g., change in marital status, birth, adoption). Any changes you make to your elections during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2007.

A Benefits Fair will be held on September 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom. Representatives from vendors will be available to answer questions about a variety of benefits, and attendees may register for a chance to win prizes.

Visit to learn about how you can access, enroll, or make changes to your benefits; plan highlights for 2007; and a list of the mailings you should have received from People First.

As a university employee, your benefits may include a combination of state and UF-sponsored plans, depending on the selections you’ve already made. Only those plans designated “state-sponsored” can be changed online through the People First web site ( Enrollments and changes for UF plans must be made by completing the appropriate enrollment forms and returning them to University Benefits and Retirement or your nearest HRS satellite office.

The following plans fall under this year’s Open Enrollment period:

State-Sponsored Plans

Health insurance

  • State employees’ PPO plan
  • HMO health plans
  • Health Investor Plan PPO & HMO

Life insurance

  • Basic term life and AD&D
  • Optional term life and AD&D

Supplemental health insurance

  • Hospital income
  • Cancer
  • Intensive care
  • Dental
  • Short-term disability
  • Accident/accidental death
  • Vision

Reimbursement accounts

  • Medical reimbursement
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • Limited Purpose Medical Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account

UF-sponsored plans

  • Long Term Disability
  • Direct Assignment/Reimbursement Dental (Eagles)
  • UF Term and Whole Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner HMO Plan
  • Auto/Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Personal Accident

will be receiving a letter from People First, the third-party administrator for state-sponsored plans with a userID, information on how to obtain your password, and a current benefits statement at your home address. Please review your personal benefits statement carefully. If you note a discrepancy, please log on to the People First web site at to verify your state-sponsored benefits. If you have questions or have not received a userID and password or a benefits statement, contact the People First Service Center at 1-866-ONE-HRFL (1-866-633-4735) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In addition, you will be receiving a letter from us with the UF-sponsored plans at your campus address. Still have questions? Visit the University Benefits section of UF’s Office of Human Resource Services web site at, stop by the Benefits office at 422 Stadium West or a Human Resource Services satellite office, or contact University Benefits at 392-1225 (SC 622-1225) or

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